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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Less than half of hospitals are using cloud technology for supply chain management, but by 2026, that figure is expected to increase to nearly 70 percent, according to a GHX survey.
Monday, September 18, 2023
Supply & Demand Chain Executive named Chrystie Leonard as a recipient of the 2023 Women in Supply Chain award, which honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network.
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
To drive operational efficiency, healthcare suppliers must get back to basics to break through the malaise and rebuild high-performing teams. This article overviews recommended strategies for tackling this work.
Friday, August 25, 2023
The pandemic has accelerated the movement of care beyond traditional settings into ASCs, clinics, outpatient surgery centers, home health services and Hospital-at-Home (HaH) programs. To accommodate, supply chain strategies must be adapted. Experts weigh in on the challenges faced by supply chain leaders and best practices.
Friday, August 25, 2023
By working with physician leaders, supply chain has the opportunity to broaden its focus beyond products and help align the parties on more strategic, system level objectives.
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
One fundamental aspect of bringing a new product to market is often overlooked by medical device manufacturers—the process of ensuring that the product effectively and efficiently gets into hospital inventory and supply chain systems.
Monday, July 24, 2023
This column offers a foundational understanding of what terms like ESG and sustainability mean, given that they, like so many others used in healthcare, are often defined differently by various stakeholders.
Friday, June 23, 2023
This article explores how well orthopedic surgeons and supply chain are strategically and tactically working together.
Friday, June 23, 2023

The Power of Positive Deviance

Healthcare Purchasing News
In this edition of Karen Conway's monthly column, she spotlights distributor Concordance and the organization's commitment to accelerating health equity, inclusive hiring and system-level supply chain visibility.
Monday, June 12, 2023
GHX announced a new strategic relationship with 360training that will give GHX Vendormate customers direct access to 360training’s online training, streamlining the credentialing process for healthcare industry representatives.
Friday, May 12, 2023
Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) honored the recipients of its 22nd annual GHXcellence Awards at the GHX Summit in Chicago. These awards recognize the provider and supplier organizations, and individuals that are elevating healthcare through outstanding problem solving, leadership, and support for patients and communities.
Friday, May 5, 2023

Winning with a Clinically Integrated Value Analysis Process

Healthcare Value Analysis & Utilization Management
Interview with Suzanne Smith, Solutions advisor, Lumber - A GHX Company, and Kerry Lepage, Clinical Nurse Leader and Director of Surgical Services at MaineHealth
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) may be two years shy of its quarter-century anniversary, but under President and CEO Tina Vatanka Murphy’s watch the company maintains ambitious plans for its future that extends well beyond its origin as an online exchange.
Monday, April 17, 2023
Today, Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pittsburgh, Penn.-based Prodigo Solutions, Inc. (Prodigo), a supply chain and data enablement technology company.
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Global Healthcare Exchange named 87 healthcare supplier and provider organizations to the 2022 GHX Millennium Club.
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Value analysis is not new; the concept has been around since World War II, when some General Electric engineers were forced to find alternatives for materials that they could no longer source.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
This year’s Pros to Know winners are leading the pack in terms of innovation, enhancement and providing problem-solving solutions to the supply chain.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
The Global Healthcare Exchange revealed March 14 its list of the top 50 supply chains among hospitals and health systems.
Friday, February 17, 2023
American health systems, hospitals and post-acute care providers are required to comply with hundreds of regulatory requirements. Facilitating this compliance comes with a high cost.
Monday, January 30, 2023
As surgical and interventional suites become even more advanced, the adoption of new technologies will also accelerate. Here are five things all smart ORs should have or do to optimize efficiency and patient outcomes.
Friday, January 27, 2023
Hospitals and health systems are looking toward the supply chain industry for solutions to mitigate the financial impact of the pandemic while facing a potential recession. As part of this journey, anticipate new levels of innovation and collaboration among all stakeholders.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
GHX ranks #18 on Healthcare Technology Report's Power 500 list of the "most innovative and impactful organizations" in the Healthcare Software category.
Thursday, January 19, 2023

High Reliability: What Healthcare Can Take From Aviation

Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
Indiana-based Parkview Health, a soon-to-be nine-hospital system with over 160 physician offices scattered throughout Indiana and Ohio, has been using concepts from the aviation industry to build its own culture of compliance, safety, and security.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Over the last two years, healthcare has seen increased adoption of solutions like cloud ERPs and electronic invoicing,” said Chris Luoma, Senior Vice President, Global Product Management, GHX.
Friday, January 6, 2023

