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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...
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Supply & Demand Chain Executive reveals the winners of the 2022 Pros to Know award, which recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for...
Friday, March 25, 2022

On Point, On Record for Closing the Loop

Healthcare Purchasing News
Supply Chain consistently strives to control costs and expenses as much as possible, based in part on C-suite demands for the department’s functionality and role. One over-arching way to accomplish that is to know the organization’s total costs through...
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Many people are apprehensive when it comes to software and technology due in part to the fear of technology replacing human workers. But in healthcare facilities, new technologies allow facility managers and technicians to...
Monday, March 21, 2022
When I tried to reach Shelu Bhandari to talk about her work as senior director of supply chain at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the call went straight to voicemail. Five minutes later, she called back with an explanation. A medical supply company had just...
Sunday, March 20, 2022
It’s no secret that healthcare organizations are under immense pressure as operating margins decline, budgets shrink and staff struggle with fatigue and burnout. To help address these challenges, many are taking a closer look at where and how they can...
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
It is no secret that the future of facilities management will adapt to new technologies. However, when the COVID-19 pandemic first began in 2020, many organizations had to shift their operations in order to keep their...
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Explorer Surgical, a GHX company, announced today that it has expanded its presence in the pediatric orthopedic medical device space after bringing on Pega Medical as a customer. Founded in 1996, Pega Medical specializes in...
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

How to Gain Patient Trust with New Technology

Healthcare Facilities Today
Change is hard for many people. When new technology is introduced to organizations, it can disrupt an entire industry, and not always in a good way. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are using emerging software and technology to increase the quality...
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Global Health Exchange released its annual list of the 50 best healthcare supply chains in North America. The 2021 list recognizes hospitals and health systems that demonstrated...
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and healthcare facilities have implemented software and technology within their operations. Proving to be an essential tool to these facilities...
Monday, February 28, 2022
What You Should Know: Today GHX announced its acquisition of Syft, a leading provider of AI-enhanced inventory control and end-to-end supply chain management software and services. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of GHX, Syft joins GHX’s value-based care division’s growing portfolio of solutions that help modernize the supply chain.
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
As we pass the two-year mark and more than 900,000 deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19, I pause to reflect on what the pandemic has taught us. Amidst the heartache and hardships, we have gained a much deeper appreciation for...
Friday, January 21, 2022
Like any decent recipe where the slightest ingredient deviation in amount/measurement or type can change the taste of the end product, so goes the accuracy and integrity of an organization’s revenue stream with the inclusion of erroneous or missing...
Thursday, January 20, 2022
As credentialing compliance evolves, the need to create a framework-based program is even more critical. By using a five-part framework, the performance and safety of the hospital system can be improved. The credentialing program is a component of the overall...
Saturday, January 8, 2022
For our look ahead at medtech in 2022, we've gathered some insights from across the medical device and healthcare industries. Read on for perspectives about 2021 and expectations for 2022, and...
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
The 2022 Best Places to Work lists are here! Explore the latest rankings of Colorado's top tech employers to discover the best large companies to work for in Colorado.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
The 2022 Best Places to Work lists are here! Explore the latest rankings of Colorado's top tech employers to discover the companies with the best benefits in Colorado.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians were attuned to the operational and financial challenges faced by most hospitals and healthcare systems. They just weren’t...
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
In this podcast, Trisha Smith, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, GHX VendorMate discusses various checks and balances to minimize risk in working with a new vendor.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
While some healthcare providers continue to face supply chain disruptions, today’s organizations feel better equipped to anticipate and manage ongoing supply challenges than they did at the pandemic’s outset. The reprieve from daily chaos has allowed...
Thursday, December 2, 2021
After massive disruptions from a variety of sources, including a global pandemic, natural disasters and even blocked shipping canals, the dust is starting to settle in terms of what is likely to be long-term in the orthopedic manufacturer-to-hospital supply chains and what may have been...
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Building a More Resilient Healthcare Supply Chain

CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
As we look to 2022, with the knowledge gained after nearly two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear healthcare providers are actively applying lessons learned to build more resilient supply chains. Here are four ways they’re working toward...
Monday, November 15, 2021
Have you ever marveled at how Netflix seems to know what you want to watch, when you want to watch it, and sets expectations with a high percentage of likelihood that you'll enjoy their recommendation? What if we could apply...
Thursday, November 11, 2021
COVID-19 has increased the need for enhanced compliance and safety across healthcare providers, yet GHX data from a 2020 survey shows most hospital and healthcare systems regularly fail to...
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Dr. Jennifer Williams, Director of Market Development & Education, Credentialing for GHX’s Vendormate reports in this podcast that the pandemic has had a broad and bold impact on credentialing, much of it overdo. In the past not everyone walking around a healthcare facility was adequately...
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for remote learning in the healthcare sector. Global medtech firm Medtronic recently launched ILLUMISITE, an imaging tool that helps clinicians...
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
When David Peck arrived at Houston Methodist in 2018, there was no centralized purchasing. Each entity of the health system purchased its own goods. Peck, vice president of supply chain management, centralized all purchasing at the...
Thursday, October 14, 2021
On Thursday, Louisville, Colorado-based healthcare company Global Health Exchange announced its acquisition of Chicago-based Explorer Surgical. Exact financial terms of the deal were not announced, and Explorer Surgical’s operations will remain in...
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Global Healthcare Exchange announced today that it acquired Explorer Surgical, which will operate as its wholly-owned subsidiary. Chicago-based Explorer Surgical creates digital procedure playbooks and performance tracking tools while offering...
Friday, October 8, 2021
Healthcare supply chains have been stressed and stretched during the COVID-19 pandemic, but thanks to collaboration and agility, they have continued to provide much needed lifelines throughout the crisis. Vulnerabilities have surfaced throughout supply chains, however, with even...
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Monday, October 4, 2021
When most people think of workplace health and safety, issues like ensuring construction workers wear proper protective equipment or forklift engineers are certified to safely operate machinery come to mind. In the healthcare industry, however, compliance has taken on a new...
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

UDIs in Recalls and Beyond

Healthcare Purchasing News
I have been researching and writing about the value of unique device identifiers (UDI) for nearly 15 years, but it really all comes down to this: Call the same thing the same thing regardless of what you are doing with the thing...
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
As hospitals and healthcare organizations continue to grapple with the ongoing pandemic, their supply chain future vision focuses more on palpable and realistic options than on some of the manufacturing and retail technology that has turned heads and gained...
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
“During the peak of the pandemic, we worked diligently to improve our analytics to broaden the visibility into the inventory contained within a hospital or health system. One of our customers, a large health system on the East coast, implemented our system to...
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
More than 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Boulder Valley’s health care community is feeling the strain of long hours, supply-chain disruptions, workforce shortages, destructive political discourse and a wave of patients seeking treatment for ailments they’d...
Thursday, September 16, 2021
The trend: As hospital systems aim to reduce their carbon emissions and other pollutants, they’re pushing manufacturers, distributors and other suppliers to adopt more aggressive environmental goals. Last year...
Thursday, September 16, 2021
It has been a tough year and half for the supply chain, as disruptions in the industry continue to come in waves, forcing many companies to step up in ways never seen before. To keep things moving, great leaders of the supply chain tapped into their ingenuity to bridge the many gaps that...
Friday, September 10, 2021
Over the past year, the supply chain has emerged into the public spotlight. From the dire need for PPE to consumers stockpiling paper goods and cleaning supplies and the ripple effects of the container ship Ever Green getting stuck in the Suez Canal, the supply chain continues...
Thursday, September 9, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic compressed a decade of healthcare transformation into mere months. Healthcare leaders have been challenged with rethinking every aspect of the business, from how care is delivered to planning for the workforce needs of the future. At the same time, consumers continue...
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
The coronavirus has pandemic exposed the true costs, human and otherwise, of health-care disparities, as low-income and minority populations have suffered disproportionately. Blacks, Native Americans and Hispanics were...
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
GHX is a healthcare business and data automation company, empowering healthcare organizations to enable better patient care and maximize industry savings using our world class cloud-based supply chain technology...
Thursday, August 26, 2021
The past 18 months have been challenging for people around the world, but perhaps none more so than healthcare administrators, clinicians, executives, staff members and workers. What impact has the pandemic had on...
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
The consumerization of technology has led us to expect accurate, targeted information at the touch of a button. We can quickly run a Google search for obscure facts and trust AI-based chatbots to...
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Expression Networks, a leading provider of complete technology solutions to the Department of Defense, and Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), operator of the healthcare industry’s largest cloud-based trading network that connects those who...
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Let’s consider the facts. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), across the U.S., hospitalization rates due to Covid-19 for non-Hispanic Blacks and American Indians, as well as Hispanics and Latinos, was approximately 5 times higher than...
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and their staff have worked diligently to implement policies issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state and local governments. The measures put in...
Monday, July 26, 2021

