ECRI Institute has announced that it will debut TruVu, its newest addition to the SelectPlus suite of decision-making products, at the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM15) Conference and Exhibition in Indianapolis August 9–12, 2015. TruVu is an interactive decision support tool designed for supply chain and healthcare leaders. It is intended to accelerate and improve complex decision making, especially for the purchase of high-priced capital technologies, by engaging all stakeholders in an unbiased, transparent process.
“Our new product is designed to help hospitals move away from emotionally-driven technology decisions made in the absence of scientific evidence and objective, accurate data,” said Jennifer Myers, ECRI Institute’s vice president of Select health technology services. “With TruVu, all stakeholders are heard and all criteria are weighed and analyzed in real time, even in virtual meetings across hospitals and systems.”
According to information from ECRI, TruVu enables stakeholders to play out “if, then” scenarios and see the immediate impact of a change to a product feature, service contract price, or physician preference on a technology selection or purchasing decision. With TruVu, users can weigh all criteria in one shared application that shows data specifications, financial considerations, physician preferences, and product recalls or safety issues related to a technology under consideration. Users can also strengthen their negotiating position with manufacturers and vendors, and compare price benchmarks and functional equivalency on capital equipment and health information technology.
For more information on the TruVu decision support, visit the ECRI website.