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CISOM: What is it and why you should care

You may have heard the term CISOM or talks of implementing CISOM at your hospital, but what does it stand for and what does the model do?


The Clinically Integrated Supply Outcomes Model or CISOM helps tracks supply chain maturity for hospitals and health systems.

The Long Answer

In 2019, HIMSS launched CISOM, an eight-stage model (0-7) that provides a strategic pathway to track processes and products used in care, by mobilizing data to create real-world evidence of impact and outcomes for patient populations. Climbing the ranks of the model allows health systems to reduce supply cost informed by improved inventory management through product utilization tracking, create traceability of care processes and products used in care to support patient safety, and drive the personalization of care for populations informed by best outcomes for patients.

Why it Matters

Now that we have the basics out of the way, let’s get to why you should care. 2021 was filled with a lot of conversation around clinically integrating your supply chain and building supply chain resilience. CISOM is a vendor-neutral model to help you track progress and milestones to achieve this goal.

By leveraging CISOM, healthcare providers can gain visibility into all aspects of care to help proactively reduce errors and identify, manage, and eliminate waste. The ability to automate supply chain infrastructure at the point of care helps organizations identify the risk of adverse events, and cues clinicians to proactively intervene to strengthen quality outcomes.

Stay tuned for part 2, CISOM: Climbing the Ladder to Supply Chain Success, for a deeper dive into what is involved in utilizing and advancing your CISOM stage.

Where Can I Learn More?

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