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B2B e-Commerce World
September, 2016

Internet ordering of medical supplies is alive and well in the United Kingdom’s...

DOTmed
September, 2016

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

Healthcare Purchasing News
September, 2016

For years, the prevailing opinion by high-performing organizations was to limit the product data held in item masters to a...

Supply Chain Strategies and Solutions
September, 2016

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...

Beet Fusion
August, 2016

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

Beet Fusion
August, 2016

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

Healthcare Purchasing News
August, 2016

Healthcare is a complex system, made up of many different disciplines and organizations, usually focusing on...

Healthcare Purchasing News
July, 2016

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...

Clinical Services Journal
June, 2016

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...

Healthcare Purchasing News
June, 2016

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...

Healthcare Purchasing News
May, 2016

I read a great article today on improving healthcare quality — not in a clinical journal, but rather in The Journal of...

Healthcare Matters
April, 2016

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

Healthcare Purchasing News
April, 2016

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

Healthcare Purchasing News
April, 2016

Within the last decade, the healthcare industry has yanked the concept of "vendor credentialing" back and forth in a competitive...

HIT Consultant
March, 2016

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...

HIT Consultant
March, 2016

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...

Medical Design Technology
March, 2016

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...

Healthcare Matters
March, 2016

“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...

Healthcare Purchasing News
March, 2016

In 2006, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) launched the Triple Aim, a framework for simultaneously improving...

Compliance Today
March, 2016

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

Supply & Demand Chain Executive
February, 2016

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

February, 2016

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...

Healthcare Matters
January, 2016

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...

Healthcare Purchasing News
January, 2016

As we begin a new year, I would like to take this opportunity...

Healthcare Purchasing News
December, 2015

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

HIT Consultant
November, 2015

The modern, technology-based supply chain has evolved from a back-end, transactional function...

Healthcare Purchasing News
November, 2015

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...

Healthcare Information Management & Communications Canada
October, 2015

GHX has assembled eight leading Canadian healthcare provider and supplier organizations in a collaborative initiative...

Canadian Healthcare Technology
October, 2015

GHX has assembled eight leading Canadian healthcare provider and supplier organizations in a collaborative initiative...

Health Management Technology
September, 2015

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...

Healthcare Purchasing News
September, 2015

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

Healthcare Purchasing News
August, 2015

Look for the linchpin undergirding Riverside Health System’s supply chain development and growth to date and you won’t find...

Digital Supply Chain
July, 2015

The modern healthcare supply chain is a key driver for stripping out unnecessary costs in order to free resources to help ensure...

Compliance Today
July, 2015

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

Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions
July, 2015

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...

Becker's Health IT & CIO Review
June, 2015

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...

Healthcare Purchasing News
June, 2015

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...

Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions
May, 2015

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...

Healthcare Matters
May, 2015

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...

Medical Design Technology
May, 2015

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...

Healthcare Purchasing News
May, 2015

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

Health Management Technology
April, 2015

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...

Executive Insight
April, 2015

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…

The Journal of Healthcare Contracting
April, 2015

IDNs and manufacturers alike are losing significant money and time due to poor management of clinical, operational and financial processes surrounding implantable devices...

Modern Healthcare
April, 2015

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...

Healthcare Purchasing News
March, 2015

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...

Healthcare Purchasing News
March, 2015

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

Healthcare Purchasing News
March, 2015

There is now a comprehensive resource for providers, "A Roadmap for Effective [UDI] Implementation"…

Supply & Demand Chain Executive
February, 2015

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

Repertoire
February, 2015

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...

Digital Supply Chain
February, 2015

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...

Healthcare Matters
February, 2015

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

Healthcare Purchasing News
February, 2015

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...

DOTmed
February, 2015

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...

The Journal of Healthcare Contracting
February, 2015

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…

Wetkeys
January, 2015

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...

Supply Chain Digital
January, 2015

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

Global Healthcare
January, 2015

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

Supply Chain Stategies & Solutions
January, 2015

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...

BoneZone
January, 2015

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...

January, 2015

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

Medical Design Technology
December, 2014

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

Health Facilities Management
December, 2014

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...

Health Management Technology
December, 2014

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...

Medical Design Technology
November, 2014

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...

Spend Matters
November, 2014

GHX has entered a deal to acquire Atlanta-based Vendormate.

Healthcare Purchasing News
November, 2014

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.

Executive Insight
November, 2014

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

Healthcare Global
October, 2014

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...

Medical Design Technology
October, 2014

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

Becker's Hospital Review
October, 2014

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

Healthcare Business News
October, 2014

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...

Healthcare Purchasing News
September, 2014

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 Unique Device Identification (UDI) Rule as of September 24. Similar deadlines fall next year for all implantables and other life-saving and life-sustaining products regardless of class, in 2016 for Class II devices and in 2018 for non-exempt Class I products.

Healthcare Purchasing News
September, 2014

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.

Health Service Journal
August, 2014

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

Becker’s Hospital Review
August, 2014

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.

Healthcare Matters
August, 2014

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.

HIT Consultant
August, 2014

GHX outlines a list of documented opportunities to reduce supply costs healthcare supply chain costs for providers.

Medical Design Technology
August, 2014

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.

Medical Design Technology
February, 2014

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.

Pharmaceutical Commerce
July, 2013

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.

Pharmaceutical Commerce
July, 2013

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.

Healthcare Purchasing News
January, 2012

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.

Healthcare Purchasing News
February, 2011

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

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