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Demand For Primary Care Surges With Rising Obesity

Demand For Primary Care Surges With Rising Obesity

By 2026, spending on physician and clinical services is expected to exceed $1 trillion annually. Key drivers of this growth are rising rates of obesity and the associated uptick in related health issues. Obese Americans spend an average of $4,870 per year on healthcare, $1,270 more than an American of average weight. By 2030, half [...]

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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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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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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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CDC Releases Annual Flu Recommendations, Implications

CDC Releases Annual Flu Recommendations, Implications

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its annual update on flu basics and vaccine recommendations for the 2015-2016 flu season. The CDC recommends everyone aged six months and older receive the vaccine starting in October when the flu season begins, and ideally before December when the flu season typically peaks. Just in time for [...]

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