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Sep 22 2017

Preventing a (Cloud) Mutiny

The massive computing power and costs savings afforded by the cloud are...
Sep 13 2017

How Banks are Driving API-First Strategies

PYMNTS.com
New payment and financial technologies are quickly emerging from the FinTech community...
Sep 01 2017

Conquering the Top Supply Chain Cost Drivers

Healthcare Purchasing News
Ask progressive doctors, surgeons and nurses to list their top cost drivers and they’ll likely unspool a litany...
Aug 24 2017

Cloud Confidence: Overcoming the Need to Control

InfoWorld by IDG
For those of us who have made our careers in IT and technology, the cost savings and performance...
Aug 22 2017

Healthcare Standards Make a Trip to the Real World

One of the most promising aspects of healthcare’s move to value is the ability to garner more...
Aug 01 2017

Questions Cloud Healthcare Market

Inside Supply Management Magazine
Uncertainty in the healthcare market can have a significant impact on the U.S. economy. The percentage change in...
Jul 21 2017

Exceptional Practice: Lessons from a Humanitarian Mission

Healthcare Purchasing News
As the name implies, this column typically focuses on the value of standard practice, but this month...
Jul 14 2017

Perfect ‘Adjusted’ Order is a Conversation Away

Becker's Hospital Review
Achieving the ‘perfect order’ has been the holy grail of the order-to-payment cycle...
Jun 26 2017

The UDI Conference Shifts to Value

Healthcare Purchasing News
Just as I was preparing my presentation for last month’s UDI Conference in Baltimore, President Trump announced...
Jun 14 2017

Improving Receivables a Top Priority for 45% of...

Becker's Hospital Review
Eighty-eight percent of finance executives at healthcare suppliers anticipate pressure...
Jun 13 2017

Healthcare Ailing From Lack Of AR Automation

PYMNTS.com
The biggest shift in the healthcare industry may not be the Affordable Care Act or its potential...
May 02 2017

Connecting Healthcare

CIO Review
How would you describe the role of a CIO today? There is no question that the role...
Apr 20 2017

And Then There Were Two: UDI Goes Global

Healthcare Purchasing News
Timing for the Spring 2017 GS1 Global Healthcare Conference could not have been better. The semi-annual event...
Mar 20 2017

Reducing Medical Errors: How Supply Chain Can Help

Healthcare Purchasing News
Medical errors are not new news. The high number of deaths due to preventable medical errors made the headlines in 1999 with the publication of...
Mar 01 2017

Bundled Payments Reshape Healthcare and the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions
Anyone trying to navigate the landscape of alternative payment models (APMs) designed to reward...
Feb 20 2017

Standardize Globally, Change Locally

Healthcare Purchasing News
It’s not often that the healthcare supply chain makes prime time news, and when it does, it unfortunately is...
Feb 01 2017

Healthcare’s New Reality: Preparing for and Managing an OCR...

Compliance Today
Many advances in medicine have been made over the past 20 years, transformative changes that...
Jan 25 2017

Amidst Political Turmoil, Value is a Bipartisan Standard

Healthcare Purchasing News
To listen to politicians, you would think that there is nothing that...
Dec 14 2016

Standards Debunk the “Uniqueness” of Healthcare

Healthcare Purchasing News
In my line of work, I have the distinct honor to meet and work with healthcare organizations...
Dec 07 2016

Expanding the Role of Materials Management...

Healthcare Facilities Management
With better data on products comes a bigger focus on comparative effectiveness, which, for medical devices, is still in its infancy...
Dec 07 2016

Managing Supply Chains as they Move Across...

Healthcare Facilities Management
Now that more than 95 percent of hospitals have a certified electronic health record system, the ability to harness data...
Dec 07 2016

Supply Chain Moves from Demand Forecast to Predictive...

