Partnership will help enable the Trust and hosted Shared Service, SmartTogether, to help realise true efficiencies and savings through the application of GHX’s market leading healthcare technology
Cambridge, UK. 27 November 2018: Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), a leader in cloud-based healthcare supply chain management solutions, has been named as Guy’s and St Thomas’ preferred partner for shared catalogue management.
The new partnership will deliver the proven benefits of shared catalogue management and give Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust the ability to help realise efficiencies and savings through NEXUS, GHX’s GS1-compatible, GDSN-fed, cloud-based catalogue system.
NEXUS streamlines the catalogue and product information management process – which can be a very manually intensive process – by pulling catalogue data into one place. Integrated into local ERP systems (including Oracle, Aggresso and Integra), the data can then be accessed through an easy to search, web-based user interface. To date, over 350 healthcare suppliers across Europe already have their clean catalogue data in NEXUS. This equates to over two million clean catalogue items readily available for reduced error ordering and invoicing. GHX technologies are used in over 150 hospitals in the UK and Ireland.
David Lawson, Chief Procurement Officer, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust commented on the partnership: “GHX Nexus enables our catalogue team to move quickly to manage our supplier catalogues across the four NHS Trusts within the shared service in one place irrespective of local legacy finance systems and provide a platform for future process efficiency.”
GHX provides a full range of intelligent eCommerce and supply chain solutions specifically designed for the complex world of healthcare. This sector-specific knowledge has been bringing healthcare providers, manufacturers and distributors together for nearly 20 years, with the overarching objective of helping enable better patient care and maximising industry savings. The organisation’s technology connects thousands of healthcare suppliers, manufacturers and distributors with hospitals and GPOs – as well as to Governments for reporting processes. GHX technology helps enable the right devices, equipment, services and medicines to flow efficiently through the European healthcare supply chain.
Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) is a healthcare business and data automation company, empowering healthcare organisations to enable better patient care and maximise industry savings using its world-class cloud-based supply chain technology platform. GHX brings together healthcare providers, manufacturers and distributors across Europe and North America who rely on proven healthcare-focused technology and comprehensive data to automate business processes and make more informed, timely and fact-based decisions. Solutions span procurement and accounts payable automation, contract and inventory management, vendor credentialing and management, business intelligence, payment management and other supply chain-related tools and services. For more information, visit www.ghxeurope.com
ABOUT SMART TOGETHER PROCUREMENT SHARED SERVICE
SmartTogether is a procurement shared service hosted by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and includes Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. The shared service manages over £0.5b of non-pay spend and includes the largest deployment of automated inventory management systems in Europe at Guy’s and St Thomas’. For more information, visit: www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk
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