HealthPRO collaborates with healthcare stakeholders across Canada to advance leading procurement standards and practices on a national level.
Examples of our work to date include advancing the use of GS1 global standards to help members achieve operational efficiencies and enhance patient safety, developing objective, reproducible scoring and safety standards and helping inform Health Canada's labelling guidelines to reduce preventable medication errors.
- Our track record
Designing Innovative Procurement Strategies
HealthPRO is invested in strengthening the Canadian healthcare supply chain to ensure it is safe, cost-effective and reliable. We work closely with our members and suppliers on an ongoing basis to create procurement strategies that deliver the best value to members across the country and promote assurance of supply.
For example, HealthPRO has introduced multi-award contracts to address the unique needs of our members. Under this strategy, members are advised of the prequalified suppliers in advance of commitment, allowing them to make a customized decision based on their unique criteria while taking advantage of HealthPRO's national pricing. This strategy also considers the importance of assurance of supply by awarding multiple players and encourages stronger market competition.
In pharmacy, HealthPRO has introduced split award contracts for hospital-specific, medically-necessary drugs. This contracting method can help protect members from unexpected drug shortages by providing them with a second source of supply.
HealthPRO strives to be a strong national voice for its members. In addition to convening healthcare committees, commissioning sector surveys and providing regular news updates and alerts, we are consistently involved in cross-industry roundtables, publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals, and taking member concerns directly to the political leaders whose decisions affect our healthcare system every day.
Examples of collaboration at work
PANEL PRESENTATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Presentation by Kathy Boyle, Vice President, Pharmacy Services, HealthPRO: Designing Medication Safety at the Global Level
Panel presentation by Kendra Frey, Senior Director, Materials Management, HealthPRO
Presentation by Kathy Boyle, Vice President, Pharmacy Services, HealthPRO
Panel facilitation by Kathy Boyle, Vice President, Pharmacy Services, HealthPRO.
Panel presentation by Krista Stagliano, Vice President, Materials Management, HealthPRO [Download Innovation Feature]
Panel presentation by Krista Stagliano, Vice President, Materials Management, HealthPRO: Generation and Use of Health Technology Assessments for Medical Devices: Issues, Challenges, Opportunities
Witness testimonial by Kathy Boyle, Vice President, Pharmacy Services, HealthPRO: The nature of unintended consequences in the use of prescription pharmaceuticals View the transcript
Parliament Address by Kathy Boyle, Vice President, Pharmacy Services, HealthPRO: Study of the role of government and industry in determining drug supply in Canada View the transcript
Session address by Kathy Boyle, Vice President, Pharmacy Services, HealthPRO: The Collaborative Supply Chain Watch the address
Panel presentation by Liana Scott, Vice President, Member Support, HealthPRO: The Evolution of Healthcare Procurement: GPOs, SSOs and the Hospital
Session address by Kathy, Boyle, Vice President, Pharmacy Services:
Inspiring Ideas to Mitigate Canadian Drug Shortages: Collective Commitment to Achieve Trusted Supply