2015 News Releases

    Dec 14 2015

    GHX Helps Providers Improve HIPAA Compliance with New Business Associate Management Consulting Services

    As the use of health information technology broadens, so too have risks to patient privacy. Data breaches involving provider business associates (BAs) on average affect more individuals per breach than other breaches1. To help providers improve HIPAA business associate compliance, Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) today announced its new Business Associate Management Consulting Services. These services provide healthcare providers with a strategy and framework to meet important business asso…

    Dec 10 2015

    New Healthcare Market Reports on Clinical Laboratory and Medical Surgical Segments Released by GHX Market Intelligence

    Both the Medical Surgical (med-surg) and Clinical Laboratory (clin-lab) product segments in healthcare grew in the third quarter of this year based on new reports from Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) and the company’s GHX Market Intelligence data. According to the company’s findings, clin-lab grew 8.1 percent and med-surg grew nearly 5 percent in Q3 2015 over results from the previous year’s Q3 results. Additionally, Q3 2015 dollar volume of the clin-lab segment totaled $1.87B, up 2 percen…

    Oct 22 2015

    GHX Spotlights Proven Best Practices to Drive Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence in Annual Summit Series Webinars

    Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) today announced the lineup for its Fall 2015 GHX Summit Series, an annual educational webinar series spotlighting some of healthcare’s most visionary supply chain leaders. Topics for the one-hour webinars, which begin on Thursday, Oct. 22, and occur biweekly through early December, were selected from the most popular and highly rated sessions at the 2015 Healthcare Supply Chain Summit. The goal of the series is to help attendees drive supply chain excellence…

    Oct 21 2015

    GHX Leads Collaborative Effort with Eight Healthcare Provider and Supplier Organizations to Drive GS1 Standards Adoption in the Canadian Marketplace

    GHX has assembled eight leading Canadian healthcare provider and supplier organizations in a collaborative initiative to establish a leading practice model for synchronization and use of GS1 standards among trading partners in the Canadian healthcare marketplace.

    The participants are:

    • Alberta Health Services
    • Baxter Corporation
    • Cardinal Health Canada
    • Canadian Hospital Specialties Ltd.
    • Cook Medical, Canada
    • Medtronic
    • Johnson & Johnson Medical Products Inc.
    • MEDEC

    While there is ind…

    Oct 20 2015

    GHX and Pagero Enter Strategic Partnership Agreement for eProcurement Services

    GHX Europe GmbH and Pagero AB have agreed to a strategic partnership to offer a complete suite of eProcurement services with a proactive market approach to the healthcare industry and for the Nordic markets.

    GHX, the largest global healthcare B2B network, with deep expertise in healthcare supply chain automation and integration technology, and Pagero, a leading service provider of eInvoicing and eOrdering in Europe, are partnering to serve the Nordic markets. The collaboration is focused on del…

    Oct 12 2015

    GHX Opens Registration and Call for Presentations for 2016 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit in Austin

    Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC(GHX) today announced registration is open for the 16th annual GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, taking place May 23-25, 2016, in Austin, Texas. GHX is also accepting speaking and panel proposals through its Call for Presentations portal through the end of 2015. The Summit is the only industry event where all parties in the healthcare industry – providers, suppliers, distributors and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) – come together to network, learn and shar…

    Oct 07 2015

    GHX Responds to New ONC and CMS Ruling Expanding the Use of UDI

    The language in the ONC and CMS rulings that expand the use of unique device identifiers (UDI) in electronic healthcare records (EHRs) is an important step toward a more holistic view of implantable medical devices. These devices play an important role in healthcare delivery, and having a common language to identify them will lead to a better understanding of their role in improving the cost and quality of healthcare. GHX has long been a supporter of data standards in healthcare, whether it is h…

    Oct 05 2015

    GHX Reveals Five Ways the Supply Chain is Improving Patient Care Today in Honor of AHRMM’s National Healthcare Supply Chain Week

    The modern, technology-based supply chain has evolved from a back-end, transactional function to a means to not only strip waste and costs out of healthcare, but increasingly to help create better clinical outcomes. In tandem with the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management’s (AHRMM) annual “National Healthcare Supply Chain Week,” Oct. 4-10, 2015, Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) identified the top five ways in which its customers are leveraging their supply chains to…

    Sep 24 2015

    GHX Marks Latest FDA UDI Deadline with Five Best Practices for Healthcare Organizations’ Working on UDI Compliance

    Today, the healthcare industry crosses another Unique Device Identifier (UDI) milestone: the deadline requiring all implantable, life-supporting and life-sustaining devices to be labeled with a UDI. Two years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its UDI Rule*. Since then, Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) has worked closely with healthcare suppliers to help them navigate the complexities of becoming UDI compliant and to leverage the rule to improve how they manage product …

    Aug 10 2015

    GHX Launches New Healthcare Supply Chain Savings Calculators at AHRMM15

    Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) today announced at the AHRMM15 Healthcare Supply Chain Conference (Booth 811, Indianapolis, Aug. 9-12, 2015) two new healthcare supply chain savings tickers that track actual and potential savings available to healthcare providers and suppliers. The new tickers are based on the recently announced GHX value calculation methodology, which includes more than 70 individual calculations and industry averages, evaluated by Forrester Consulting and conforming to it…

    Jul 28 2015

    GHX Delivers New Version of NuVia Linked with GDSN Data

    Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) today announced the release of a new version of its NuVia content management solution that integrates data from the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN). With this release, GHX offers a leading-edge solution that helps enable healthcare providers to access relevant product data in the GDSN in a format that can be consumed by their supply chain systems. The new version of NuVia can help providers take advantage of the growing availability of standardize…

    Jun 29 2015

    GHX ROI Calculator Certified by Independent Research Methodology

    Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) announced today that a Forrester Consulting review has certified that the return on investment (ROI) calculators used by GHX meet the requirements of the research and consulting firm’s acclaimed Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) methodology. Successfully used since 1996, the TEI methodology was developed to help technology buyers understand what they are getting for their money.