Bringing Supplier Diversity Home

Healthcare Purchasing News
The events of 2020, from the pandemic to the “Black Lives Matter” movement, sharpened our focus on issues of health equity and racial disparities. And once again, supply chain leaders are going above and beyond more traditional approaches to address...
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Scott Kelley is the Senior Vice President of Sales, Customer Success, and Revenue Operations at Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), a privately held software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that’s helping to reduce the cost of...
Monday, July 12, 2021

Why Pandemic-Initiated Safety Protocols Are Here To Stay

Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare (PSQH)
The pandemic drove healthcare providers and vendors to take an even closer look at facility entrances: who enters a facility, how they come in, and how they leave. On a typical, pre-pandemic day, vendors would plan a...
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) (Louisville, CO) announced its Vendormate Kiosk now features expanded Visitor Management capabilities delivered via a software upgrade. The Vendormate Kiosk is a comprehensive...
Thursday, June 24, 2021
In January, as many parts of the country still battled surges in COVID-19 cases, the new hospital Price Transparency regulations went into effect with little fanfare. Since then, the conversations and coverage have centered around...
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Less than one-fourth of hospitals were fully compliant with federal price transparency regulations in early 2021, according to new data. A study by University of Minnesota School of Public Health faculty found that...
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Lux Capital is one of the original "frontier" tech venture firms, investing in startups that leverage colliding scientific advancements to create new categories. And now it's got a lot more money in the bank, so it seemed like a good time to...
Thursday, June 3, 2021
GHX, a healthcare supply chain leader announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to receive a strategic investment from private equity firm Warburg Pincus. As part of this transaction...
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Automation and the Future of Healthcare Invoicing

Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Even before the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic hit the United States, a significant number of healthcare organizations were struggling with time-consuming and costly payment processes. Data shows it costs as much as...
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
The healthcare industry has been slow to adopt cloud technology, finding comfort in the perceived safety, reliability and control of an on-premise system. However, over the last few years, many providers have started to...
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) announced the recipients of its 20th annual GHXcellence Awards at this year’s virtual GHX Summit LIVE event. GHX reinvented the awards program this year...
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic heightened the world’s awareness of the strategic importance of the healthcare supply chain, perhaps more than any other event in history. Now, as hospital shelves...
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) (Louisville, CO) announced today the 63 healthcare provider and supplier organizations named to the 2020...
Friday, May 7, 2021
The vision of what broad adoption of global data standards could do for improving the efficacy of our healthcare system isn’t new, nor are efforts to achieve it.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) released details of its 2021 GHX Summit 365, a year-round virtual learning event kicks off in May in place of...
Monday, May 3, 2021
Leading supply chain providers offer advice on how to transition your business’ processes from manual to automated for freight, healthcare, warehouse and dangerous goods sectors.
Monday, April 26, 2021
In 2017, the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM) launched its Clinically Integrated Supply Chain (CISC) Task Force, under the direction of...
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Global Healthcare Exchange introduced its new Vendormate Kiosk, an integrated mobile app and kiosk solution that overlays infection control with credentialing requirements to allow for improved facility safety and security, according to a press release. This helps organizations solve the credentialing challenges brought on by COVID-19 and prepare for future compliance and infection control protocols.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Global Health Exchange released its annual list of the 50 best healthcare supply chains in North America April 14. This year, GHX is honoring 51 hospitals and health systems due to...
Monday, April 5, 2021
Even as brighter days appear to lie ahead for healthcare providers, COVID-19 continues to strain our healthcare system. Postponements of elective procedures, as well as a steep decline in the volume of emergency department and urgent care visits, caused revenue deficits for the majority of hospitals and health systems in the U.S.
Monday, April 5, 2021
A year after the US declared COVID-19 a public health emergency, the healthcare supply chain is still struggling to meet increased demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies, according to a new...
Thursday, April 1, 2021
There’s an old adage that every challenge is merely an opportunity in disguise. COVID-19 highlighted the healthcare industry’s ongoing challenge with producing clean, standardized data. As the industry looks to...
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) (Louisville, CO) announced that its North American Customer Support team has achieved certification under the prestigious...
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Controlling variation in costs for surgical procedures presents one of the greatest financial opportunities for hospitals and health systems today. Looking at supply costs is a good place...
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