A key area to watch for supply chain improvement is predictive analytics, says Eugene Schneller, professor at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The race is on...
Dec 01 2016

HTG Focuses on Cross-industry Problem Solving

Healthcare Purchasing News
Six years ago, five of the most notable names in healthcare delivery — Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic and Mercy — formed...
Nov 16 2016

Being Prepared in the Age of HIPAA Audits

Health Management Technology
This year, about 150 covered entities and 50 business associates (BAs) have been or are currently engaged in...
Nov 01 2016

Hospital M&A Activity is Heating Up - Get Your House in Order

Healthcare Tech Outlook
The highest year-to-date volume for healthcare mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the U.S. occurred during the first...
Oct 19 2016

Sourcing for Quality Demands Standards

Healthcare Purchasing News
What if making sourcing decisions in healthcare were more like buying a new car or major appliance, with a Consumer Reports-like service to provide data on...
Sep 15 2016

Standard Reality: How a Canadian Effort Can Teach the World

Heatlhcare Purchasing News
Imagine you are a healthcare system interested in adopting GS1 standards – where do you start? That’s the question...
Sep 07 2016

Speeding Up the Healthcare Supply Chain in the U.K.

B2B e-Commerce World
Internet ordering of medical supplies is alive and well in the United Kingdom’s...
Sep 03 2016

Braving OCR Audits and Business Associate Compliance

DOTmed
On March 21, 2016, providers added a new regulatory compliance assessment to their checklist of HIPAA accountability...
Sep 01 2016

Item Data: It’s Not Just for Supply Chain Anymore

Healthcare Purchasing News
For years, the prevailing opinion by high-performing organizations was to limit the product data held in item masters to a...
Sep 01 2016

UDI: AHRMM Navigates the Path to Compliance and Value

Supply Chain Strategies and Solutions
It's been nearly a year since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) changed the...
Aug 10 2016

Supply Chain Leads the Way to Value in Healthcare

Beet Fusion
There’s no question that the healthcare industry is going through unprecedented change, driven most notably by new reimbursement models that are turning the...
Aug 10 2016

The Global Supply Chain: An Exercise in Control

Beet Fusion
Remember the environmental poster, the one with the picture of the earth and the words, “Think Globally, Act Locally”?...
Aug 01 2016

UDI Adoption: It Takes a Community

Healthcare Purchasing News
Healthcare is a complex system, made up of many different disciplines and organizations, usually focusing on...
Jul 01 2016

The Human Side of UDI

Healthcare Purchasing News
As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rolls out its Unique Device Identification rule that requires manufacturers to assign and label their products with unique device identifiers (UDIs), the complexities of the regulatory landscape and the variation...
Jul 01 2016

Supply Chain: A Vital Component of Value-based Healthcare

Health System Management
At this year's annual meeting of America's Health Insurance Plans...
Jun 02 2016

Scanning for Safety: GS1 Standards

Clinical Services Journal
The GS1 barcoding programme, currently being rolled out at ‘Demonstrator sites’ across the UK, aims to improve patient safety, free time to care and improve the patient experience...
Jun 01 2016

Driving UDI Adoption: Notes from the 2016 UDI Conference

Healthcare Purchasing News
Today, there are approximately 550,000 unique device identifier (UDI) records in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Global UDI Database (GUDID). In a little over three months, that number will have soared past 3 million...
May 02 2016

The High Cost of Variation

Healthcare Purchasing News
I read a great article today on improving healthcare quality — not in a clinical journal, but rather in The Journal of...
Apr 19 2016

GHX Launches Enhanced Version of its Industry Portal...

Healthcare Matters
Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) has launched the latest version of its industry portal for contract...
Apr 01 2016

The Ins and Outs of UDIs and EHRs

Healthcare Purchasing News
A resounding theme at HIMSS16 (the annual mega conference of healthcare information technology professionals) was the ability to access the wealth of data in...
Apr 01 2016

Will Vendor Credentialing Snap Competitive Tug-of-war?

Healthcare Purchasing News
Within the last decade, the healthcare industry has yanked the concept of "vendor credentialing" back and forth in a competitive...
Mar 28 2016

Ensuring EHR Data Quality: What Comes Out Must Go In

HIT Consultant
Much of the conversation at this year’s HIMSS conference was removing the barriers to the data that exists in electronic health records (EHRs). At least one session – the HIMSS Supply Chain Special Interest Group – focused on the overlooked need...
Mar 21 2016

Healthcare Supply Chain Report Reveals Key Growth Segments...

