It began as a mission to use the power of the Internet to reduce inefficiencies in the healthcare supply chain. Prompted by increased recognition of those inefficiencies, five of the world's largest medical product manufacturers — Johnson & Johnson, GE Healthcare, Baxter International Inc., Abbott Laboratories and Medtronic, Inc. — founded GHX in 2000. With significant growth as provider and supplier organizations joined together with GHX to form the largest trading exchange in healthcare, GHX today is owned by Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm with a 30+ year history of providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. Thoma Bravo seeks to create value by collaborating with company management to improve business operations and provide capital to support growth initiatives. Thoma Bravo invests with a particular focus on application and infrastructure software and technology enabled services.
GHX operates in the United States, Canada and seven European countries, and we employ more than 600 people worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is in Louisville, Colo., just outside of Denver. GHX Europe was founded in 2001. Our European headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium, and we have offices in Dusseldorf (Germany), Cambridge (UK), Baar (Switzerland) and Hilversum (Netherlands).
Every year, GHX brings together the healthcare community at the Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, where the most pressing issues in the healthcare supply chain are addressed. Experts from all sides of the supply chain and from government and academia meet to share experiences and best practices and find ways to create joint value.