Procurement Services coordinates the purchase of supplies, equipment and professional services to assure cost-efficiency as University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics provides the highest quality, state-of-the-art care environment.
Vendors interested in working with UI Hospitals & Clinics coordinate all of their bidding, negotiation, sales, and supply activities through Procurement Services.
UI Hospitals & Clinics participates in group purchasing efforts to achieve optimum pricing and delivery of goods and services.
Purpose and Mission
Develop a core procurement team to change the "buying culture" and facilitate:
Enhancement of the patient experience by providing the highest quality, state-of-the-art health care environment in the most cost-efficient manner.
Creation of an innovative, incremental, clinically-specific approachto develop structures and parallel processes for procurement, knowledgemanagement, supply chain management, and revenue enhancement services.
Consolidation and coordination of all procurement activities relatedto supplies, equipment, and professional services to maximize the value received by University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.
The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Department of Procurement Services shall serve its customer groups and hospital administration with two defining goals around which, all projects and efforts shall focus:
Enhancing and improving the patient experience while at the same time, increasing the UI Hospitals & Clinics operating margin. Whether through "hard savings," "soft savings," or revenue enhancement and creation, we will always define our success by our ability to increase the operating margin.
Through increases in UI Hospitals & Clinics operating margins, we hope to assist in the increase of capital reserves. Increases in these reserves will enable UI Hospitals & Clinics to continue the cycle of improvement and enhancement of the patient experience.