HIT Consultant
Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) released fourth quarter 2015 data on distributed sales in both Medical Surgical (med-surg) and Clinical Laboratory (clin-lab) product segments in healthcare...
Mar 14 2016

Deriving Value from Sophisticated Data Management

Medical Design Technology
Every stage of medical device development is dependent upon the collection of accurate data. From trial data collected during the research and development phase (R&D) all the way through...
Mar 04 2016

CoreX: The Industry’s “Invisible Hand?”

Healthcare Matters
“By faith Noah, having been warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household.” –Hebrews 11:7. Contrary to popular belief, the Biblical lesson here is not about...
Mar 01 2016

The Supply Chain Link to the Triple Aim

Healthcare Purchasing News
In 2006, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) launched the Triple Aim, a framework for simultaneously improving...
Mar 01 2016

Five Steps to Ensure Successful Supplier Credentialing

Compliance Today
During the past 10 years, increased government and industry oversight, along with financial pressures, have required health systems to more thoroughly understand...
Feb 17 2016

Meet the 2016 Pros to Know

Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive recognizes Provider Pros and Practitioner Pros, including teams...
Feb 01 2016

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement: The Supply Chain...

The federal government is increasingly using Alternative Payment Models (APMs), which include accountable care organizations, bundled payments, and advanced primary care medical homes, to reimburse providers for...
Jan 11 2016

GHX’s New Exchange to Enable Even Deeper...

Healthcare Matters
If a software migration was a horse race, CoreX, the technology name given to GHX’s new exchange, is entering the last furlong. According to company officials...
Jan 01 2016

Making "Systems Thinking" Standard Practice

Healthcare Purchasing News
As we begin a new year, I would like to take this opportunity...
Jan 01 2016

Making "Systems Thinking" Standard Practice

Healthcare Purchasing News
As we begin a new year, I would like to take this opportunity to broaden the content that is presented each month in Standard Practices. To date...
Dec 01 2015

"I’m from the FDA and I am here to help."

Healthcare Purchasing News
It’s an old joke — "I am from the government and I am here to help" — but when it comes to new regulations ...
Nov 02 2015

5 Ways Supply Chain is Improving Patient Care

HIT Consultant
The modern, technology-based supply chain has evolved from a back-end, transactional function...
Nov 01 2015

FMOLHS and Cook Medical Take a Standards Road Trip

Healthcare Purchasing News
More than a decade ago, Cook Medical set off on a journey to improve its supply chain and customer service by assigning Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) to...
Oct 23 2015

GHX Leads Collaborative Effort with Eight Healthcare...

Healthcare Information Management & Communications Canada
GHX has assembled eight leading Canadian healthcare provider and supplier organizations in a collaborative initiative...
Oct 22 2015

GHX and AHS Lead GS1 Supply Chain Drive

Canadian Healthcare Technology
GHX has assembled eight leading Canadian healthcare provider and supplier organizations in a collaborative initiative...
Sep 25 2015

UDI: Not Just for Manufacturers Anymore

Health Management Technology
Have you heard of UDI? It stands for unique device identifiers; more specifically, it refers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Unique Device Identification Rule. If you are a busy healthcare executive...
Sep 01 2015

Product Standardization Sheds Light on Process Variation

Healthcare Purchasing News
Movement toward compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unique device identifier (UDI) rule is shedding light on the high degree...
Aug 15 2015

Riverside Demonstrates Value in Clinical, Financial...

Healthcare Purchasing News
Look for the linchpin undergirding Riverside Health System’s supply chain development and growth to date and you won’t find...
Aug 01 2015

UDI Check Up: Notes from the 2015 UDI Conference

Healthcare Purchasing News
The theme of this summer’s UDI Conference was collaboration, a word I admit I use a lot, and yet I fear...
Jul 21 2015

Mitigating Risk Across the Healthcare Supply Chain

Digital Supply Chain
The modern healthcare supply chain is a key driver for stripping out unnecessary costs in order to free resources to help ensure...
Jul 01 2015

Decreasing the Chances of Extensive, Costly OCR Audits

Compliance Today
With increased audit volumes and higher fines for data breaches, it’s not surprising that hospital compliance leaders feel they’re...
Jul 01 2015

All's Not Quiet on the Standards Front...

Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions
We've been talking about it for years. In fact, AHRMM has been one of the most vocal advocates for the use of global data standards in healthcare. Now...
Jul 01 2015

Managing the Implantable Device Supply Chain...

Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions
When asked about the greatest challenge in supply chain today, most supply chain professionals would point to...
Jul 01 2015

Look Who's Talking UDI

Healthcare Purchasing News
For years, the talk about unique device identifiers (UDIs) was relatively confined to regulators seeking better visibility to post market performance of medical devices and manufacturers faced with...
Jun 01 2015

The Top 5 Ways to Protect Hospitals from Fines, Breaches...

Becker's Health IT & CIO Review
Protecting patient healthcare data is becoming a greater challenge for healthcare facilities as the industry transitions from manual to electronic information storage and sharing. Consider these statistics...
Jun 01 2015

The GUDID is Open for Business

Healthcare Purchasing News
Sometimes the timing just works. Just hours before we kicked off a series of sessions on UDI at the GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit in May, I received...
May 01 2015

The Challenges and Opportunities of Contract Price...

Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions
Managing contract pricing more effectively—from creation to renewal or expiration—can deliver real operational and financial benefits for healthcare organizations. Yet because of its complexity...
May 01 2015

Future Proofing the GHX Global Healthcare Exchange

Healthcare Matters
I had a nice chat a few days ago with Steve Cochran, GHX’s Chief Technology Officer. In fact, it was the day after GHX’s formal announcement of the release of its next generation exchange platform...
May 01 2015

UDI: Market Movement Signifies Increased Use and Value

Medical Design Technology
The U.S. FDA UDI rule took the stage at the annual HIMSS conference. But this time the attention was not on manufacturers, many of who are...
May 01 2015

UDI and Standards: A Global Journey

Healthcare Purchasing News
When it comes to applying and using unique device identifiers (UDIs) to better identify and track medical devices, most of the attention has been...
Apr 01 2015

Expert Q&A: Data Security

Health Management Technology
Medical identity theft and healthcare fraud is in the news almost daily. HMT talked with several experts regarding their tips on preventing fraud. Healthcare facilities should...
Apr 01 2015

Eight Predictions on the Future Supply Chain

Executive Insight
At the start of every year, markets are inundated with "predictions" about what to expect in the year ahead. Traditionally, these predictions encompass the coming 365 days. Interesting information for sure, but for an industry like healthcare…
Apr 01 2015

Why Automate the Implant Case-to-Cash Process?

The Journal of Healthcare Contracting
IDNs and manufacturers alike are losing significant money and time due to poor management of clinical, operational and financial processes surrounding implantable devices...
Apr 01 2015

Time to Clean Up Our Data Act

Modern Healthcare
Let's face it, we're in an era of healthcare where accountability is permeating all phases of the business. It's not just accountable care or accountability for outcomes. It also includes...
Mar 01 2015

Turning the Crimson Tide of Process Inefficiency and Waste

Healthcare Purchasing News
Ten years ago this May, a group of 13 pharmaceutical and medical device companies had a meeting that concentrated on a critical but daunting array of goals...
Mar 01 2015

Great Expectations Dim Enlightenment

Healthcare Purchasing News
What are some of the unreasonable demands and expectations for adopting and implementing supply data standards in healthcare that continue to linger and why?...
Mar 01 2015

Know Your UDI: FDA Regulation Hits Home for Patients

Healthcare Purchasing News
There is now a comprehensive resource for providers, "A Roadmap for Effective [UDI] Implementation"…
Feb 24 2015

Meet the 2015 Pros to Know

Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executives recognizes Provider Pros and Practitioner Pros to Know (including teams)...
Feb 11 2015

GHX Names "Best 50" Supply Chain Award Recipients

Healthcare Matters
GHX Names "Best 50" Supply Chain Award Recipients
Feb 10 2015

UDI: The Wait is Over

Repertoire
UDI isn't just for geeks or your company's regulatory guys. Sales and marketing executives, supply chain professionals and sales reps need to get up to speed...
Feb 05 2015

Eight Key Trends of the Future Healthcare Supply Chain

Digital Supply Chain
GHX spoke with a select group of customers, from large and mid-sized hospitals to some of the biggest suppliers in the world for their perspectives...
Feb 04 2015

GHX Provider and Supplier Customers Identify Eight Key Trends...

