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Clinical Results Most Important To ASC Decision-Makers

Clinical Results Most Important To ASC Decision-Makers

When selecting a new product, 64% of ambulatory surgery center (ASC) leaders say demonstrated clinical results is one of the top factors, according to HIDA’s 2018 Provider Survey: Technology Drives ASC Expansion. Cost control is a close second, but 53% of ASCs say improving clinical outcomes is the most important supply chain goal. One-third of [...]

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Hospital Labs Look To Manage Staffing, Cost Challenges

Hospital Labs Look To Manage Staffing, Cost Challenges

Staffing is the leading challenge for hospital labs in the coming year, according to HIDA’s 2018 Provider Survey: Hospital Laboratories Scrutinize Operations. These providers also cite inadequate staffing as having a negative impact on productivity. In addition to the conventional approaches to addressing staff shortages (improving recruitment, salary increases), these providers are looking at how [...]

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Pharmacies And Stores See Increase In Flu Vaccinations

Pharmacies And Stores See Increase In Flu Vaccinations

The percentage of adults receiving a flu shot at a pharmacy or store rose to 28.2% in 2017, up from 24.3% in 2016. Despite this increase, the doctor’s office remains the most popular location for receiving a flu vaccine, with 34.7% of adults and 64.6% of children receiving the shot in this setting. Outside of [...]

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Distributors Help Health Systems Do More With Less

Distributors Help Health Systems Do More With Less

Sixty-four percent of health systems say lowering operating costs is a top challenge, according to HIDA’s 2018 Provider Survey: Managing Growth. When it comes to cost cutting, the idea that you need to “cut out the middle man” to achieve savings is common, but eliminating a distributor would risk bringing a health system’s smooth operations to [...]

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Health Systems Are Planning For Growth

Health Systems Are Planning For Growth

Two-thirds of health systems plan to acquire or expand care settings this year, according to HIDA’s 2018 Provider Survey: Managing Growth. With this growth comes a number of supply chain challenges, particularly aligning acute and post-acute supply chains. A majority of respondents say working with a national group purchasing organization (GPO) is helpful in managing [...]

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USTR Releases List Of Chinese Imports Subject To Tariffs

USTR Releases List Of Chinese Imports Subject To Tariffs

On June 15, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) identified $50 billion in Chinese imports that will be subject to a 25% tariff. The agency has published two lists of products affected by the tariff. The first list contains $34 billion worth of Chinese goods and will take effect July 6, 2018. The second list [...]

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Payers, Providers, And Patients Could All Feel Potential Tariff

Payers, Providers, And Patients Could All Feel Potential Tariff

Update (5/30/18): The White House has indicated it will place a 25% tariff on $50 billion of Chinese goods. The Trump Administration plans to finalize this list by June 15. By the end of that month, the administration will also announce investment restrictions and “enhanced export controls” for Chinese individuals and entities “related to the [...]

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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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