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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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What’s Your EHR Status?

What’s Your EHR Status?

Since 2009, more than $8.9 billion and $5.8 billion in federal payments have been awarded to eligible hospitals and physicians/professionals, respectively, participating in the EHR (electronic health record) Incentive Program. These payments are meant to encourage healthcare providers to use EHRs in interoperable, meaningful ways to better coordinate patient care. We now find ourselves in [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, Best Practices, Going Green, Healthcare reform trends & impact, Medicaid/Medicaid

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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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