CISOM: A Model to Drive Clinically Integrated Supply Chain Maturity
Medical error is now the third leading cause of death in North America. Although there is growing awareness of the challenges related to patient safety, there has been little evidence of improvement as rates of death and serious injury related to error and adverse events increase. Digital infrastructure in clinical settings that offers tracking and traceability of care processes and products used during patient care linked to patient outcomes, are at the heart of the issue for clinicians.
So how do we address the issues when there is such vast complexity within health systems and their care delivery processes? Providers need a strategic path forward to support and enable system improvement and personalized care.
The solution is the HIMSS Analytics Clinically Integrated Supply Outcomes Model (CISOM), an eight stage (0-7) model that provides a strategic pathway to track processes and products used in care, by mobilizing data to create real world evidence of impact and outcomes for patient populations. Health systems use CISOM to create an automated supply chain infrastructure at the point of care in their organization to proactively identify risk of adverse events and cue clinicians to risk. This enables proactive interventions to prevent adverse events, which in turn, strengthens quality and safety for patients and improves system performance.
The model guides organizations to adopt and implement four key dimensions to achieve a clinically integrated data infrastructure in clinical settings:
- Clinical Integration
- Predictive Data Analytics
- Governance and Leadership
Organizations engaging in the CISOM are able to measure progress along each of these four dimensions, documenting patient safety and quality outcomes as they achieve new capabilities, emerging from clinical supply chain management.
The CISOM Score
The CISOM evaluation and scoring offers a clear understanding of the clinical integration of supply chain infrastructure maturity that provides a path with clear evidence of outcomes to inform leadership decisions that advance quality and safety and inform investment decisions. The evaluation will be publicly available and will offer organizations a Baseline Score by which they can determine their next best steps toward Stage 7.
The CISOM Criteria
The CISOM is an eight stage model (0-7) with distinct criteria for every stage.
Clinically integrated supply chain achieved, enabling:
- Precision and personalized healthcare service delivery
- Real world evidence of patient outcomes from traceability of care processes and products
- Transparency across the patient journey of care
- Automated traceability of patient care processes and products
- Provider team care delivery linked to individual patient outcomes
- Supply chain processes are automated and integrated at the point of care
- Complete traceability of products and care processes
- Automated tracking of adverse events and product recalls
- Integration of supply chain processes into clinical programs
- Optimization of inventory management linked to patient care needs
- Supply chain strategy creates visibility of inventory across the organization
- Automation of financial processes linked to product procurement
- Evidence Informed product standardization
- Inventory tracking and automation
- Optimization of supply costs and inventory management
- Basic supply chain processes are established as a business function of the organization
- Inventory and supply processes are manual
- There is no supply chain strategy identified for the organization
The HIMSS Analytics CISOM evaluation will be available soon and will provide you with a Baseline Score to show where your organization stands and where the gaps in your system exist. Be among the first to get your CISOM score by signing up for an alert when the model is available.