    GHX commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a TEI™ Compliance Review to ensure …

    May 05 2015

    Healthcare Supply Chain Leaders and Visionaries Honored at 15th Annual GHXcellence Awards

    At the 2015 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit in Phoenix, GHX today announced the winners of its 15th Annual GHXcellence Awards, which recognize the leaders and visionaries that are leveraging supply chain automation to remove waste, cut costs and improve patient care.

    This year’s winners represent the best and the brightest in healthcare supply chain innovation and success. GHX selected the winners based on quantifiable performance metrics around success in automating business processes, incl…

    May 04 2015

    GHX Celebrates 15 Years of Supply Chain Innovation

    Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) marks the company’s 15th anniversary in tandem with the kick-off today of its annual Supply Chain Summit, the largest industry event for healthcare supply chain leaders. Coinciding with the company’s anniversary is new data from the 2015 Annual HiMSS Leadership Survey that, for the first time, confirms the increasingly strategic role of the healthcare supply chain, identifying it as a top 10 business priority for healthcare leaders.

    GHX was founded in 2000 to ad…

    May 04 2015

    GHX Launches Next-Generation Healthcare Exchange

    GHX announced today at the company’s annual Healthcare Supply Chain Summit that it has launched a new version of the company’s flagship GHX Global Exchange. The result of a three-year, multi-million development initiative called CoreX , the new GHX Global Exchange employs the latest in cloud technology advancements to help ensure that it remains the most advanced and sophisticated e-commerce exchange available in healthcare.

    With 15 years of industry experience, utilizing highly advanced techno…

    Apr 13 2015

    2015 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit Tackles Changing Healthcare Landscape, Focusing on Lower Costs, Improved Patient Outcomes

    The 2015 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, just one month from now, is shaping up to be one of the industry’s most important gatherings for healthcare leaders working together to deliver better operational efficiencies, improved financial savings, and higher performing supply chains. At the 15th annual GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, May 4-6, 2015, in Phoenix, Ariz., leaders from across healthcare will gather to explore these opportunities with a common goal to deliver better healthcare.  …

    Apr 13 2015

    Next UDI Compliance Deadline Looms, Healthcare Industry Moving in Right Direction But According to GHX Opportunities Still Exist

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule is expected to greatly improve patient safety, post market surveillance and the efficiency of supply chain operations by requiring manufacturers to assign standard identifiers to medical devices, label products with those identifiers and provide additional data to the FDA’s Global UDI Database (GUDID). Achieving these benefits – and shedding more light on the cost and quality of care – requires UDI adoption in …

    Mar 03 2015

    Hologic Joins GHX Trading Platform in the UK To Enhance and Future-Proof Business Processes

    Hologic (NASDAQ: HOLX), a Bedford, Mass.-based developer of diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, has successfully connected with GHX, providing its customers in the UK with the opportunity to trade with Hologic electronically and help ensure it is compliant with the recent eProcurement mandate from the UK’s Department of Health. With this implementation, Hologic joins the GHX trading community – the largest global trading community in healthcare – and harnesses the…

    Feb 11 2015

    GHX Honors “Best 50” Healthcare Providers for Supply Chain Excellence

    Fifty healthcare provider organizations will receive 2014 GHX "Best 50" Supply Chains Awards for their work in improving operational performance and driving down costs through supply chain automation. The recipients will be honored at the 2015 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, which takes place May 4-6, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona (you can register for the Healthcare Supply Chain Summit here).

    To select the Best 50, GHX looked at the performance of more than 4,000 hospitals in the U.S. and Cana…

    Feb 04 2015

    GHX Provider and Supplier Customers Identify Eight Key Trends of the Future Healthcare Supply Chain

    In conjunction with the company’s 15-year anniversary, Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) interviewed provider and supplier customers to explore their vision for the “Future Healthcare Supply Chain.” As the healthcare industry continues to change, organizations are seeking new ways to remove waste, cut costs and improve patient care. 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 on how the suppl…

    Jan 28 2015

    GHX Spotlights Critical Issues on UDI and Quality Data Capture at Upcoming Healthcare Industry Events

    GHX is committed to helping providers and suppliers understand the evolving supply chain, including emerging regulations and the supply chain's growing role as an enabler of clean, accurate healthcare data. Karen Conway, Executive Director, Industry Relations for GHX, a recognized thought leader on evolving supply chain issues and the UDI rule, will participate in two upcoming events to help supplier and provider organizations better understand UDI requirements and how improved device data captu…