2014 News Releases

Nov 20 2014

Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Atlanta-based Vendormate, a privately held company that specializes in vendor relationship management solutions for healthcare providers and suppliers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Vendormate solutions help healthcare providers better manage the process of who…

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Nov 06 2014

Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), a leader in supply chain solutions, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Atlanta-based Vendormate, the leader in vendor relationship management software. Vendormate's solutions add vendor credentialing capabilities to the GHX supply chain portfolio delivering even greater supply chain visibility for healthcare…

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Oct 08 2014

GHX today announced the GHX Summit Series, a new healthcare industry educational program based on its annual GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, the largest event for healthcare supply chain leaders including providers, manufacturers, distributors and group purchasing organizations. The GHX Summit Series takes the five most popular and highest-rated sessions…

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Sep 23 2014

One day before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) deadline for medical device companies to submit Class III product data to the FDA's Production Global UDI Database (GUDID), GHX announced that in August its UDI solution and services practice successfully submitted UDI data attributes in the required Health Level…

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Sep 17 2014

GHX today announced GHX CompassSM, a new online tool to help North American hospitals and healthcare suppliers gain greater visibility into key performance indicators (KPIs) for greater supply chain automation, savings and efficiencies.

At a time when the healthcare industry is facing tremendous pressure to lower costs while improving patient…

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Aug 26 2014

GHX and its supplier and provider customers have successfully accomplished an important goal set nearly five years ago – to secure $5 billion in supply chain savings for the North American healthcare market1. This milestone, delivered more than four months ahead of schedule, marks the achievement of the company's "5-in-5"goal,…

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Aug 04 2014

Faced with significant medical supply costs and shrinking reimbursements, healthcare providers need to reduce their supply chain expenses immediately—and GHX is providing a list of what it recommends as the top 10 ways to do it. The healthcare supply chain company released its list at the AHRMM14 Conference and Exhibition…

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Jul 30 2014

While the U.S. FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule is a key focus for medical device suppliers, hospitals also have an opportunity to capitalize on the ruling for a wide range of benefits, including better patient safety and more efficient supply chain operations. Attendees of the AHRMM14 Conference and Exhibition,…

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Jul 14 2014

The compliance deadline for high-risk Class III devices as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Global Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule is September 24, 2014. The FDA’s UDI rule aims to dramatically reduce the instances of patient injury and death that result from the misidentification of medical…

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Jul 14 2014

The compliance deadline for high-risk Class III devices as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Global Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule is September 24, 2014. The FDA’s UDI rule aims to dramatically reduce the instances of patient injury and death that result from the misidentification of medical…

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Jun 03 2014

Attendees of the 2014 Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition, June 10-13, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas, will have the opportunity to hear from GHX and its customers on how they are working together to improve contract collaboration and data synchronization to drive out costs and improve efficiencies in the…

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May 22 2014

A collaborative effort between Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and GHX to drive supply chain savings through improved master data management, greater business process automation and increased contract compliance has been chosen by Supply &Demand Chain Executive as one of its 2014 100 Great Supply Chain Projects. The award…

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May 06 2014

GHX today announced the winners of its 14th Annual GHXcellence Awards, honoring supply chain leaders that are driving significant savings and efficiency for their organizations, their trading partners and the healthcare industry through automation and best practices. The winners were honored today at the 2014 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit…

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May 06 2014

GHX today announced it has partnered with PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) to offer a solution to help medical-surgical manufacturers meet both commercial and regulatory compliance needs, including the submission requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule.

The FDA’s UDI rule aims to dramatically…

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Apr 29 2014

he 2014 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit will provide a wide variety of programs focused on how healthcare can collectively accelerate value from unique device identification (UDI) and other global data standards. Realizing the potential value from these standard identifiers will require coordinated efforts by industry participants, including manufacturers, distributors,…

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Apr 28 2014

Leica Biosystems, a global leader in anatomic pathology workflow solutions and automation, today announced it joined the GHX electronic trading exchange for U.S. customers. In addition, Leica has also implemented the GHX eInvoicing solution, which helps streamline the procure-to-pay process and drive down business costs for its customers through supply…

