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Millennials Will Shake Up Healthcare

Millennials Will Shake Up Healthcare

Did you know that Millennials are now the largest generation in America? What’s more, they take a markedly different approach to healthcare than previous generations. Millennials tend to select providers the same way they select an auto shop or a restaurant, basing their decision on multiple consumer factors instead of attempting to form long-term relationships. [...]

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Posted in: HIDA Resources, Patient Care Focus, Research & Analysis, Special Features

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2016 Election Results and What It Means for the Supply Chain

2016 Election Results and What It Means for the Supply Chain

Change Comes to Washington [Post updated December 6, 2016] – When the state of Wisconsin was called for Donald Trump (Republican), it brought his total Electoral College votes over the 270 threshold necessary to win the presidency of the United States. With a Republican-controlled White House and Congress, major reforms to the Affordable Care Act [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, Healthcare reform trends & impact, HIDA Resources, Special Features

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Insights for the 2016 Flu Season

Insights for the 2016 Flu Season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its annual update on seasonal influenza and vaccine recommendations for the 2016-17 flu season. Notably, the CDC has recommended against the FluMist nasal spray vaccine due to questions over its effectiveness. The CDC’s recommendation has not affected the FDA’s approval of the vaccine. Just in time [...]

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Posted in: AMS Webinars & Training, Efficient Access, HIDA Resources, Patient Care Focus, Policy Outlook & Analysis, Supply chain data trends

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Does Your Purchasing Stack Up to the Competition?

Does Your Purchasing Stack Up to the Competition?

Have you been ordering more lab tests this past year? Have you seen greater patient acuity at your extended care facility? If you said ‘yes’ to either of these questions, you’re not alone.  According to the new HIDA Market Pulse™, nationwide lab test orders have contributed to demand expansion in the lab and diagnostics market [...]

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Yes, Medical Products Really Do Contribute to Patient Satisfaction

Yes, Medical Products Really Do Contribute to Patient Satisfaction

A new HIDA report, featured in Modern Healthcare, shows that patients pay attention to the care they receive – including the medical products that are used. This creates an enormous opportunity for suppliers to emphasize solutions that help providers improve patient satisfaction. For example, patients surveyed said they want same-visit test results, so vendor salespeople [...]

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Posted in: Best Practices, Going Green, HIDA News, HIDA Resources, How distributors make a difference, Patient Care Focus, Research & Analysis, Special Features, Supply chain data trends

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Distributors Advocate for Supply Chain on Capitol Hill

Distributors Advocate for Supply Chain on Capitol Hill

Every year, HIDA members converge in Washington, D.C., for the annual Washington Summit. This event allows supply chain executives to hold meetings with members of Congress and key staffers, advocating for healthcare policy initiatives most important to providers and suppliers alike. Each year’s event builds off of the success of the prior year’s efforts, and [...]

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

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Distributors Grow Sales Across Key Markets

Distributors Grow Sales Across Key Markets

Approximately $42.3 billion in medical products went through distribution in 2015, a 4.88% increase from 2014, according to GHX Market Intelligence. The acute care market accounted for more than half of total distributed product sales. HIDA has put together an infographic (PDF) highlighting the various segments experiencing the greatest year-to-year sales increases.

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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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Posted in: Best Practices, Conference news & updates, HIDA News, How distributors make a difference

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