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GHX provides a wide range of perspectives on how greater collaboration and visibility across the supply chain can improve both clinical and financial performance in healthcare.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

There’s No Mystery Behind the Clinically Integrated Supply Chain—Only Teamwork

Cultivating the shared organizational vision and strategy that a clinically integrated supply chain enables is essential in the face of increasing expenses and declining margins. But with so many different methodologies and frameworks crowding the conversation, it’s no wonder that the path to a clinically integrated supply chain can feel shrouded in mystery.

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

International Nurses Day: How healthcare organizations are empowering nurses to improve patient outcomes

With Unite 360 Advocates Ryan Rotar, Gary Gremel, Sr., Mary K. McCarthy, Angela Stoddard and Judy Webb-Hapgood

This year, it’s more appropriate than ever that we celebrate International Nurses Day on the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Schoolchildren are told of her as "The lady with the lamp," leading the charge to care for wounded English soldiers in Victorian times. History portrays her as a kindly caregiver. But she was also the woman who used data analysis and data visualization and modern medical training to pioneer the field of professional nursing and take it to a higher level.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

WATCH ON-DEMAND: Demystifying the Clinically Integrated Supply Chain - A Panel Discussion

The clinical and operational sides of healthcare have long worked in silos. Fortunately, the industry is now recognizing the need for a truly collaborative culture in which the clinically integrated supply chain becomes a catalyst for results, driving decisions based on a single view of data and backed by evidence. However, fostering this culture can feel like a daunting and mysterious task.

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Monday, April 4, 2022

Countering the rise of workplace violence in healthcare

The role of visitor management beyond the pandemic

For many people, the phrase “unprecedented times” is washed out and watered down. But for over-worked, understaffed healthcare facilities, the term’s meaning grows deeper by the day.

Covid-19 might be the newest unforeseen threat to hit healthcare workers, but it's just the latest stressor for medical facilities already challenged with potentially hostile work environments.

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Monday, February 28, 2022

Modernizing the supply chain to create a future where affordable, quality healthcare is possible

As health systems continue the shift toward value-based care and seek to overcome the challenges wrought by COVID-19, they face significant pressures due to workforce shortages, reimbursement challenges, mounting supply costs and persistent sourcing difficulties. In their return to this post-pandemic reality, leaders are pursuing opportunities to transform their businesses to be more operationally efficient and cost-effective while maximizing revenue opportunities and improving patient care.

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Monday, January 24, 2022

Are We Still ‘In This Together?’: Healthcare Supply Chain Faces the Great Resignation

With featured advocates Brian Dolan, Vice President, Resource Management, Bayhealth Medical Center, and Ryan Rotar, System Director, ERP Solutions, UNC Health

As we approach the two-year anniversary of the start of the pandemic, the mental and physical impact on healthcare workers continues to have consequences that will play out for years to come. Already this year we’ve seen an organized nationwide protest from nurses who say that working conditions have deteriorated as new waves of Covid-19 patients push hospitals to their limits.

The healthcare workforce is clearly taking a direct hit. According to an October 2021 survey by Morning Consult, “18% of health care workers have quit their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, while another 12% have been laid off.” Moreover, nearly one-third of those workers who’ve kept their jobs say they’ve contemplated a career change.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Trends for 2022 and Beyond for Medical Device Company-to-Hospital Supply Chains

Following nearly two years of disruption from a global pandemic, natural disasters, and even an unprecedented shipping canal blockage, trends that emerged out of necessity are now more likely the expected way of doing business.

In this post, Denise Odenkirk, Vice President of Supplier Sales for GHX lends her perspective on the driving forces behind the trends and the value to the industry.

*Republished in part with permission from BONEZONE,

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Automate or Delegate? Digitizing Your Strategy for Supply Chain Data Management

Removing inaccuracies and inefficiencies from data can help healthcare proactively address inevitable disruptions, pivot faster and build stronger supplier relationships. The result is a more resilient supply chain that helps to drive better patient outcomes and cost savings. But with constant changes and multiple data sources, keeping item data clean is arduous.

Fortunately, supply chain teams can now turn to new capabilities in their cloud ERPs to synchronize data cleansing, correct errors, and fill gaps. This includes all item data (e.g., item masters, P.O. history and contract data) that multiple teams depend on.

During a recent webinar, GHX’s Pete Nelson and Keith Lohkamp, Senior Director, Healthcare Industry Strategy at Workday, discussed how and why automation has evolved to accelerate the transformation to cloud-based, digital supply chain management. They were joined by Prisma Health Director of Supply Chain Information Systems Leslie Thomas, who described the bold steps that her organization took to integrate a cloud-based data management solution and service that keeps their supply chain data current and synchronized.

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Elementary My Dear Watson: Why Evidence Matters to Your Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

  • PhD, Executive Director, Research & Insights. Lumere, a GHX Company Erinn Zacharias, PhD, Executive Director, Research & Insights. Lumere, a GHX Company

Just as Sherlock Holmes relied on physical evidence to solve mysteries, modern-day supply chain leaders must use clinical evidence in the value analysis process to help make cost-effective, patient-focused product decisions.  

As hospital leaders seek to reduce clinical spend while improving clinical outcomes and financial resiliency during the protracted COVID-19 pandemic, reliable evidence has never been more important. Supply chain professionals are feeling pressure to more rapidly gather and interpret clinical data and insights for frontline care teams – often without formal training in interpreting scientific literature.

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