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Executives Share Ideas on Improving Pricing Accuracy

Executives Share Ideas on Improving Pricing Accuracy

Healthcare providers, distributors, manufacturers and GPOs waste too much time and money fixing problems related to pricing inaccuracy. That’s the message two HIDA Educational Foundation Board members have been spreading at recent industry conferences. Steve Inacker of Cardinal Health and Bill Abrams of Medline were co-presenters at the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) [...]

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Posted in: Best Practices, Cost Management, Member Spotlights, Special Features

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Maximizing the Distribution Partnership

Maximizing the Distribution Partnership

Everyone wins when healthcare providers get the most value out of their distribution partners. In a recent Becker’s Hospital Review article, HIDA Senior VP Elizabeth Hilla suggests five questions health system supply chain managers should ask to take full advantage of their distributor relationships. For providers, these questions highlight several ideas to ensure that you’re [...]

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Posted in: Cost Management, Efficient Access, Going Green, How distributors make a difference

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ACOs: Stronger Than Ever?

ACOs: Stronger Than Ever?

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) seem to be growing faster than ever, even as some walk away from Medicare’s Pioneer ACO program. How are ACOs changing the market and what trends should distributors and manufactures pay close attention to? HIDA has done some homework on the topic and recently hosted a webinar on ACOs and acute [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, AMS Webinars & Training, Healthcare reform trends & impact, Medicaid/Medicaid

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Uncommon Cures for the Cold

Uncommon Cures for the Cold

Still feeling summer’s heat, it’s hard to believe some providers are already planning for cold weather scenarios.  But as supply chain managers are looking for contingency plans that cover all aspects of disaster planning, they’re also looking to save money and improve labor efficiency.  Increasingly, stockless or low unit of measure (LUM) models are the [...]

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Posted in: Cost Management, Efficient Access, Emergency preparedness & contingency planning

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Is Your Pedigree Showing?

Is Your Pedigree Showing?

Over half the states in the U.S. have laws related to the tracing, or pedigree, of the pharmaceutical drug supply chain.  Many of these laws contain competing and overlapping regulations and for companies working in multiple states, become an inefficient, expensive burden. For years, the industry has advocated for a national, uniform pharmaceutical traceability system [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, How distributors make a difference, Policy Outlook & Analysis, Special Features

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Introducing the new StreamliningHealthcare.org

Introducing the new StreamliningHealthcare.org

Welcome to the new StreamliningHealthcare website, an online resource for the latest medical products distribution data and information. We encourage you to explore all of the site’s newest features, including: Resources—Read and download medical supply chain case studies, fact sheets, and statistics ePub—Access supply chain management best practices, healthcare policy, and industry research highlighted in [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, Best Practices, Case Studies, HIDA News, HIDA Resources, Supply chain data trends

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