SOURCE: Procured Health

Procured Health

September 29, 2015 12:30 ET

Dee Donatelli Joins Procured Health as Strategic Advisor

Healthcare Veteran to Leverage Expertise on Behalf of Leading Clinical Spend Management Company

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - September 29, 2015) - Procured Health (Procured), a provider of data-driven technology solutions aimed at improving patient care and eliminating wasteful spending, announced today that Dee Donatelli has joined the company as a strategic advisor. Donatelli will be collaborating with Procured to develop and disseminate industry best practices that can help healthcare providers to improve both clinical outcomes and financial outcomes.

A former president of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP), Donatelli has advised some of the country's leading healthcare organizations on cost reduction based upon a clinically integrated value analysis process. With a background as a nurse and over 30 years of healthcare consulting experience focused on large scale supply chain operations improvement, Donatelli specializes in providing and executing on plans for supply chain to collaborate with physicians, while focusing on clinical protocols and establishing of supply chain formularies.

Donatelli has been involved with the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM), serving on the state-level for Kansas and on the national board. She has been a Certified Materials Resource Professional (CMRP) and Fellow in the Association and chaired the education committee. She is currently a Director of Healthcare at Navigant Consulting, leading their national supply chain practice.

"Procured has a deep understanding of the many challenges that supply chain and value analysis professionals face in the new world of value-based care. But, more importantly, their leadership understands the new strategic vision for the industry and the need for a new approach with more discipline and rigor," says Donatelli. "I am incredibly pleased to work with their experts who are passionate about helping hospitals to deliver more efficient, more affordable and higher quality care."

Donatelli is now part of a prestigious group of industry leaders that already serve as advisors to Procured, including Jim Fitzgerald, former President of HealthTrust Purchasing Group; Larry H. Kloess, III, FACHE, a former senior leader at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA); Dr. Seenu Reddy, MD, MBA, FACS, a board certified, practicing cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon with HCA's Tri-Star practice; Dr. Bijan Salehizadeh, MD, MBA, a healthcare operations and investment expert; and Kal Vepuri, founder and Chairman of The Trisiras Group, an international holding company that has formed, funded or acquired over 60 companies.

"We couldn't be more excited to welcome Dee to the Procured team as an advisor. Her knowledge and experience in clinically integrated value analysis programs is unparalleled," says Hani Elias, JD, MPH, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Procured. "She shares our vision for supply chain and value analysis professionals becoming more proactive and strategic partners for physicians. That new role is what will facilitate change and accomplish our most important goal-to ensure both high quality and fiscally-responsible care."

Procured Health's portfolio of solutions is designed to empower the buyers and users of medical products, and to improve clinical outcomes while also aggressively reducing medical product expenditures. Typically the second largest and fastest growing cost category for hospitals, uninformed clinical supply decisions account for more than $25 billion in wasteful spending annually.

Procured's web-based solutions enable hospital systems and clinicians to improve clinical outcomes, while reducing costs, by incorporating clinical evidence into their product selection, utilization, and contracting strategies. The company's research and workflow platform facilitates collaboration with physicians to select the right product, for the right patient at the right time -- positively impacting both clinical outcomes and financial performance.

About Procured Health: Based in Chicago, IL, Procured Health's is a leading provider of technology and data driven solutions that support smarter healthcare, from operating room to negotiating table. Procured Health's solutions impact all aspects of clinical spend management including opportunity identification, clinical decision making, contracting, utilization, and performance management. For more information, visit www.procuredhealth.com.

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