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Distributors Help Providers Find Savings

Distributors Help Providers Find Savings

Hospitals and health systems are increasingly looking to their distributor partners to meet the challenge of lowering costs and improving the quality of care, according to HIDA’s 2018 Horizon Report: Health System Supply Chain Strategies. Drawing on a survey of 171 integrated delivery network executives, HIDA researchers found that the vast majority (88%) of these [...]

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Suppliers To Discuss Building Supply Chain Resilience At Executive Conference

Suppliers To Discuss Building Supply Chain Resilience At Executive Conference

The U.S. healthcare system is not prepared for a large-scale disaster or catastrophic disease, according to the Center for Health Security. Key steps to strengthening the U.S. healthcare system is fostering a “culture of resilience” among community organizations and local providers. Due to their in-depth knowledge of both products and customer purchasing habits, distributors can [...]

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Providers, Patients Benefit From Supply Chain Improvements

Did you know that improving supply chain efficiency can boost patient safety? According to a recent survey by Cardinal Health, approximately 24% of hospital staff have seen or heard about expired or recalled equipment being used on a patient, while 18% recall an instance where a patient was harmed due to a lack of necessary [...]

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Posted in: Cost Management, Member Spotlights, Research & Analysis, Supply chain data trends

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Pricing Accuracy Takes Major Step Forward

Pricing Accuracy Takes Major Step Forward

Last month, more than 120 suppliers, GPOs, and providers seeking to improve healthcare contracting efficiency gathered at HIDA’s first ever Contract Administration Conference in Orlando. This meeting specifically focused on ways trading partners can improve pricing management processes, such as standardizing customer identification, improving communications and providing ample notification in advance of contract activations. The [...]

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New Value of Distribution Resources Provide Fresh Industry Insights

New Value of Distribution Resources Provide Fresh Industry Insights

You may have missed it, but HIDA recently debuted two new columns in MDSI’s Journal of Healthcare Contracting and Repertoire magazines that examine different aspects of healthcare supply chain relationships. The Journal of Healthcare Contracting’s ‘Prime Vendor’ series explores the various ways distributors and providers work together to make their long-term partnerships successful, told directly [...]

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Why Supply Chain Efficiency Is More Relevant Than Ever

Why Supply Chain Efficiency Is More Relevant Than Ever

Back in 2013, HIDA released a white paper outlining the role healthcare manufacturers and distributors can serve to help providers achieve efficiency through leaner, streamlined supply chain practices. Even today, this message still resonates within our industry, as evidenced by a recent RevCycle Intelligence article. Check out the article to see how it relates to [...]

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Posted in: Cost Management, Efficient Access, HIDA News, How distributors make a difference, Supply chain data trends

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Get On Board With Contract Price Management

Get On Board With Contract Price Management

I recently read an article about contract price management in AHRMM’s Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions Magazine. Contract price misalignment leads to unnecessary labor and costs not just for healthcare providers, but for all trading partners involved. The article highlights the need for more contract pricing automation, of which data standardization is a crucial element. Check out [...]

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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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