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GHX Helps Berkshire Health System "Streamline Purchasing Beyond Belief"
Jill Wehry, purchasing agent, talks about how the GHX Procurement Suite solution and MEDITECH system work together seamlessly behind the scenes to make it easy for users to submit orders.
Champlain Health Works with GHX to Achieve $32 Million in Savings
John Martin, regional lead at Champlain Health Supply Services, talks about how his organization is on track to achieve $32 million in supply chain savings well before its 10-year goal (taped at the 2014 Supply Chain Summit).
Edward Hospital and Health Services Protects Negotiated Prices with GHX
Harold Richards, admin director of Materials Management at Edward Hospital and Health Services, talks about loading those local contacts into, helping them protect negotiated prices and providing them peace of mind (taped at the 2013 Supply Chain Summit).
GHX Collaboration Portal
Learn how the GHX Collaboration Portal brings participants throughout the healthcare supply chain together in a single transparent collaborative environment. This video discusses the challenges of pricing alignment in healthcare and how Collaboration Portal helps eliminate unnecessary waste with a more effective way to manage healthcare contract pricing which can deliver real operational and financial benefits to all constituents in the healthcare supply chain.
GHX Ranking and Paving the Way to Best 50 Performance
Does your organization strive to be the best? Discover best practices used by GHX Best 50 Providers that tackle the challenges they encounter while identifying relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to ongoing e-commerce metrics tracking.
The Item Master is the Center of the Universe at Medical University of South Carolina
Régine Honoré Villain, director of Supply Chain Management for Medical University of South Carolina, explains how her organization took control of its item master to meet standardization and cost savings initiatives and is using GHX NuVia.
GHX Requisitioning Tools Help HHC Track Spend and Lower Costs
Franco Sagliocca, director, Procurement Systems & Operations, discusses working with GHX Business Solutions on the rollout of GHX tools that are helping HHC track spend and provide approved content for requisitioners in the item master.
Peace Health Successfully Centralizes Data with the NuVia Content Management Solution
Mike Rodman, manager Supply Chain Process and Data, explains how his team benefits from NuVia regularly because it enables them to normalize descriptions, identify duplicates in the system and troubleshoot them ahead of time.
PROcure Healthcare Improves Efficiency and Proactivity Working with GHX
PROcure Healthcare sees reduced costs and improved operational efficiencies working with GHX and has a strategic plan to double the number of POs that go through the GHX Exchange and increase the number of MetaTrade and Integrated vendors. Scott Williston, Director of Hospital Operations and Logistics, talks about how his team is able to be more proactive on backorders and get visibility into pricing discrepancies through GHX CCXpert.
ROi Improves the Value of Its Item Master with NuVia
Sharon Serra, manager of Content Services, ROi, talks about how NuVia helps her organization manage content and provides ongoing data cleansing (taped at the 2013 Supply Chain Summit).
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Keeps Data Up-to-Date and Accurate with NuVia
David Farrar, MMIS analyst, talks about the value of NuVia in helping his organization continually stay in sync with manufacturer and vendor item IDs and match up with contract pricing.
Enhancing the Value of Supply Chain at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Ask David Walsh, administrative director, Supply Chain, how the item master impacts his organization: “If I keep that clean, the rest of my life goes nice and smooth."
Trends in IDN Contracting
Many organization’s talk about contract management and have a process, but even Gartner has now moved Contract Management from a “Nice to Have” to a “Must Have.” But where do you start? Right now most organizations have contracts spread throughout departments with inconsistent processes. How do you prioritize all of the different requirements?
Best Practices in Price Management: "We Insist on Paying the Right Price!"
The team at Northern Arizona Healthcare knows there are significant savings to be gained when you always pay the right price. But how do you get there? In this session, hear how Northern Arizona Healthcare got a handle on price exceptions and overpayments on current contract prices. The team is using GHX reporting tools to get a full understanding of their issues and opportunities and has achieved greater visibility and collaboration with both their distributor and GPO. Learn from their best practices and get started on the path to paying the right price.
Summit Series: The Bill-Only Quagmire
Due to the unique nature of the operating rooms, it is almost impossible to avoid the “Bill Only” purchases, especially for implant or orthopedic surgeries. The list of issues related to this unique spend goes on and on – calls for PO numbers so invoices can be generated, invoices with incorrect PO numbers, items not on the PO or incorrect prices. Montefiore Medical Center and Zimmer Biomet have teamed up to bring the industry an innovative solution for managing this workflow.
