Accelerate U Resource EnhancementsProject Lead: Kayla Hughes Project Team: Caden Elwell, Jacob Schmidt, Sarah Crumley, Victoria Blankenship
Accelerate U is the internal education platform for Resource Group associates. During this project interns reviewed Accelerate U course offerings to create informational materials so associates can better self-select learning opportunities that best fit their individual growth needs.
Administration Fee AnalysisProject Lead: Traci Harper and Collin Fenton Project Team: Caleb Watson, Jake Barkovitch, Jean-Paul Nunez, Scott Cook, Jackson Weedmark
The Administration Fee Analysis project was created to identify underreported or underpaid contract admin fees. Admin fees collected by The Resource Group are funneled right back into Participant sites for facility improvements and to drive down the cost of healthcare. The interns assigned to this project worked to identify reporting gaps and provide an analysis on improvement opportunities.
Now, Next, Later | 3 Priorities Alignment ReviewProject Leads: Abby, Lanza, Jenny Moats, Anna Miller, Poonam Sheevam, & Sydney Tracy Project Team: Anushka Kanoongo, Bailey McElyea, Grace Floyd, Grace Mosby, Lauren Kirchberg, Louma Kaakarli, Mackenzie Ortlieb, MK Parrott, Molly McElroy, Ngozi, Ndekwu, Pooja Sigdel, Selma Mekias, Shraddha Gupta, Vikram Parmar
Assessing internal workflows and project prioritization are important activities to ensure organizations are running effectively and utilizing resources appropriately. Those working on the Now, Next, Later project evaluated current workflows and projects across the organization to assess alignment with The Resource Group's 3 Priorities and overarching business objectives. The intern's provided an objective perspective which was key in the alignment and capacity prioritization efforts.
Participant CrosswalkProject Leads: Ryan Nelson Project Team: Jamar Strother, Johnny Andrade, Jose Pecina, Krutika Parvatikar, Madisyn Robinson
The healthcare industry is complicated in many ways. One of the complications is the class of trade healthcare organizations can be assigned to. Currently, there is no standardized way to define and assign a class of trade which limits the ability to analyze performance and other data points across Participant sites. In this project, interns were asked to develop a 'crosswalk' to standardize classes of trade for The Resource Group's Participant roster to improve future data needs.
Purchased Services IntrospectionProject Lead: Haylee Luedtke Project Team: Andrew Osburn, Danielle Flieg, Dustin Meier, Jack Hummel, Kaz Hoffman, Kevin O'Donnell
Purchased Services Introspection was a project developed to share best practices for identifying savings across markets for the Purchased Services contract category. Traditionally markets identify and pursue Purchased Services savings independently, this project assessed if there are opportunities for national contracting efforts as well as create recommendations related to current Purchased Services contracting processes across markets to streamline and more effectively share knowledge and resources.
- Map all current Purchased Service contracting processes across markets
- Review processes and outline best practices, barriers, and areas of opportunity
- Determine if national opportunities, both present and future state, exist
- Develop process document to guide future state Purchased Service contracting decisions for both market flexibility and national opportunities
- Standardize Purchased Services savings/contracting processes in a way that allows for local flexibility while capturing national opportunities
- Identify common barriers/opportunities for improvement across markets
- Executive Presence: Through the facilitation of leadership level meetings across markets
- Critical Thinking: Through the assessment of themes and key findings
- Business Writing: Through the development of a process document inclusive of best practices