From Standard Practices to Value Delivered

Healthcare Purchasing News
For those of you who have read this column regularly, you may have noticed the new name – Value. Delivered. If you are worried that the...
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
As approved COVID-19 vaccines roll off production lines, and millions of Americans roll up their sleeves, we are witnessing a modern-day miracle. The development and approval of...
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
It would be a disservice to all frontline workers to just say that “2020 is one for the books.” Well, sure, it is, but those working behind the scenes may...
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Around two-thirds of the country's largest hospitals are not complying with the new price transparency regulations, a new study found...
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Steve Jackson has been named General Manager, Exchange Services, GHX. Jackson will focus on co-designing solutions with providers and suppliers that lower the total cost of...
Monday, March 1, 2021
Global adoption of robotics technology has exploded in healthcare institutions, promising a less invasive and more precise means of conducting procedures. Although hospitals command the largest share of this market, analysts predict...
Thursday, February 25, 2021
The approval and distribution of multiple COVID-19 vaccines has created hope, disappointment and confusion. The hope is real; with an increasing percentage of the population vaccinated, we are moving closer to...
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
By the time COVID-19 arrived in the United States, global supply chains were already buckling under a historic level of demand. For most individuals, the pandemic has been...
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
In interviews with nearly 100 providers, GHX/Vendormate found that nearly 88% believe compliance controls will increase, and almost 76% expect all reps or a combination of on/offsite reps will be credentialed...
Friday, January 22, 2021
Just as the definition and parameters of value vary from person to person, organization to organization, so goes the definition and parameters of...
Friday, January 22, 2021
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was promoting the importance of the still unpublished UDI rule, the underlying value proposition was visibility. The rule requires manufacturers to...
Friday, January 15, 2021
COVID-19 illuminated the harsh consequences of the healthcare industry’s slow embrace of technology to enable data-driven decisions. As a record number of...
Sunday, January 10, 2021

No Joke: Stand-up Act Aids Engineering Alum in Role as GHX CEO

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING | THE PULSE
“I was working in Cedar Rapids (Iowa) on time with two other comedians,” recalled Bruce Johnson, president and CEO of Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX). “There were three…”
Friday, January 8, 2021
The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) underscored the supply chain’s importance in driving healthcare’s digital transformation. In theory, the supply chain is the repository for a treasure trove of data on products, including...
Friday, January 8, 2021
The challenges faced by the healthcare industry during 2020 have been well documented. One of the universally accepted lessons is that the industry’s inability to...
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Never has the adage “hindsight is 20/20” rung so true. As we look back on the past year, it’s paramount that we learn from our mistakes and share best practices. In fact, the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), an alliance of leaders from all sectors of...
Monday, December 21, 2020

Vaccine Safety

Healthcare Purchasing News
President Franklin D. Roosevelt described Dec. 7, 1941, to an emergency Joint Session of Congress as “a date which will live on in infamy” following the horrendous attack on Pearl Harbor. Seventy-nine years and one day later...
Friday, December 11, 2020
Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) announced the promotion of Chris Batson to chief financial officer, effective January 1, 2021. Batson, who has served since...
Monday, November 23, 2020
Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) (Louisville, CO) has announced its top five predictions for the healthcare supply chain during...