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Hospitals, Physicians Plan To Invest In Labs

The majority of hospital and physician office lab directors expect testing volume to grow through the end of 2017. Additionally, many hospitals are planning to make capital investments, with 23% of facilities planning expenditures on new equipment, and 16% planning to upgrade or replace equipment. One challenge laboratory and diagnostics providers face is future Medicare [...]

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Medical Product Demand Slows In Acute Care Market

Medical Product Demand Slows In Acute Care Market

Have you noticed a slowdown in patient admissions in the last quarter? If so, you are not alone. The latest HIDA Market Pulse™ shows medical product demand growth has slowed in the acute care market. The surgical volume-adjusted index was 22.9 in the first quarter, indicating slight growth, but more recently fell to 6.6 in [...]

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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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Insights for the 2016 Flu Season

Insights for the 2016 Flu Season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its annual update on seasonal influenza and vaccine recommendations for the 2016-17 flu season. Notably, the CDC has recommended against the FluMist nasal spray vaccine due to questions over its effectiveness. The CDC’s recommendation has not affected the FDA’s approval of the vaccine. Just in time [...]

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Posted in: AMS Webinars & Training, Efficient Access, HIDA Resources, Patient Care Focus, Policy Outlook & Analysis, Supply chain data trends

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Does Your Purchasing Stack Up to the Competition?

Does Your Purchasing Stack Up to the Competition?

Have you been ordering more lab tests this past year? Have you seen greater patient acuity at your extended care facility? If you said ‘yes’ to either of these questions, you’re not alone.  According to the new HIDA Market Pulse™, nationwide lab test orders have contributed to demand expansion in the lab and diagnostics market [...]

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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 Grow Sales Across Key Markets

Distributors Grow Sales Across Key Markets

Approximately $42.3 billion in medical products went through distribution in 2015, a 4.88% increase from 2014, according to GHX Market Intelligence. The acute care market accounted for more than half of total distributed product sales. HIDA has put together an infographic (PDF) highlighting the various segments experiencing the greatest year-to-year sales increases.

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Identifying Opportunities Amid Acute Care Changes

Identifying Opportunities Amid Acute Care Changes

More than 120 manufacturer, distributor, and provider executives recently gathered in Coral Gables, Florida, to discuss the rapid evolution of healthcare delivery models within hospitals and health systems. These attendees at HIDA’s IDN-Acute Care Market Conference discussed the challenges of keeping up with a changing healthcare landscape, and possible implications for future growth. Consolidation, outpatient [...]

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