Healthcare Matters
GHX provider and supplier customers identify eight key trends illustrating the strategic role the healthcare supply chain of the future will play..
Feb 02 2015

What's Pew Got To Do With It?

Healthcare Purchasing News
The Pew of Charitable Trusts, an independent nonprofit organization, has taken on the goal of realizing the benefits of the FDA's Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule...
Feb 01 2015

The Healthcare Supply Chain with Bruce Johnson

DOTmed
Bruce Johnson shares his thoughts on the obstacles the supply chain needs to overcome as well as what hospitals should keep in mind when trying to curb costs...
Feb 01 2015

UDI: No More Waiting

The Journal of Healthcare Contracting
UDI isn’t just for freaks and geeks or your IDN’s regulatory team. Supply chain executives and their suppliers need to get up to speed…and fast…
Jan 28 2015

WetKeys Washable Keyboards Expands Distribution

Wetkeys
WetKeys, the leading provider of waterproof and washable computer keyboards and mice, announces its entrance into a new online sourcing solution, Vendormate's Sourcing Manager...
Jan 19 2015

Future of the Healthcare Supply Chain

Supply Chain Digital
In 2015, a primary focus should be on data. That's the key to unlocking the supply chain challenges facing the industry...
Jan 19 2015

Where is the Future of the Healthcare Supply Chain Headed?

Global Healthcare
In 2015, a primary focus should be on data. That's the key to unlocking the supply chain challenges facing the industry...
Jan 01 2015

UDI Rule: Realizing the Full Potential

Supply Chain Stategies & Solutions
The AHRMM Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement added an entirely new dimension to the UDI Conference hosted by the U.S. FDA in Baltimore in October...
Jan 01 2015

Unique Device Identification (UDI): Many Questions Remain

BoneZone
More than one year after FDA issued its final rule requiring medical device manufacturers to assign and label products with unique device identifiers (UDIs) and publish additional data about those products to FDA's Global UDI Database (GUDID), many questions still remain...
Jan 01 2015

Streamlining the Hospital Supply Chain: Just What the Doctor...

As hospitals begin transforming to adapt to new healthcare initiatives, they are easing the pain by restructuring and streamlining supply chain operations...
Dec 05 2014

Trust, But Verify In Order to Comply with UDI

Medical Design Technology
"Trust, but verify" is my advice to manufacturers seeking to comply with the UDI rule, says Steve Cochran, Chief Technology Officer, GHX...
Dec 03 2014

High-Tech Supply Chain Software Pays Off

Health Facilities Management
Hospitals are using technology to get a better sense of which products are on their shelves at what times, their true costs and whether they work as intended for patients...
Dec 01 2014

EHR Supply Chain Fusion

Health Management Technology
Medicare penalties for eligible providers who don't meet Meaningful Use for electronic health records (EHRs) begins on January 1, 2015, and increases every year providers continue to fail to demonstrate they have achieved it...
Nov 20 2014

Top 10 Ways to Cut Manufacturer Supply Chain Costs

Medical Design Technology
Although over 85% of med-surg manufacturers are transacting electronically with providers, manual, paper-based supply chain processes for other medical devices, such as implantables...
Nov 07 2014

GHX Acquires Vendormate...

Spend Matters
GHX has entered a deal to acquire Atlanta-based Vendormate.
Nov 01 2014

UDI, We’ve Only Just Begun

Healthcare Purchasing News
The first official deadline associated with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Unique Device Identification (UDI) Rule has come and gone, but for manufacturers, their work around compliance has only just begun, explains Karen Conway, Industry Relations Director, GHX.
Nov 01 2014

Rev Up the Revenue Cycle

Executive Insight
Healthcare runs on revenue. Unfortunately, the current healthcare environment, largely impacted by healthcare reform, has put providers in a state of declining reimbursements...
Oct 15 2014

Driving Out Costs Through Health Care Supply Chain...

