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The Healthcare Hub blog focuses on how greater collaboration and visibility across the supply chain can improve both clinical and financial performance in healthcare. Working with hospitals, manufacturers, distributors and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) in North America and Europe, GHX provides a global perspective on issues such as healthcare reform, standards adoption, automation, e-commerce and demand planning, among others.
Stacey Breeden
Stacey Breeden
Director, Business Development - Supplier Sales
Friday, April 22, 2016

Within many healthcare organizations, the supply chain department operates in a silo disengaged from frontline caregivers. In the case of McLeod Health, this led to $3.2 million a year in lost revenue as a result of not capturing product usage at the point of care. To address this issue, McLeod’s senior leadership assembled a multidisciplinary team comprising administration, clinical leaders, finance, information systems and procurement, to analyze supply chain processes, identify points of revenue leakage and put processes and systems in place to address them.

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Denise Odenkirk
Denise Odenkirk
Assistant Vice President – Sales
Sunday, March 13, 2016

In the olden days (think any time before 2010), the healthcare suppliers getting connected to the GHX exchange were pretty much medical-surgical manufacturers and distributors.  And while the supplier community connected to GHX, and the provider community as well, continued to grow, the products that were being purchased electronically through GHX tended to be those we classify as disposables and consumables.  Maybe it was just that healthcare needed a starting point to think about where and how to automate purchasing, and the area of a hospital most able to move toward e-procurement was the department formerly known as materials management.

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Bruce Johnson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Each year, Supply & Demand Chain Executive announces the winners of its “Pros to Know Awards,” which recognize the industry’s top supply chain professionals. GHX has a long history of having its executives featured on this prestigious list — and this year is no different. Steve Cochran, CTO at GHX, was selected for the 2016 award for his role as the “brains” behind the GHX technology vision and roadmap.

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Karen Conway
Karen Conway
Executive Director, Industry Relations
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Next week, nominations open for the 2016 GHXcellence Awards. The expanded array of awards reflect the evolving nature of supply chain and the role it plays in improving both costs and quality in healthcare. GHX still honors the Best 50 hospitals and healthcare systems for the work they are doing to automate processes and reduce costly exceptions. The value of automation and accuracy remains foundational and should never be taken for granted. After all, that alone led to GHX and its customers documenting more than $5 billion in savings in less than five years. Today, we continue to document savings, but now we are able to also take into account the addition of more mature supply chain practices, including those recognized in the expanded awards program.

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Paul Frank
Paul Frank
Product Management, Business Intelligence and Analytics
Thursday, January 21, 2016

There are three things a market-driven healthcare manufacturer absolutely needs in order to be effective at driving product strategy and growth. It goes without saying that these organizations have such foundational elements as a clearly stated vision, mission and strategy, as well as a healthy corporate culture which embodies collaboration, communication and trust. Once those elements are established, in 2016, the big three are the technology tools, processes, and drumroll, data!

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Bruce Johnson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Thursday, January 14, 2016

For the last few years, the team at GHX has made yearly predictions for the healthcare supply chain – often anticipating major trends, challenges and opportunities for the industry. And, most times, I’m proud to say we’ve been fairly accurate with those predictions! In 2016, we’re continuing that tradition with the release of our top five trends for the year

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Bruce Johnson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Monday, January 11, 2016

At GHX, like many of you, we’ve been engaged in weeks of strategic planning for 2016. The opportunities in front of us and for our customers are significant. But before I get to how I see 2016 evolving for the healthcare supply chain industry, I want to reflect on the past 12 months and the major themes, events and changes that moved the healthcare industry in 2015.

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Scott Kelley
Scott Kelley
Vice President of North American Sales and Marketing
Thursday, January 07, 2016

The 2015 Canadian Industry Stakeholder Meeting (October, 2015 in Mississauga, ON) brought together over 150 participants from supplier, provider, GPO and distributor organizations to share experiences and learn from one another.

Meeting topics focused on contract management, price alignment and performance measurement. Throughout the day, presenters from both provider and supplier organizations shared the tools and processes they use to effectively track these core business functions. Following the presentations, participants broke into smaller groups for further discussion.

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