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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...
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...