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6 Takeaways From HIDA’s 2014 Streamlining Healthcare Conference

6 Takeaways From HIDA’s 2014 Streamlining Healthcare Conference

More than 1,000 distributors, manufacturers, and providers listened to the best and brightest minds in healthcare at HIDA’s 2014 Streamlining Healthcare Conference, with several noteworthy takeaways spread throughout: 1. Engaged patients have lower overall healthcare costs. Patient experience is a vital component of value-based care and HIDA’s Patient Experience Summit focused on the need for [...]

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Posted in: Conference news & updates, How distributors make a difference, Member Spotlights

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4 Keys to Year-end Equipment Spending

4 Keys to Year-end Equipment Spending

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, many healthcare purchasing managers are deciding how to spend down their medical equipment budgets before losing available funds for the year.  Cindy Juhas, President, Hospital Associates, recently wrote a thoughtful article on four ways providers can maximize their equipment spending with vendors before their organizations close the [...]

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Posted in: Best Practices, Cost Management, How distributors make a difference, Member Spotlights

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HIDA Releases New Best Practices in Contract Administration

HIDA Releases New Best Practices in Contract Administration

After a two-year effort to streamline healthcare processes among distributors, manufacturers, group purchasing organizations, and providers, HIDA unveiled its new white paper Improving Pricing Accuracy: Best Practices in Contract Communications during a special session at its 2014 Streamlining Healthcare Conference. Nearly 40 companies came together during a 2014 Contract Administration Workgroup —   a summary of [...]

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Posted in: Best Practices, HIDA News, HIDA Resources, Special Features

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Distributor Company Attendance Grows 30% at Streamlining Healthcare Conference

Distributor Company Attendance Grows 30% at Streamlining Healthcare Conference

Nearly 30% more distributor companies attended HIDA’s 2014 Streamlining Healthcare Conference (September 30 – October 2, Chicago, Ill.) compared to its 2013 event. The annual conference attracted more than 1,000 registrants—distributor attendees represented more than 115 organizations—who took advantage of numerous networking opportunities and conducted over 2,000 business partner meetings. Specifically, 101 affiliate meeting rooms [...]

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These Providers Know How to Maximize Distributor Value

These Providers Know How to Maximize Distributor Value

I recently had the pleasure of facilitating a provider panel at AHRMM’s 2014 Annual Conference, which featured healthcare supply chain leaders sharing their stories and insights for maximizing value with distributors. Operations experts from Tufts Medical Center, Baylor Scott and White Health, and Catholic Health Initiatives described their distribution models and the unique benefits each [...]

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Posted in: Best Practices, Case Studies, Conference news & updates, How distributors make a difference

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Distributors Respond to Diagnostics Provider Challenges

Distributors Respond to Diagnostics Provider Challenges

The May issue of Hospitals & Health Networks outlined the current pressures hospital clinical labs face to lower costs while enhancing value. The magazine also highlighted priority areas for diagnostics providers to meet these goals. Coincidentally, HIDA member executives from Fisher Healthcare, LABSCO, and Mercedes Medical just participated in a panel discussion at the 2014 American [...]

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Posted in: Conference news & updates, Cost Management, Efficient Access, How distributors make a difference, Member Spotlights

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Why Patient Experience Matters Most

Why Patient Experience Matters Most

Recently, we’ve had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jim Merlino, Chief Experience Officer and Surgeon for the Cleveland Clinic Health System, who has made it his mission to raise awareness about patient-centered provider initiatives that can ensure higher quality care and safer outcomes for patients. We are excited to have Dr. Merlino lead the [...]

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Posted in: AMS Webinars & Training, Best Practices, Case Studies, Conference news & updates, Patient Care Focus, Special Features

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Influencing Key Supply Chain Issues on Capitol Hill

Influencing Key Supply Chain Issues on Capitol Hill

More than 60 healthcare supply chain leaders recently met in Washington, D.C., to participate in HIDA’s Healthcare Distribution Summit. The event featured strategic, topical discussions from speakers instrumental in shaping healthcare policy decisions. HIDA hosted a Lobbying Fly-in prior to the Summit with 40 member executives holding 62 meetings on Capitol Hill with Members of [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, Conference news & updates, HIDA News, How distributors make a difference, Member Spotlights, Policy Outlook & Analysis

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