GHX and Leeds began working together in 2002, when Leeds became the first UK hospital site to integrate GHX Exchange Services, which has since evolved into the largest and most sophisticated purchase-to-pay platform in healthcare globally. GHX Exchange provides hospitals and their suppliers a single electronic data interchange (EDI) connection for all orders and invoices, processing over £65bn worth of healthcare transactions every year.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest and busiest acute hospital trusts in the UK. Despite its size and complexity Leeds has stayed at the cutting edge of e-Commerce in healthcare since beginning its partnership with GHX over 15 years ago. Then, as now, Leeds’ over-arching focus has been to provide high quality care to all its patients, all of the time. To enable this the trust recognised the need to focus not only on point of care processes, but also evaluate and refine other activities, constantly striving for greater efficiencies, improved patient safety and lower costs through the adoption of technology.