Ten Traits of the Best Supply Chains
How does a healthcare organization identify and integrate a supply chain best practice? Drawing on evidence from extended research into what supply chain leaders are doing globally, this session looks at specific ways to enhance healthcare supply chain efforts, including how four premises must be understood and applied in a focused environment based on mutually desired end results.
Trends Driving IDN Contracting
Mike Schiller, Senior Director, Supply Chain at AHRMM and Scott Witoszynski, Director, Product Innovation & Strategic Accounts at GHX, discuss traditional supply chain contracts, how more contracts are coming under bundled payment models and solutions to optimize resources and reduce costs.
Vendor Compliance: Reduce Risk and Save Time with Compliance and Contracting
Terri McNeil, Forrest General Hospital, shares best practices for contract management and how it can help with vendor evaluations for accreditation needs.
Adventist HealthCare Maximizes Use of GHX Solutions to Increase Automation, Visibility and Contract Compliance
Adventist HealthCare launched a supply chain transformation initiative in partnership with GHX to increase business process automation, contract compliance and visibility into order status, achieving a 78% increase in electronic trading partners, a 77% decrease in contract price exceptions and a 25% increase in contract matches.
Bayhealth Drives Greater Efficiency and Accuracy to Supply Chain, Financial and Clinical
A three-page case study describing how Bayhealth is using our content and contract management solutions to drive greater efficiency and accuracy throughout supply chain, financial and clinical processes.
Berkshire Health Systems Gets Control of Non-File and Off-Contract Purchases with Paperless Requisitioning
After adding GHX Procurement Suite to its GHX solution set, Berkshire achieved a 99% paperless requisitioning process for non-file and off-contract purchases, enabling the organization to gain visibility across all of its supply spend, avoid maverick purchases and increase contract compliance.
Champlain Health Supply Services Collaborates to Achieve Supply Chain Savings
Using GHX consulting services and products, Champlain Health Supply Services (CHSS) transformed its supply chain, putting it on track to meet a goal to achieve $32 million in supply chain cost savings over a 10-year period.
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Reduces Exceptions and Achieves Hard-Dollar Savings through Automated Contract Management
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center implemented GHX CCXpert to help automate management processes for GPO and supplier contracts, enabling the organization to increase contract compliance, reduce discrepancies and take advantage of early-pay discounts for hard-dollar savings.
Community Medical Centers’ Content and Contract Management Strategies Drive Greater Compliance, Efficiency and Savings
A three-page case study demonstrating how Community Medical Centers (CMC), the region’s largest health care provider and private employer in Fresno, utilizes GHX content management and contracting solutions to drive compliance, efficiency and savings to their supply chain operations.
Automated Contract Management Helps Doctors Community Hospital Gain Visibility and Reduce Exceptions
Doctors Community Hospital grew GHX Exchange utilization and implemented automated contract management for improved visibility and efficiencies, resulting in close to $100,000 in hard-dollar savings in two months and a more strategic role for the Materials Management team.
Easy-to-use Contract Manager Drives Rapid Adoption
El Centro turned to trusted credentialing provider GHX to replace its existing contracting system with Contract Manager and experienced fast and painless implementation with high adoption rate.
Data Integrity, Visibility and Collaboration Enable Hackensack University Medical Center to Control Spend
HUMC's approach to cost containment in its procure-to-pay processes included new technology, process changes and an effort to drive collaboration among clinicians, departments, its GPO and suppliers.
Procurement Suite a Key Tool for Managing Spend
Working with GHX, HSHS has dramatically increased its level of supply chain automation, centralized and streamlined its master data, and built a centralized master file operations team that provides visibility and transparency to spend.
INTEGRIS Leverages GHX Content and Contract Management Solutions to Achieve an Estimated $3M in Annual Savings
Integris engaged with GHX on a master data management and contract management strategy to improve item master data quality and better leverage its negotiated contract prices for product purchases. They achieved an estimated $3M in annual savings through better contract compliance and lower non-file spend, driving down price exceptions by 25 percent and contract exceptions by 65 percent.
Content and Contract Management Strategy Drives $1M+ in Savings for Medical University of South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina implemented an automated content management solution to establish and maintain item master data integrity and embarked on a concerted effort to increase business process automation and contract compliance, achieving $1 million in cost avoidance, and $370,000 in savings related to contract and tier price compliance in less than 12 months.
