2016 News Releases

Oct 18 2016

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) today announced registration is open for the 17th annual GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, the only industry event where all parties in the healthcare industry – providers, suppliers, distributors and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) – come together to network, learn and share ideas on supply chain innovation.

The Summit is taking place April 24-26, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md. and attendees can save 20 percent on regis…

Oct 03 2016

In today’s fast-changing, demanding healthcare environment, the healthcare supply chain continues to advance as the strategic asset to help lower costs and improve patient outcomes. As part of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management’s (AHRMM) annual “National Healthcare Supply Chain Week,” October 2-8, 2016, Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX), a leader in cloud-based healthcare supply chain management solutions, revealed five key drivers of ongoing supply chain inno…

Sep 14 2016

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) released second quarter data and trends for distributed sales in both Medical-Surgical (med-surg) and Clinical Laboratory (clin-lab) product segments in healthcare. The new GHX Market Intelligence “By the Numbers” quarterly research revealed that the med-surg segment grew 6.3percent in the second quarter to $9.1B in volume and 2.3 percent growth compared to second quarter 2015 ($8.6B). Clin-lab decreased 5.1 percent to $1.9B in the second quarter compared to…

Aug 31 2016

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has made a major breakthrough by ordering the first medical supplies for use in the NHS using the PEPPOL (Pan European Public Procurement On-Line) messaging standard.

A leading ‘Scan4Safety’ trust – one of six NHS acute trusts that is a demonstration of technology site for the implementation of the NHS eProcurement Strategy – transmitted its first purchase order and invoice with healthcare supplier, B. Braun Medical Ltd, using Healthlogistics and Gl…

Aug 29 2016

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX), a leader in cloud-based healthcare supply chain management solutions, today announced the results of a Forrester Consulting Total Economic ImpactTM (TEI) study of the GHX Exchange platform for healthcare providers and suppliers. According to the study, the GHX Exchange platform contributed a combined 367 percent return on investment (ROI) between the interviewed supplier and provider solutions. The full study and healthcare supplier and healthcare provider …

Jun 29 2016

Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), a leader in cloud-based healthcare supply chain management solutions, today announced that it has acquired Omaha, Neb.-based H-Card, LLC (Hap-X), a leader in automated payment management solutions. The acquisition, GHX’s second in 19 months, expands the company’s financial products portfolio to deliver even greater payment choice and value. Hap-X will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary.

Both companies are committed to solutions for providers and suppliers in …

May 24 2016

Three Canadian organizations were recognized today for supply chain excellence at the Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) Supply Chain Summit conference in Austin, Texas. Canadian GHXcellence Award winners included TransForm Shared Service Organization (Chatham Ont.), Medtronic of Canada (Brampton, Ont.), and Health Sciences North (Sudbury, Ont.). In addition, TransForm is the first company to win both the Canadian Provider of the Year and the GHX Canadian Operational Excellence Award. 

The G…

May 24 2016

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) today announced the GHXcellence Award winners at the 2016 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit awards banquet in Austin, Texas. The awards, presented to provider and supplier organizations for the past 16 years, recognize the leaders and visionaries that are leveraging supply chain automation to remove waste, cut costs and improve patient care.  

This year GHX added the new Millennium Club award (announced April 20, 2016) for provider and supplier organizatio…

May 23 2016

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) kicked off its 16th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Summit this morning at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. The intensive three-day conference focuses on the critical value of collaboration across provider and supplier organizations, and technology innovation as a means to achieve cost savings and strengthen business processes leading to improved quality of patient care.

Bruce Johnson, president and CEO and Steve Cochran, chief technology officer, of GHX op…

May 19 2016

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) announced that its GHX Health ConneXionSM is compliant with the new GS1 Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) Major Release 3 (MR3) that goes into effect tomorrow, May 20. GHX customers will be in compliance with MR3 from day one with the GDSN updates that better meet today’s regulatory and digital requirements, including the FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule and the European EU1169.

Health ConneXion is the only healthcare-focused data pool…

May 11 2016

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) today announced Item ConneXion, a new content management solution specifically for small hospitals, giving these provider organizations a way to create and maintain consistently accurate item master data. Item ConneXion joins the company’s NuVia® application in the GHX content management portfolio of healthcare supply chain solutions designed to increase transaction accuracy and reduce the cost of healthcare.

