SOURCE: Yankee Alliance

Yankee Alliance

November 27, 2012 08:35 ET

Yankee Alliance Calls for Participants in Next Cardiac Rhythm Management Rapid Improvement Collaborative

The Millennium Bostonian Hotel Set to Host on May 15-16, 2013

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2012) -  Yankee Alliance invites interested participants to an exclusive Cardiac Rhythm Management Rapid Improvement Collaborative, May 15-16, at the Millennium Bostonian Hotel, located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Participants in the CRM Rapid Improvement Collaborative will receive contracting strategies, device and reimbursement benchmarking, department level supply utilization strategies, physician preference card and custom procedure tray analysis. Yankee Alliance hosts monthly conference calls and online discussion forums to ensure organizations' implementations are successful.

Yankee Alliance Rapid Improvement Collaboratives bring together organizations committed to implementing changes that produce significant savings around a particular subject. This event is for teams interested in Cardiac Rhythm Management savings at their institution. Typical team make up is: Cardiovascular Director, Supply Chain Director and Clinical Service Leader.

Tom Wright, SVP Operations Improvement, Yankee Alliance, says, "This is a must attend for those interested in savings and process improvement. Participating hospitals have saved an average of $250,000 in CRM costs."

Southcoast Hospitals Group in Massachusetts has participated in three collaborative programs. Vice President Laurie Mulgrew said, "The benefits of participating in the Yankee Alliance Collaboratives are more than we could have ever hoped for. We gained insights that brought us savings of over $3 million, networking opportunities with colleagues all over New England and lasting methodologies that can be applied throughout our hospital system."

Register early to attend, event space is limited.

Information Session link:
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 2 p.m. ET

Event information links:
Event Landing Page
Video Testimonials

For more information contact:
Mary Beth Testagrossa, BSN, RN
Vice President, Clinical Services, Yankee Alliance

About Yankee Alliance
Yankee Alliance, a member of Premier Inc., is a group purchasing organization founded in 1984 on a belief in collaboration, that working together can achieve more than working alone. Our mission is twofold: to work with members to reduce supply and operating expenses through aggregation of data, purchasing, ideas and knowledge and to excel in strategic innovations that continually assist members in reducing their cost while recognizing their individual needs. In 2012 Yankee Alliance remains true to the foundational belief in collaboration and has grown to over 12,800 members in all classes of trades across all 50 states. Yankee Alliance has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010 and 2011. For more information visit

For more information or to schedule an interview with anyone quoted above please contact; Jason Bond, Director of Marketing, Yankee Alliance, (978) 470-2000 or at

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