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Are You Giving Your Patients the Best Visit Possible?

Are You Giving Your Patients the Best Visit Possible?

Patients, especially younger ones, pay very close attention to their surroundings during provider visits. They prefer providers with clean and accessible facilities, and are impressed by those who offer amenities and use up-to-date medical equipment and technology. HIDA recently released a new infographic detailing the characteristics of an ideal provider visit. Drawing upon the research [...]

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

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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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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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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 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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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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Get On Board With Contract Price Management

Get On Board With Contract Price Management

I recently read an article about contract price management in AHRMM’s Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions Magazine. Contract price misalignment leads to unnecessary labor and costs not just for healthcare providers, but for all trading partners involved. The article highlights the need for more contract pricing automation, of which data standardization is a crucial element. Check out [...]

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Posted in: Best Practices, Cost Management, Special Features

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HIDA Releases New Best Practices in Contract Administration

HIDA Releases New Best Practices in Contract Administration

After a two-year effort to streamline healthcare processes among distributors, manufacturers, group purchasing organizations, and providers, HIDA unveiled its new white paper Improving Pricing Accuracy: Best Practices in Contract Communications during a special session at its 2014 Streamlining Healthcare Conference. Nearly 40 companies came together during a 2014 Contract Administration Workgroup —   a summary of [...]

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Posted in: Best Practices, HIDA News, HIDA Resources, Special Features

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