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Wednesday, February 7, 2024
The healthcare industry's digital transformation will have a profound impact on the supply chain in 2024. Adoption of modern technologies, such as cloud computing, will lead to increased automation and efficiency.
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

An Ounce of Prevention

Facility Management Journal
Accrediting organizations such as CMS and OSHA have intensified their focus on the safety and security of healthcare facilities as incidents of violence continue to rise. Facility managers must work in collaboration with compliance teams and others to address new regulations.
Tuesday, January 9, 2024
The article shares five essential steps to help successfully embark on the journey to AI adoption.
Tuesday, January 9, 2024
AI and automation will buttress supply chain expertise to aid healthcare’s digital transformation, supporting emerging trends such as hospital-at-home.
Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Healthcare Purchasing News reached out to several healthcare leaders to gauge their thoughts on AI's role in supply chain operations.
Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Patient Safety Predictions for 2024

Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
Healthcare experts share predictions for what will happen in patient safety and healthcare quality in 2024.
Friday, December 15, 2023
The rise of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) offers a new way for the industry to provide cost-effective, high-quality care to patients, but ASCs must build a clinically integrated enterprise through automation for long-term success.
Sunday, December 3, 2023

The ABCs Of ASC Success

Healthcare Business Today
There are a few foundational steps ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) can take now to build a truly clinically integrated enterprise that will help them save costs and reduce variation – all without sacrificing the quality of care they offer.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
A round-up of exemplary customer service examples from healthcare manufacturers, distributors and various technology partners that includes GHX.
Monday, November 27, 2023
To reduce the complexity and realize significant cost savings, healthcare must prioritize automating implant orders, ensuring the right products reach the right patients at the right time.
Friday, November 24, 2023
Despite the cloud's benefits, some healthcare organizations have delayed or modified their migration timelines due to various challenges. GHX's Chief Technology Officer discusses why a sound data strategy is crucial to overcoming these challenges.
Friday, October 6, 2023

GHX and AHVAP Share Results from New Survey

Healthcare Purchasing News
GHX and the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) share the results of an industry-wide survey designed to analyze the current state of healthcare value analysis (HVA) and how these programs are functioning in a post-pandemic era, revealing a range of complex challenges and opportunities.
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Healthcare supply chain ordering has become largely automated, except for implant ordering which continues to rely on manual processes. Recently, a group of industry leaders collaborated to identify potential strategies and solutions to automate implant ordering.
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

ELECTRONIC HEALTH REPORTER
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.