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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.
Mining Supply Data for Better Costs, Quality and Outcomes
Joe Dudas, Mayo Clinic, and Joe Drozda Jr. MD, Mercy Health, supply chain and clinical leaders, discuss how a broader and more integrated view of product attributes can help providers and suppliers design, market, source, track and research which products deliver the best value for patient care.
Moving to a Consumption Model for Better Supply Chain Management
Curtis Dudley, vice president of Integrated Business Solutions at ROi, a health care supply chain company founded by Mercy Health System, discusses ROi’s unique supply chain model of “disintermediation,” which enables ROi to track the consumption of supplies in surgical procedures and better manage supplies.
Talking the Same Language — Standards Adoption
Covers the importance of data standards in the healthcare supply chain, addressing the problems they solve in the community, their ability to remove friction, and the gains in efficiency they promote.
Aligning Item Master to Charge Master
As more and more hospitals begin to discover the benefits of coordinating efforts between supply chain and revenue cycle departments, both in terms of revenue generation and overall efficiencies, even more organizations have yet to identify the true benefit of aligning completely disparate functions in a hospital environment. NuVia, a content cleansing solution, not only assists in “building the bridge” between the item master (IM) and charge description master, it also helps to initiate an invaluable discussion with an immediate impact on cost savings, revenue generation and development of a more cohesive work environment.
Follow the Data, Follow the Value
Hear from industry experts, Bill Mosser, VP Supply Chain, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System and Dave Reed, VP Operations, Cook Medical, on the importance of going all-in on UDI and data standards, and the impact of taking a holistic view of how your data is used, distributed and submitted. This webinar is perfect for both providers looking to adopt contemporary data standards, as well as manufacturers looking to see their customers’ perspective on this important topic.
Global Product Data Standards: What's the Key to Value?
NuVia is able to extract key product data from the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) – such as UDI-compliant, Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) – and match it to your specific item master and purchase order history in order to create a download that is compatible with your supply systems. The FDA considers provider use of the UDI critical to achieving better data on post market device performance. Under its UDI rule, manufacturers are required to label products with UDI-compliant codes and publish to the FDA’s Global UDI Database (GUDID). Providers are also required to use the UDI in adverse event reports involving serious injury or death. Listen to hear Bill Brewer, GHX Product Management and Karen Conway, Executive Director, discuss the current state of standards and how GHX is helping providers today.
Reduce Inventory and Costs with Lowest Unit of Measure Distribution
Learn how Seattle Children's Hospital made significant sourcing and supply chain operational improvements by leveraging GHX tools with their low unit of measure Demand Flow delivery system. Demand Flow is a two-bin system that uses visual triggers to provide the right supplies, to the right place, at the right time, at the right cost. The previous state was an unreliable mixture of hoarded goods, disorganized carts, and extraneous clinical search time. Seattle Children's developed the program to remove the end user from the supply management business while optimizing sourcing and delivery operations to support a just-in-time system. This focus on standard work, automation and innovation has led to a true partnership between clinical staff and Seattle Children's Supply Chain.
Summit Series: Living in a (Regulated) World
UDI, GTIN, GUDID, GDSN…what’s the difference, what’s the relationship and more importantly, how can manufacturers and providers share and use product data for different purposes: clinical, financial and operational? The reality is, we live in a highly regulated healthcare environment with a need for accurate product data and attributes depending upon the purpose, coupled with challenges in both access and consumption. This webinar will help clear up confusion about the various regulatory and commercial standards and requirements, while exploring best practices in sharing and incorporating data into systems and processes.
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.
Understanding Key Supply Chain Metrics (and Most Importantly, What To Do With Them!)
What key metrics are critical to the healthcare supply chain? Hear how UCSF Medical Center and Professional Hospital Supply worked together to drive down costs by identifying key performance indicators, meaningful metrics and actions. Take a deep dive into the key measurements, goal setting and actions plans that aided their success. Business intelligence is helping UCSF improve visibility and decision-making; learn how they worked cross-departmentally to tackle supply chain challenges with back-to-basics solutions.
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.
BJC GS1 Standards Implementation Case Study
BJC successfully worked with GHX and GS1 Healthcare US to implement use of global industry standards in business transactions with suppliers and other healthcare trading partners. Today, BJC is using GLNs in all of its purchase orders transmitted through the GHX Exchange and is prepared to transact with GTINs as its vendors enumerate their products with this standard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Platte Valley Medical Center Improves Accuracy and Timeliness of Revenue Capture
Platte Valley Medical Center implemented an automated content management solution to cleanse item master data, enrich it with HCPCS codes and UNSPSC, and maintain data integrity over time, driving greater accuracy and efficiency in the patient billing process with improved revenue capture on $1.2 million in reimbursable medical-surgical supply items.
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.
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.
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.
GS1 Global Data Standards Implementation Plan from Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS)
This GS1 Standards Master Process Implementation Plan, created by FMOLHS, is a detailed roadmap guiding health systems through the implementation of GS1 Data Standards. This comprehensive step-by-step plan clarifies the activities and tasks associated with GS1 Global Data Standards implementation, including the development of new processes or re-engineering of existing processes.
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.
Procurement Optimization: A Holistic Approach
This 8-page white paper provides a perspective on procurement in today’s healthcare environment, and suggests some guidelines for how to use technology, people and processes to optimize procurement.
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.
Manage Supply Chain Data from Supplier to Patient
The complex healthcare environment requires a robust solution going beyond item master maintenance and data cleansing. NuVia offers a new way to manage supply chain data and helps you improve data accuracy, control spend, increase contract compliance and even impact reimbursement revenue.
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
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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