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Providers, Patients Benefit From Supply Chain Improvements

Did you know that improving supply chain efficiency can boost patient safety? According to a recent survey by Cardinal Health, approximately 24% of hospital staff have seen or heard about expired or recalled equipment being used on a patient, while 18% recall an instance where a patient was harmed due to a lack of necessary [...]

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Posted in: Cost Management, Member Spotlights, Research & Analysis, Supply chain data trends

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Distributors Take 4 of Top 20 Spots in Annual Gartner Ranking

Gartner recently released its annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25, ranking companies across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving patient outcomes and lowering costs. Once again, several distributors made the list, including Owens & Minor, McKesson, and Henry Schein. The rankings are based on evaluations of respective company alignment with strategy, patient [...]

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Posted in: How distributors make a difference, Member Spotlights, Special Features

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Getting More Value From Distributors on GPO Contracts

Getting More Value From Distributors on GPO Contracts

This week I was on Hospital Associates’ Insiders Blog reading about the various ways the company works to bring the most value to their customers every day. Many healthcare providers work with GPOs to maximize shared buying power among multiple healthcare facilities, but what they may not realize is they can squeeze even more value from [...]

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Posted in: Best Practices, Cost Management, Efficient Access, How distributors make a difference, Member Spotlights

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Getting the Most From Your Distributor Relationships

At the SMI Spring 2015 Forum in Dallas, TX, I had the opportunity to hear Paul Higday of Owens & Minor discuss ways for providers and manufacturers to get the most value from their distribution relationships in light of current and future market perceptions. Paul illustrated the fragmentation of healthcare supply chains by explaining how [...]

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6 Takeaways From HIDA’s 2014 Streamlining Healthcare Conference

6 Takeaways From HIDA’s 2014 Streamlining Healthcare Conference

More than 1,000 distributors, manufacturers, and providers listened to the best and brightest minds in healthcare at HIDA’s 2014 Streamlining Healthcare Conference, with several noteworthy takeaways spread throughout: 1. Engaged patients have lower overall healthcare costs. Patient experience is a vital component of value-based care and HIDA’s Patient Experience Summit focused on the need for [...]

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Posted in: Conference news & updates, How distributors make a difference, Member Spotlights

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4 Keys to Year-end Equipment Spending

4 Keys to Year-end Equipment Spending

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, many healthcare purchasing managers are deciding how to spend down their medical equipment budgets before losing available funds for the year.  Cindy Juhas, President, Hospital Associates, recently wrote a thoughtful article on four ways providers can maximize their equipment spending with vendors before their organizations close the [...]

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Distributors Respond to Diagnostics Provider Challenges

Distributors Respond to Diagnostics Provider Challenges

The May issue of Hospitals & Health Networks outlined the current pressures hospital clinical labs face to lower costs while enhancing value. The magazine also highlighted priority areas for diagnostics providers to meet these goals. Coincidentally, HIDA member executives from Fisher Healthcare, LABSCO, and Mercedes Medical just participated in a panel discussion at the 2014 American [...]

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Influencing Key Supply Chain Issues on Capitol Hill

Influencing Key Supply Chain Issues on Capitol Hill

More than 60 healthcare supply chain leaders recently met in Washington, D.C., to participate in HIDA’s Healthcare Distribution Summit. The event featured strategic, topical discussions from speakers instrumental in shaping healthcare policy decisions. HIDA hosted a Lobbying Fly-in prior to the Summit with 40 member executives holding 62 meetings on Capitol Hill with Members of [...]

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

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