New Ways To Close the Health Equities Gap

The cost of healthcare disparities has been long and deeply felt by patients and their families, but it wasn’t until the high rates of COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths among persons of color made headline news that the broader societal impacts of health disparities became more widely known. In response, health systems are prioritizing health equity and leveraging new tools and data to support their work.
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Patient Safety Predictions for 2023

Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
PSQH reached out to professionals throughout healthcare to get their predictions for what will happen in patient safety and healthcare quality in 2023.
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
BizWest has named the Top 50 Most Influential Business Leaders for 2023 including GHX CEO Tina Vatanka Murphy. The honorees were selected from throughout the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado after a public nomination and online voting process.
Sunday, January 1, 2023
Rural hospitals and health systems should turn toward digital health technologies, such as digital case support, as one measure to help reduce costs, recoup lost revenue and alleviate staff burnout.
Thursday, December 22, 2022
Moving to the cloud can be simplified when you build based on clean, accurate, and aggregated data. The three steps here are directed at healthcare providers, but the principles are equally applicable to enterprises in other fields.
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Today, approximately 30% of the world’s data volume is generated by the health care industry. And as staggering as this sounds, it’s estimated that the annual growth rate for health care data will reach 36% by 2025, outpacing the manufacturing, financial services, and media and entertainment industries. The challenge in front of health care executives and administrators is how to use this data and practice data transparency to improve the operational and financial performance of the industry, while maintaining the highest level of care for the populations it serves.
Friday, December 9, 2022
For many hospitals and health systems, it’s been another challenging year. Increases in patient volume and modest revenue gains haven’t been enough to offset the impact of labor shortages and an inflation rate that reached a historic high in June. A recent Kaufman Hall report found most healthcare organizations had negative operating margins for the first half of 2022 due in large part to historically high expenses.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Nursing home administrations and human resources must remain vigilant on background checks for prospective staff even amid record turnover, a recent case in South Carolina demonstrates.
Thursday, October 20, 2022
A technology that holds much promise is digital case support, which allows physicians to observe new procedures remotely and enhance their overall training experience.
Sunday, September 25, 2022
96% of healthcare organizations are expected to move to the cloud by 2024, according to Accenture. But GHX has found there are five often overlooked areas that can negatively impact the success of cloud ERP migrations.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
To optimally prepare to handle future crises for minimal impact on supply chain operations, how do you order the equation of people, process and technology? Supply chain experts among providers, suppliers and technology companies offer varying perspectives.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Based on data released by GHX, hospitals are continuing to weather a surging and unrelenting storm, as inventory carrying costs continue to skyrocket. Between 2020 and 2022, there has been a 27% increase in inventory value.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Changes at the Top for GHX

