Although laboratory functions represent just 3%–5% of all hospital spend, lab results are critical to providing timely, high-quality care. To help our members achieve best practice status in supply chain management for diagnostically acceptable, preferential products and process efficiency, Acurity combines clinical expertise with value analysis, pricing evaluation, normalization, and product standardization.
Our vast portfolio of laboratory products includes equipment, reagents, consumables, supplies, and services from the majority of the suppliers that cover approximately 80%–90% of the market segment. In fact, we provide substantial savings in the top four major spend areas (outside of blood donor services) in chemistry, immunochemistry, reference laboratory testing, and distribution.
Meet Our Expert
Praful Shah is responsible for all of the clinical diagnostic contracting and service offerings for our Laboratory and Radiology Programs. Praful also represents Acurity member interests nationally as part of Premier’s Laboratory Committee. Before he took on his current role, he held the dual positions of Vice President of Ancillary Services and Vice President of E-Commerce for the Joint Purchasing Corporation—a regional group purchasing organization—where he developed, established, and branded these service offerings for acute and alternate care members. Prior to that, Praful was the Director of Ancillary Services at Mount Kisco Medical Group, P.C., a large multi-specialty, multi-site physician group practice, where he operated an extremely successful laboratory and radiology service.
Laboratory Task Force
Membership feedback is critical to shaping the direction of our regional contracting decisions. Acurity’s Laboratory experts weigh the concerns and recommendations of members when negotiating regional contracts and share member insights on a national level with Premier in order to protect every member’s regional interests.
- Integrated Chemistry & Immuno-Chemistry
- Blood Bank
- Anatomic Pathology
- Blood Gas
- Quality Control
- Point-of-Care Testing
- Reference Labs
- Reasearch/Life Science
- Distribution & Collection