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Apr 14 2014

It’s been nearly one year since GHX announced the healthcare industry’s first solution for the Implantable Device Supply Chain (IDSC). At this year’s GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit (May 5 - 7 in Philadelphia), GHX will showcase IDSC success stories while offering providers and suppliers access to organizations already working…

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Apr 08 2014

GHX, a software-as-a-service company offering supply chain automation solutions for healthcare, and QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions and services, have successfully completed their first integration of a QAD ERP system user to the GHX electronic trading exchange, paving the way for other QAD…

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Mar 31 2014

The healthcare industry is facing unprecedented challenges, including declining reimbursements, consolidation among provider organizations, and pressure to deliver higher quality care at a lower cost. While there is temptation to try to “patch up”the wrongs in the healthcare system and proceed with business as usual, nothing short of a fundamental…

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Mar 26 2014

Voting is open for three categories of GHXcellence awards, including the Leadership Award and Industry Impact Awards for both provider and supplier organizations. These awards recognize individuals and organizations that are leading healthcare in creating new supply chain best practices and driving automation and efficiency, while enabling significant savings for…

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Mar 17 2014

For their work in improving operational performance and driving down costs through supply chain automation, 50 healthcare provider organizations will receive 2013 GHX “Best 50”Customer Awards. The recipients will be honored at the 2014 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, which takes place May 5-7, 2014, in Philadelphia.

To select the…

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Mar 11 2014

Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, has completed its acquisition of Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX), a provider of connected, intelligent healthcare supply chains.

“GHX is one of the most significant companies in healthcare today because of its focus on enabling better patient care and billions in…

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Mar 04 2014

Despite the fact the healthcare industry is fueled by scientific advancement, too many hospitals find themselves stalled at a crossroads, struggling to embrace business-focused technologies and best practices that will allow them to flourish in the decades to come. This is the troubling picture painted by results of a new…

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Feb 25 2014

Nominations are now open for three key GHXcellence awards, recognizing outstanding progress and leadership in advancing the healthcare supply chain. Nominations can now be submitted for:

  • The GHXcellence Industry Impact Award is designed to recognize one provider and one supplier organization that have had the greatest impact on the healthcare…
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Feb 24 2014

The editors of Supply &Demand Chain Executive magazine have chosen Rachel Hall, vice president of product management for GHX, as a 2014 "Provider Pro to Know"for her work in driving the development of end-to-end supply chain solutions that enable the healthcare industry to truly eliminate costs rather than shifting them…

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Feb 13 2014

As hospitals and healthcare organizations put processes and systems into place to support Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions, including meaningful use of electronic health records, adverse event reporting and comparative effectiveness research, it has become clear that the supply chain contains the necessary data to fuel all of…

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Feb 05 2014

Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, and Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX), a privately-held provider of connected, intelligent healthcare supply chains, have entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of GHX by an affiliate of Thoma Bravo. Financial details were not disclosed. The current GHX senior…

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Feb 04 2014

One of the largest drivers of unnecessary costs in healthcare is manual labor, which includes managing the thousands of product price changes that occur daily. As healthcare manufacturers and distributors seek to reduce costs and improve efficiencies, they can leverage the new GHX Single Channel 845 solution to automate the…

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Feb 03 2014

Recognizing that master data management is critical to driving out costs and waste in the healthcare supply chain, Prime Healthcare Services, a hospital management company that operates 25 acute care hospitals in California, Kansas, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Texas, has chosen to implement the GHX NuViaSM Content Management Solution.…

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Jan 22 2014

The first deadline for manufacturers to comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule is just over eight months away. Today, GHX announces it will offer an industry solution that enables manufacturers to publish data to the FDA’s Global UDI Database (GUDID) through a…

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Jan 08 2014

Order Intelligence from GHX is making a significant value impact for healthcare’s suppliers a year after being deployed across the industry. Suppliers using the solution are reporting hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings and avoided costs as a result of the Order Intelligence tool’s ability to improve the accuracy…

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Jan 07 2014

GHX and its supplier and provider customers have surpassed $4 billion in supply chain savings for the North American healthcare market. This is a major milestone in the company’s “5-in-5”goal, which aims to take $5 billion out of the cost of healthcare during the five year program, ending December 31,…

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