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of adopting PAR Excellence's mobile module that allows
providers to scan a bar code and the system will track
expiration dates and serial numbers and has the ability to
transmit that information into the billing system and medical records. Currently, the system is being used only by the
cardiology department.
"This is one of the ways we are enhancing the technology we have," Walsh says. "We're preparing to roll it out to
other departments this fall."
Walsh says that the general reaction to some of the
changes implemented by his department in the past two
years has been positive. "We have received a lot of support
from the administration," he says.
"Instead of being a transactional department, we have
become a resource that allows the caretakers to take care of
the patients and we can do the legwork," he adds. "They realize what we could do for them. In the last year-and-a-half,
it's become a different world. People now reach out to us.
The importance of our jobs is going to continue to grow."

"It can match up that we are paying contract
price and it will take our purchase history and
track the savings."
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Achievement and Awards
U.S. News & World Report named Boston Children's the No. 1
pediatric hospital in the nation on its 2017-18 Best Children's Hospitals list. In addition, the hospital ranks first in
gastroenterology and GI surgery, nephrology, neurology,
orthopedics and urology. It ranks second in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology and
neonatology and third in pulmonology.
This summer, Boston Children's also received the
Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement award from the
ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the
discipline of applied scientific research to discover which
medical procedures, devices, drugs and processes improve
patient care. Roughly 3,300 hospitals were considered for
the award, but only 11 got it, Walsh says.
"They want an organization that demonstrates excellence in spend management, best practices and operation
efficiencies," he says. "It was justification to our staff who
have been working hard for the last year-and-a-half so they
could see the fruits of their labor. I think it's a reflection of
the work we are doing with our customers."
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