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System Takes “Major Leap” in Contract Management
Using CCXpert, Memorial Hermann was able to increase total contracts loaded to GHX from 373 to 904 and increase the dollar value ordered through GHX from $3.2 million to $5.2 million.
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Transforms Supply Chain
Using GHX consulting services and products, HHC transformed its supply chain into a strategic asset, cutting costs, improving operational performance, and achieving a $14 million annual savings goal.
Northern Arizona Healthcare Generates Significant Savings Through GHX Contract and Content Management Solutions
With the belief that paying any price for a product other than what has been negotiated with the supplier is a disservice to its customers, the supply chain team at Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH) engaged in a collaborative effort with its group purchasing organization (GPO), main distributor and GHX to improve contract compliance and order accuracy through process improvements and price validation using GHX solutions. This collaboration enabled the organization to achieve $450,000 in cost avoidance through correct pricing at the point of purchase, an estimated $25,000 in annual savings from DSO reduction, and an additional $132,000 in savings from price change validation.
Onslow Memorial Hospital Identifies Nearly $150,000 in Potential Savings with Help of GHX Consulting Services
A two-page case study describing how Onslow Memorial Hospital leveraged GHX consultants to help them optimize use of our CCXpert and Metatrade solutions. As a result, it identified a potential savings of $150,000 within their supply chain operation.
Automated Content and Contract Management Drives Greater Savings for Saint Francis
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center implemented automated content and contract management solutions to establish and maintain item master data integrity, resulting in an 87% reduction in non-file spend (from $33M to $4.3M), increased contract compliance and greater process efficiency.
Seattle Children’s Hospital Maximizes Use of GHX Solutions to Drive Continuous Performance Improvement
In this case study learn how Seattle Children’s Hospital used the GHX Exchange, MetaTrade and CCXpert to improve operational performance and drive down costs through supply chain automation. Seattle Children’s Hospital received the GHXcellence Award for Healthcare Provider of the Year for small to medium hospitals at the 2016 GHX Summit.
Southeast Alabama Medical Center Improves Order Accuracy and Contract Compliance
GHX supported SAMC's conversion to a new Paragon ERP system and helped transform supply chain processes through a suite of GHX solutions. This helped SAMC increase electronic PO and invoice volume, improve contract pricing accuracy, and gain greater visibility into and control over its procure-to-pay process.
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Takes Proactive Approach to Contract Management
GHX Business Solutions helped Torrance Memorial align its purchase order-related spend to its GPO contracts, ensuring that they knew the contract and the pricing tier they were accessing.
Accurate, Enriched Item Data Drives Desired Results
TransForm worked with GHX to significantly increase its volume of EDI transactions, growing its number of electronic trading partners by 275 percent and transacting 90 percent of medical-surgical purchase order (PO) volume (80% of total POs) through the GHX Exchange.
UMC Health System Leverages GHX Services to Generate $418,000 in Contract Savings
UMC Health System engaged GHX Consulting and Managed Services teams in a strategic effort to increase contract compliance, saving the organization $418,000. Additionally, UMC reduced price exceptions, increased contract compliance rates, identified key performance indicators (KPIs) for ongoing tracking and performance improvement, and more.
Supply Chain Automation and Standardization Drive Greater Efficiency and Hard Dollar Savings for Vanguard Health Systems
Vanguard Health Systems achieved greater control over and visibility into its procure-to-pay process throughout its 28 member hospitals, expanded its electronic trading partner base by 315%, and improved contract management with more than 75% of on-contract orders matched to a firm price list, resulting in about $800K in annualized savings.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Cuts Costs and Gains Efficiencies Through Content and Contract Management Strategy
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has improved its operational and financial performance by leveraging automated content and contract management solutions, which are significantly increasing on-file and on-contract purchases while streamlining previously labor-intensive, manual processes.
HSHS Drives On-File and On-Contract Spend with Procurement Suite
HSHS automated its content and contract management processes using GHX solutions to achieve more on-file and on-contract purchases and with more visibility into overall supply spend. HSHS rose to a 77% contract compliance rate in overall spend and applied UNSPSC to nearly 95% of contracted items. These accomplishments are maintained with only one FTE compared to an industry average of 5 to 6.
Bad Data In Is Bad Data Out
Hospitals are investing more in value analysis activities as the U.S. healthcare market shifts from volume-based to value-based care. The item master can serve as the source of truth for product data used in value analysis efforts but only if the information contained within is accurate, complete and timely.
