GHX and UAB Health System to Discuss Leveraging the Healthcare Supply Chain to Achieve Value-Based Purchasing Goals at HFMA’s National Institute

Louisville, CO — Monday, June 17, 2013

The country’s current fiscal path is accelerating the change required to transform healthcare into a sustainable industry. Progressive, forward-thinking healthcare trading partners are looking to the supply chain to not only alleviate growing financial strain, but also to act as a tool to help deliver value.

Karen Conway, executive director of industry relations at GHX, will join Mary Beth Briscoe, chief financial officer (CFO) at University of Alabama (UAB) Health System, to discuss how supply chain data can help support value-based purchasing objectives at the HFMA National Institute, June 16-19, in Orlando, Fla. Conway and Briscoe will share best practices for financial executives to use to transform their organizations’supply chains from necessary expenses into key components in delivering value.    

The session will enable attendees to identify supply chain data to help with value-based purchasing requirements;assess technology to collect and analyze data and determine cost and quality drivers;and streamline processes to document supply usage for multiple purposes, including patient billing and reimbursement, supply chain operations and electronic medical records (EMRs).

WHEN:   Using Supply Chain Data to Achieve Value-Based Purchasing Objectives
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. ET
WHERE:   HFMA 2013 National Institute
June 16-19, 2013
Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, Fla.

About GHX
Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) is driving costs out of healthcare by transforming the healthcare supply chain. Working with providers and suppliers, GHX is accelerating change by providing a faster, more efficient and collaborative supply chain that will take billions of dollars out of the cost of healthcare. For more information, visit and The Healthcare Hub.