Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) today announced it has acquired Tampa, Fla.-based 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.
As health systems continue the shift toward value-based care and seek to overcome challenges of COVID-19, they face significant pressures due to workforce shortages, reimbursement challenges, mounting supply costs and persistent sourcing difficulties. Consider:
"To combat these challenges and accelerate the shift to value-based care, health systems need to transform the supply chain from a cost center to a value-driver," said Bruce Johnson, president and CEO, GHX. “Forward-thinking leaders are investing in the digital transformation of the supply chain with the technology, data and processes required for greater collaboration, automation, visibility and data-driven decision-making. Syft provides the data and insight health systems need to reduce costs, improve efficiency and support care transformation.”
Syft’s automation tools, extensive data analytics and inventory management services optimize supply chains dock-to-doc™ – from warehousing and distribution to the point of use. In doing so, Syft helps remove complexity from managing the supply chain by:
“Healthcare can be complex, but we share GHX’s vision that together we can help simplify the business of healthcare to improve outcomes so that we create a future where affordable, quality healthcare is possible,” said Todd Plesko, CEO, Syft. “The GHX network and collection of data combined with our approach to automation-driven supply chain management will help healthcare transform the supply chain, building greater resilience and agility.”
A recent study conducted by Syft found that nearly 80% of hospital leaders say supply chain optimization reduces costs and improves margins. “With hospitals spending in excess of $25 billion more than necessary each year on supply chain expenses, we see a tremendous opportunity to help enable a more efficient and value-driven healthcare system,” said Tina Murphy, Division President, Value Based Care, GHX.
Syft represents the third acquisition GHX has made in the last two years that is focused on advancing healthcare's movement to value-based care. In October 2021, GHX added Explorer Surgical, operator of a comprehensive digital and remote case support platform, and Lumere, provider of evidence-based data and analytics, in January 2020. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP acted as legal advisor to GHX. McDermott Will & Emery acted as legal advisor to Syft.
For more information on Syft and to learn about open positions, visit www.syftco.com.
Building on decades of collaboration among providers, manufacturers, distributors and other industry stakeholders, Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) is leading the charge in helping organizations run the new business of healthcare. By automating key business processes and translating evidence-based analytics and data into meaningful action, GHX is helping the healthcare ecosystem to move faster, operate more intelligently and achieve greater outcomes. With the support of GHX, healthcare organizations have removed billions of dollars of wasteful healthcare spend. For more information on GHX’s suite of cloud-based supply chain solutions, visit www.ghx.com and The Healthcare Hub.