GHX expands into Portugal

GHX expands into Portugal


GHX are pleased to announce that they have further expanded their European operations and are now providing EDI (electronic data interchange) capabilities in Portugal.

EDI enables hospitals and their suppliers to convert data such as orders, delivery notes, bills, and article catalogues from their in-house ERP (enterprise resource planning) system into structured, standardised data which it can relay electronically, literally in seconds. 

Partnering with Saphety, a procure-to-pay solution provider, GHX continues to cement its place as both the leading and largest European and global healthcare network by a single connection. GHX already provided document conversion services in Portugal, and now the addition of a new EDI capable provider network has added further value for customers. By facilitating the community enablement process as well as offering its value-added services, GHX have effectively 'opened the doors' to an impressive network in the Portuguese healthcare market.

With this connection GHX adds Portuguese integrated hospitals to the network. The benefits of this system include:

> Easily connects with new trading partners

> Reduces errors and discrepancy rate

> Quickly and easily manages orders

> Improves visibility and control

> Speeds up ordering and processing time

> Increases business agility by giving a means to quickly enter new markets and territories


Pete Nelson, VP Product Management, comments, "Our partnership in Portugal means that the healthcare industry continues to optimise their business more efficiently and effectively, and the increased opportunities for hospitals and businesses alike is a real benefit.  GHX will certainly prove its business value by lowering costs, improving speed, accuracy and efficiency. But perhaps the greatest benefit will often come at the strategic level."