GHX Sessions at Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference Focus on Best Practice Sharing and Healthcare Contract Collaboration

Attendees invited to learn about Collaboration Portal, which enables providers, manufacturers, distributors and GPOs to work together throughout the contract and price implementation process
Louisville, CO - Tuesday, June 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 healthcare supply chain.

In 2013, Premier selected the GHX Collaboration Portal solution, a single industry platform that enables manufacturers and distributors to optimize how they execute providers’group purchasing organization (GPO) contracts, thereby increasing purchasing accuracy and improving efficiency in supply chain transactions. Reducing contract pricing errors has enabled buyers and sellers connected to the GHX Global Network to avoid more than $62 million in extraneous costs.

One of the sessions at the Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference featuring GHX and members of the supplier and GPO community is Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 10:20 – 11:00 a.m., in Ballroom C3. This interactive discussion will feature representatives from Cardinal Health, Premier and GHX, who will discuss how the GHX Collaboration Portal solution can be used to reduce errors, drive greater transparency and enhance price accuracy throughout the supply chain.

During the conference, GHX also invites manufacturers to visit its booth (number 1116) to learn how the company can help them meet the requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule. With manufacturers of Class III devices required to comply with the rule in just three month’s time (September 24, 2014), it is a pressing industry issue that will have significant impacts on the healthcare supply chain. GHX recently partnered with PTC to offer a solution that enables manufacturers to submit their data through a single pathway that drives all critical data feeds to regulators, healthcare providers, distributors and GPOs, as well as directly to the FDA’s Global UDI Database (GUDID).

To see GHX at the Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition and learn more about transforming the healthcare supply chain, please visit booth 1116 or join these sessions:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

  • 1:00-1:50 p.m., Room 214C – Collaboration Portal Supplier Session: Price Activation – What’s Coming Next. Suppliers are invited to join this one hour session to learn more about GHX Collaboration Portal, as Premier and GHX host an interactive discussion on the evolution of price activation for Premier members.  
  • 2:00-2:50 p.m. (PAT-C3), Room 215 - Strategies for Healthcare Supply Chain Collaboration: Examine ways healthcare providers and suppliers are cutting costs, reducing waste and enhancing operational performance through collaboration within their own organizations and with their trading partners, featuring Southeast Alabama Medical Center.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

  • 9:15-10:15 (PATH-C8), Room 215 - Gaining Control of Your Hospital’s Fastest Growing Operating Expense: Explore methods for improving an organization’s contract management performance through automation, process and resource optimization, featuring Adventist HealthCare.
  • 10:20-11:00 a.m., Ballroom C3 - Collaboration Portal Panel for Suppliers: Cardinal Health, Premier and GHX will discuss how, as a community, they plan to tackle price misalignment in contracting.
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m., Room 217D - Paper to Pixels: Automating your Transactions: GHX and Fairview Health Services (a GHX Best 50 customer), examine processes to reduce order frequency, lower shipping costs, eliminate order exceptions and improve inventory management.

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.

As measured by the GHX "5 in 5"savings model, created and validated by PRTM