Health Future, LLC, headquartered in Southern Oregon, was founded in 1979 to develop and manage a variety of programs and services for its members and associates to address health care concerns. Today, Health Future, LLC is a unique healthcare consortium owned by Oregon hospitals and healthcare systems that operate as an integrated network for quality improvement, margin enhancement, and cost reduction.
- Health Future is led by a strong team of professionals with a wealth of expertise, garnered from years of experience. The strength of our team is further enhanced by management and technical expertise in many supporting fields giving us a strong multidimensional understanding of the medical marketplace. Health Future’s structure for engagement with our member representatives builds a deep understanding of the challenges associated with healthcare delivery. This collaborative approach helps us maximize our collective resources to deliver outcomes supporting our members’ strategic priorities.
Health Future will be recognized as the National Benchmark for regional hospital networks and alliances in cost savings and value for our membership.
To serve our healthcare membership with documented value through cost savings, shared learning, and improved quality of service.
clients, community, and other stakeholders.
Health Future demonstrates integrity and respect in our actions and decisions.
Health Future understands and meets the needs of stakeholders through open communication and strategic planning.
Health Future consistently adopts and exemplifies best practices while demonstrating continuous improvement in the delivery of superior products/services with an emphasis on a client-centered approach.
Health Future provides an environment of empowerment for stakeholders that is flexible, encourages new ideas and thoughts, tolerates risks, and demonstrates a high regard for creativity and problem solving.
Health Future promotes business decisions and activities, congruent with our mission, in order to meet the current and future needs of our stakeholders.
Health Future’s Purchasing Program provides centralized administrative and management support for participating members. The primary objective of the Purchasing Program is to help reduce operation expenses through aggregated volume or improved outcomes. Additionally, Health Future promotes best practices through a variety of specialty councils, regional networking, and educational programs.
While the manufacturers of PPI are national or international in nature and scope, there is one inescapable fact, healthcare is, indeed, a local business. It is influenced by unique processes and relationships, which, in turn, reflect local differences in infrastructures, business strategies and utilization patterns. For buyers and sellers, these differences provide opportunities and frustrations as the same item will cost different amounts in different parts of the country, state, or region.
How can costs associated with the use of PPI be addressed in a manner that accommodates both clinical and financial influences?
• Contracting plays a key role. Local discounts routinely reflect the vendor’s local market share, the depth of the vendor’s exposure within the facility, the vendor’s relationships with clinicians and the facility’s commitment if they are big enough, to national or regional contracts. The inconsistency of these discounts has frustrated purchasing professionals and broadened the gulf between them and the vendors.
• The availability of scientific evidence is also an important component to addressing the appropriate identification of technologies as evolutionary or revolutionary in nature relative to delivering improved patient outcomes.
Health Future understands this. Working with the PPI Task Forces developed for each clinical area of expertise Health Future, along with other strategic partners supporting this process, approach the market fully aware of current pricing and scientific positions among the providers of these devices and services and leverages the combined experiences and spend of our members, enabling us to negotiate more strategic approaches to these unique markets resulting in increased value delivered to patients requiring these devices.
Aggregated Service Programs
While our primary focus is centered on contracting with vendors to supply the highest quality medical products to our customers, medical facilities and providers spend significant amounts on non-medical items. Health Future maximizes the aggregated purchasing power of our Members to obtain discounts on a wide variety of equipment and services, such as HVAC systems, property insurance, employee benefits (disability and life insurance and voluntary programs), revenue cycle technology and services including front office and back office solutions, data mining & analysis.
A consultant may be hired:
• because of his or her expertise.
• to identify problems.
• to supplement the staff.
• to provide much-needed objectivity.
• to teach.
Regardless of the reason for needing a consultant, when one of our Members needs Consulting Services, we know where to go to find the right experts.