Healthcare Global
It’s well known that the U.S. health care system is in crisis mode. U.S. hospitals and health systems are facing declining revenues due in large part to health care reform measures, with provider organizations being pushed to achieve certain patient care quality metrics or risk cuts in Medicare reimbursements...
Oct 01 2014

Perspectives - Ready for UDI

Medical Design Technology
"Trust, but verify" is my advice for manufacturers seeking to comply with the UDI rule, says Steve Cochran, Chief Technology Officer, GHX.
Oct 01 2014

GHX Successfully Submits Product Data to the FDA GUDID...

Becker's Hospital Review
One day before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) deadline for medical device companies to submit Class III product data to the FDA's Production Global UDI Database (GUDID), GHX announced that in August its UDI solution and services practice successfully submitted UDI data attributes in the required Health Level 7 Structured Product Label (HL7 SPL) format to the GUDID
Oct 01 2014

Top Five Skills Every Healthcare CEO Needs

Healthcare Business News
Today's hospital CEO is faced with some of the most acute challenges to the health of provider organizations than at any time in the history of modern health care...
Sep 01 2014

GUDID and GDSN - A Non-standard Deviation

Healthcare Purchasing News
It’s D-Day, or I should say G-U-D-I-D Day, soon for manufacturers of class III medical devices that must be in compliance with the FDA’s...
Sep 01 2014

Are We Being Short-Sighted

Healthcare Purchasing News
We’ve been talking about the benefits, as well as the costs, of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Unique Device Identification (UDI) Rule for years. Even now, as the rule is being implemented, the discussion, and debate, continues.
Aug 28 2014

Let's Make the e-Procurement Vision an NHS Reality

Health Service Journal
Ed Palferman at Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) explains how the use of technology will be a step toward a successful NHS procurement system.
Aug 26 2014

GHX Secures $5B in Supply Savings over Past 5 Years

Becker’s Hospital Review
Louisville, Colo.-based GHX, a healthcare supply chain technology company, reports saving $5 billion in supply chain savings for the North American healthcare market over the past five years.
Aug 26 2014

GHX Surpasses $5 Billion in Healthcare Savings

Healthcare Matters
GHX and its supplier and provider customers have successfully accomplished the goal they set nearly five years ago – to secure $5 billion in supply chain savings for the North American healthcare market. This milestone marks the achievement of the company’s “5-in-5”goal, a commitment made in January 2010 to take $5 billion out of the cost of healthcare.
Aug 06 2014

10 Ways to Reduce Healthcare Supply Chain Costs for Providers

HIT Consultant
GHX outlines a list of documented opportunities to reduce supply costs healthcare supply chain costs for providers.
Aug 05 2014

UDI—A Nonstandardized Test for Manufacturers

Medical Design Technology
UDI compliance requires not only labeling products with UDI compliant codes, but also submitting additional product data to an FDA Global UDI Database (GUDID). Challenges often result from trying to implement a regulatory requirement that touches nearly every aspect of their business, from manufacturing to customer service.
Feb 04 2014

Complying with Product Data Sharing Requirements Under UDI

Medical Design Technology
This article examines the FDA’s product data sharing requirements under the UDI rule, the challenges most medical device manufacturers face in complying with this legislation, and factors medical device manufacturers should take into consideration when developing a product master data strategy.
Jul 08 2013

GHX and the VHA e-Pedigree Pilot

Pharmaceutical Commerce
This first-of-its-kind pilot, “Track and Trace for Serialized Product,” studied a traceability system for securing the pharmaceutical supply chain, allowing for greater visibility and interoperability. The pilot used products that were manufactured and serialized at AbbVie, Inc., delivered to a McKesson Corp. distribution center and then distributed to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy.
Jul 02 2013

Preparing for a Serialized Supply Chain

Pharmaceutical Commerce
Upcoming California regulatory mandates and the prospect of a national compliance requirement are focusing industry attention on the serialized supply chain. GHX’s Margot Drees talks with some progressive manufacturers about their perspectives and next steps as the 2015 California drug pedigree requirement deadline quickly approaches.
Jan 01 2012

Building the Business Case for Global Data Standards

Healthcare Purchasing News
One of the greatest challenges that supply chain leaders face when launching global data standards initiatives within their organizations is convincing the C-suite to provide support for the effort.
Feb 01 2011

Putting Standards into Practice

Healthcare Purchasing News
Q&A with MJ Wylie designed to answer as many of the lingering and pressing questions surrounding supply data standards adoption and implementation.