Item ConneXion is for the small healthcare organ…

Apr 28 2016

Next month’s GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit will bring together hundreds of professionals from across the continuum of care – providers, manufacturers, distributors and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) – to discuss supply chain’s increasingly critical role in reducing costs and improving patient care. The 16th annual Summit, taking place May 23-25 in Austin, Texas, is widely regarded as the event where leaders set the stage for healthcare supply chain innovation in the year to come.

Th…

Apr 20 2016

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) announced the inaugural members in its new GHX Millennium Club of healthcare provider and supplier organizations that have achieved the highest levels of automation on the GHX Exchange, and are therefore improving the cost quality equation in the healthcare industry. The members will be recognized at an Awards Banquet Luncheon during the 2016 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, May 23-25, 2016, in Austin, Texas.

GHX created the new Millennium Club to recogn…

Apr 18 2016

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) has launched the latest version of its interoperable industry portal for contract price alignment functionality designed to resolve the root cause of price alignment issues in healthcare. The GHX Collaboration Portal is designed to sync information on all stakeholders involved in a contract within the healthcare supply chain - the manufacturer, distributor, group purchasing organization (GPO) and provider - in one place to achieve price alignment.

The new f…

Mar 29 2016

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) announced it is adding purchased services to its extensive supply chain management solutions portfolio through a partnership with Valify, LLC (Valify). Valify is the only healthcare-specific, web-based analytics and benchmarking solution for managing purchased services spend, identifying and tracking savings opportunities. Through the partnership, GHX will be able to help hospitals reduce costs related to the purchased services spend category.

Valify’s suit…

Mar 17 2016

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) released fourth quarter 2015 data on distributed sales in both Medical Surgical (med-surg) and Clinical Laboratory (clin-lab) product segments in healthcare. The new GHX Market Intelligence “By the Numbers” quarterly report reported that the med-surg segment grew 4.4 percent in 2015 to $34.8B in volume and 4.7 percent growth to $9.1B in the fourth quarter compared to fourth quarter 2014 ($8.7B). Clin-lab decreased 1 percent to $1.92B in the fourth quarter co…

Feb 17 2016

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) has announced its annual list of the healthcare provider organizations being recognized as the 2015 GHX “Best 50” Supply Chains in North America for their work in improving operational performance and driving down costs through supply chain automation. The recipients will be honored at the 2016 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, May 23-25, 2016, in Austin, Texas.

To select the Best 50, GHX looked at the performance of more than 4,000 hospitals in the U.S. …

Feb 01 2016

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) today announced that Ontario-based Mohawk Shared Services Inc. (MSSI) has selected CCXpert and NuVia® to help it realize full procurement automation for all its member hospitals and sites. MSSI is working with GHX to further drive efficiencies within its procure-to-pay lifecycle through visibility, automation and standardization. 

As a shared services organization (SSO), MSSI works with hospitals to enable procurement efficiencies and to realize cost saving…

Jan 26 2016

For the past 15 years, through its GHXcellence Awards program, Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) has honored the top performing and most forward-thinking organizations and individuals for their commitment to healthcare supply chain excellence. With the healthcare industry in the midst of major change, GHX saw the opportunity to honor more organizations for the unique ways they are leveraging GHX products and services by adding the new Millennium Club award and eight new provider awards to th…

Jan 19 2016

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) has rebuilt and updated its market leading Market Intelligence solution using cloud technology and a business intelligence architecture to deliver even more meaningful and accessible information by tracking and analyzing healthcare product performance. Today’s healthcare products market is rapidly changing and driven by increasing innovation. The new GHX Market Intelligence solution gives healthcare organizations a data-driven solution that helps them quickl…

Jan 14 2016

The history of the modern-day supply chain has been paved by industries like automotive, retail and manufacturing, with healthcare often lagging behind in terms of technology, innovation and strategy. For the past several years, spurred by regulatory reform and the overarching need to make the industry more sustainable, the healthcare supply chain has evolved from simply a transaction-driven process into a strategic, data-driven operation. The healthcare supply chain is acting as the backbone fo…

Jan 06 2016

The healthcare industry is increasingly recognizing the critical value of collaboration across provider and supplier organizations as a way to achieve cost savings, strengthen business processes and, most importantly, improve the quality of patient care. At the 16th annual GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, May 23-25, 2016, in Austin, Texas, keynote headliners will examine the roles of leaders and teams in driving innovation, efficiency and collaboration within the healthcare supply chain.  

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