Driving EHR Value with Clean Item Master Data
As you plan your EHR implementation, consider the critical role item master integrity plays in keeping systems aligned and delivering better patient care. Learn more about master data management strategies that put you on the path to a successful implementation.
Driving Transformation in the Healthcare Supply Chain
In this 8-page white paper, learn how industry-leading healthcare systems view their supply chain as a strategic asset that can help them meet operational, clinical and financial imperatives. This paper examines supply chain transformation in four organizations: New York City Health and Hospitals Corp, Cleveland Clinic, Hospital Sisters Health System, and Champlain Health Supply Services.
Gaining Control of Your Hospital's Fastest Growing Operating Expense
This 7-page white paper explores methods for improving an organization’s contract management performance through automation and process and resource optimization.
Why the Item Master Is the Center of Your Universe
While the item master should be the single source of truth for product and pricing data, most provider organizations struggle with inaccurate, outdated and erroneous information. This 11-page white paper looks at organizations that are getting down to the root of these issues and implementing master data management strategies aimed at not only cleaning up their item masters but also maintaining integrity over time through data synchronization and automation.
Reducing Cost-to-Serve in Healthcare
This 7-page white paper explores specific activities that increase Cost-to-Serve in healthcare and presents ways in which providers and suppliers can enact change today to increase value and reduce costs through collaboration, citing specific examples from leading provider and supplier organizations.
Compliance Document Manager
Compliance Document Manager helps you to identify business associate vendors and obtain documentation to be prepared for an OCR audit.
Case Requisitioning
Two page brochure explains how GHX’s Case Requisitioning solution in Procurement Suite enables you to fully automate and drive accuracy and control in the case-to-cash process for consignment and bill-only transactions.
CCXpert
Two-page brochure provides an overview of GHX CCXpert, which helps healthcare providers maintain pricing accuracy through price validation, detailed historical purchasing reports and contract updates.
CCXpert Consulting Services
A two-page brochure explaining how GHX experts can help you leverage your CCXpert solution to achieve even more value and cost savings. Employing a 30-day optimization plan, experts will help you engage new users and expand available data with more local contracts, detailed distributor information and a more robust group purchasing organization (GPO) feed.
CCXpert for Lawson Users
Two-page brochure provides an overview of GHX CCXpert for Lawson users, which helps healthcare providers maintain pricing accuracy through price validation, detailed historical purchasing reports and contract updates.
CCXpert for Meditech Users
Two-page brochure provides an overview of GHX CCXpert for MEDITECH users, which helps healthcare providers maintain pricing accuracy through price validation, detailed historical purchasing reports and contract updates.
CCXpert for PeopleSoft Users
Two-page brochure provides an overview of GHX CCXpert for PeopleSoft users, which helps healthcare providers maintain pricing accuracy through price validation, detailed historical purchasing reports and contract updates.
CCXpert for PMM Users
Two-page brochure provides an overview of GHX CCXpert for PMM users, which helps healthcare providers maintain pricing accuracy through price validation, detailed historical purchasing reports and contract updates.
Collaboration Portal
Two-page brochure provides an overview of the features and benefits of Collaboration Portal, including how it enables the the entire healthcare supply chain – manufacturers, distributors, providers and Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) – to utilize a single software application to work collaboratively throughout the contract and price implementation process.
Contract Manager Xpert
Finally, one place to manage all of your contracts. Contract Manager Xpert addresses the need for balancing access and security while also providing a way to stay current with dates, terms and contact information for all of your contracts.
Exchange Enterprise
To progressively influence supply chain performance you need robust workflow management tools, compliance insights, business intelligence and contract validation. Exchange Enterprise is the comprehensive solution suite that delivers in each of these areas with greater efficiency and expanded analytics.
Price Sync Managed Service
Price Sync Managed Service provides a dedicated focus for ongoing contract price alignment. Significantly reduce exceptions and increase contract match rates for up to 3 percent savings of your total spend.
Procurement Suite
Procurement Suite helps healthcare providers realize a 12% return on med-surg spend by capturing and managing off-contract purchases, automating procurement and leveraging continuously updated, accurate contract data.
INFOGRAPHIC: The Forrester Total Economic Impact of the GHX Platform for a Provider
Infographic that highlights the key Provider metrics from the Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study of the GHX Platform
The Evolution of Price Activation
A quick overview of the Collaboration Portal story: the why, what, who and how.
CASE STUDY: The Total Economic Impact of the GHX Platform
Cost savings and business benefits enabled by the GHX platform for a healthcare provider and a healthcare manufacturer

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