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The Healthcare Hub
The Healthcare Hub blog focuses on how greater collaboration and visibility across the supply chain can improve both clinical and financial performance in healthcare. Working with hospitals, manufacturers, distributors and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) in North America and Europe, GHX provides a global perspective on issues such as healthcare reform, standards adoption, automation, e-commerce and demand planning, among others.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Whether you are a healthcare provider or supplier, your supply chain and finance teams put a great deal of time and effort into the negotiation, enactment, management and governance of contracts, not only with your customers and vendors but across your own organizations.

But how effective are you at both getting what you are promised and also delivering what you promised?  How balanced are the puts and takes — in other words, is there enough governance in the process and is control in the right place(s) to facilitate the most balanced and mutually beneficial actions in support of agreed-upon terms?

Matt Houston
Executive Director, Product Management, Hospital and Financial Services Products
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

As a healthcare supply chain professional, when was the last time you strategically collaborated with your colleagues in accounts receivable (AR) or accounts payable (AP)? Think back to your last customer or vendor contract planning session - did you carefully consider fulfillment obligations around terms, such as payments – and how this would impact the financial health of your organization?

Matt Houston
Executive Director, Product Management, Hospital and Financial Services Products
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ghxCategory: Supply Chain Optimization
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

This week Supply & Demand Chain Executive announced the recipients of its annual “Pros to Know” award, which recognizes the industry’s top supply chain professionals. It’s my pleasure to share that not one, but two GHX executives were chosen to receive this year’s recognition: Pete Nelson and Chris Louma. 

Bruce Johnson
President and Chief Executive Officer
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ghxCategory: Global Standards
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Pressure continues to mount for the healthcare industry as it works to manage costs and deliver measurable improvements in the value of care delivered. The growing wealth of healthcare data, especially for medical device manufacturers, is key to relieving some of these pressures.

Both sides of the healthcare supply chain – providers and suppliers – derive value from the data they collect and report. At GHX, we believe that as the healthcare supply chain continues to mature, a fundamental shift in the critical role data plays in delivering quality patient care is also taking hold. 

Denise Odenkirk
Assistant Vice President – Sales
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It would appear that Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on anything if you are listening to the conversations or sound bites. In the recent HPN article, Amidst political turmoil, value is a bipartisan standard, Karen Conway finds there is something that both parties in Washington do agree on – better quality healthcare at a lower cost, which at a high level is the definition of value.

When you consider legislation passed in recent years, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the 21st Century Cures Act, it is clear that there is bipartisan support for better quality care at a lower cost regardless of the battle over ACA.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

You don’t wake up one morning and just say, “I’m going to run a marathon today”. No, you have a plan to get ready. The winners of GHX Best 50 all started somewhere and developed a plan for getting where they wanted to be – on the stage receiving their award!