Healthcare Purchasing News
GHX has announced that Bruce Johnson will transition from his role as president and Chief Executive Officer to Executive Chairman of the Board and Tina Vatanka Murphy, division president, Value Based Care, has been appointed as the company’s next president and CEO, effective January 1, 2023.
Thursday, September 15, 2022
In its third annual "Women in Supply Chain" award, Supply & Demand Chain Executive celebrates female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels the supply chain industry. Karen Conway, GHX Vice President of Healthcare Value, is among this year's award recipients.
Thursday, September 1, 2022
The supply chain is an often-overlooked area that can accelerate profitability after an acquisition. This is because the cornerstone of any successful organization, especially in a merger or acquisition, is the ability to continue to provide customers what they need, when they need it.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Bayhealth has relied on its ERP system for a couple of years now to enable the health system to break down the silos between key departments—finance, supply chain, and human resources, to name a few—as well as between the clinical and business side of the institution.
Monday, August 8, 2022
GHX Lumere announced the launch of its consulting service to support healthcare providers that want to optimize savings and reduce clinical variation. This premium service combines clinical expertise, data, evidence and technology to help hospitals and health systems improve supply chain performance.
Friday, August 5, 2022
Historically, vendor credentialing and visitor management programs have been somewhat of an afterthought in the long-term care industry. But there are several timely factors that make a visitor and vendor management program particularly critical for long-term care facilities.
Thursday, August 4, 2022
GHX is ranked #19 on the Top Health Technology Companies of 2022 by Healthcare Technology Report.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
The average health system uses 20-30 supply chain platforms/apps throughout their entire business, and COVID really tested each facility’s limits. Since the start of the pandemic, healthcare executives have committed to bringing greater levels of automation and digitization to better build resilient, agile operations that can withstand disruptions.
Monday, July 25, 2022
The Professional Women in Healthcare® (PWH®) organization celebrated its fourth annual PWH® Leadership Summit in Westminster, Colorado, May 16-18, 2022. Tina Murphy, Division President, Value Based Care at GHX was among its speakers.
Friday, July 22, 2022
The integration of equipment and automated tools has resulted in a digitally-enhanced OR that melds the smarts of doctors and nurses with the intelligence of modern technologies. Simply said, a smart OR equates to better services, and enables optimization across the board.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
When the pandemic first began, there was an overwhelming demand of goods from all industries, and that caused the supply chain to bend – not break — under pressure for the first time in recent memory. However, the healthcare industry cannot afford to lose any momentum in times of crisis.
Friday, July 15, 2022
Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) today shared business highlights from its Cloud portfolio during the first half of the company’s 2022 fiscal year (ended June 30).
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
During a June Becker's Hospital Review webinar sponsored by GHX Lumere, Bonnie Lai, PhD, general manager of Lumere, moderated a panel discussion with four experts who offered best practices for successful supply chain leadership transitions.
Sunday, July 3, 2022
While healthcare was already operating with razor thin margins before the pandemic, organizations continue to face mounting financial challenges due to rising costs, declining reimbursements, employee burnout and labor shortages. If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that we cannot face these challenges – and more importantly, address them – by working independently.
Monday, June 27, 2022
Summer is finally here. Whether you’re working on a tan, hiking the Rockies, or whitewater rafting down the Colorado River, it might also be a good time to catch up on the movers and shakers in your local tech scene — and Built In Colorado has curated 18 noteworthy...
Friday, June 24, 2022
The idea of providing hospital-level acute care in a patient’s home is not new. It was first piloted in 1996 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, which later trademarked the term “Hospital at Home.” What is new is...
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Innovation is the name of the game for this past year’s projects in the supply chain as the industry looks to overcome the obstacles that keep coming. While many of these problems were already headed our way, the pandemic...
Friday, June 17, 2022
Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) Vendormate announced that it is launching GHX Vaccine Manager, a new digital solution to help healthcare organizations capture, review and report vaccination information. Leveraging the same tools, expertise and...
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Step into any hospital or healthcare facility and you’ll be surrounded not only by clinical, administrative, and operational staff, but also by patients, visitors, and vendor representatives. With so many people traversing the...
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Single-use endoscopes are an alternative to traditional reusable devices that come without many of the drawbacks of the reusable devices. Against this backdrop, healthcare organizations are weighing...
Friday, June 3, 2022
February 2020 saw the first confirmed death of a United States citizen from COVID-19. Over two years later, the pandemic has kept hospital safety at the forefront of public consciousness. As health systems...
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

A healthcare facility badging primer: How to improve vendor credentialing compliance

Compliance Today, a publication of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the healthcare landscape, resulting in the need for more comprehensive safety and security programs...
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
All the signs point to a bright and expansive future for hospital-at-home programs, which have been growing steadily since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) created the...
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Duke Documents the Value of UDI

Healthcare Purchasing News
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration UDI rule was first published in 2013, the agency listed numerous benefits from the use of unique device identifiers (UDIs) to identify...
Thursday, May 19, 2022
A new survey conducted by Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) found that senior healthcare leaders in the U.S. are most concerned about staff burnout and labor shortages when it comes to...
Monday, May 16, 2022
How improving supply chain workflow for nurses can benefit health systems & patients
Friday, May 6, 2022
Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) announces that its Vendormate Kiosk has been selected as the “Compliance Management Innovation” winner by the...
Monday, May 2, 2022
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry was undergoing significant changes.
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Becker's Healthcare is pleased to release the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2022" list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that...
Thursday, April 21, 2022
As many healthcare services continue to expand and migrate outside of the hospital setting with the momentum accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and their product and service suppliers face challenges on how to cope with...
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
There is a lot to love about Colorado: outdoor recreation, sky-high mountain vistas, and — of course — the popping tech scene. At ground level, there are tech success stories...
Thursday, April 14, 2022
The disproportional threat of workplace violence in the healthcare environment has been among the most discussed and analyzed topics in the security industry for more than a decade. There are, of course, myriad issues that contribute to...
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
A survey by Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) found that nearly three in five Americas (60 percent) are concerned about the safety and security of loved ones in a hospital or medical facility. With incidents of workplace violence in hospitals and other healthcare facilities on the rise, the survey also reveals...
Friday, April 8, 2022
Global Healthcare Exchange named 78 healthcare provider and supplier organizations to the 2021 GHX Millennium Club, which honors organizations that achieved the highest levels of automation. Millennium Club honorees generated at least 1 million...