Perioperative Pain Management Collaboration Summit

In April, HealthTrust hosted its first collaboration summit that brought together physicians, pharmacists, nurses and healthcare executives from five health systems to create provider-specific action plans for building an effective perioperative pain management program. Recent studies have demonstrated a connection between opioid drugs—the traditional means of alleviating post-surgical pain—and higher rates of complications. The practice […]

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Demand-matching Orthopedic Implants to Patients: Opportunities and Obstacles

A handful of topics dominated the conversation during the first educational collaborative hosted by the inSight Advisory – Clinical Performance team at HealthTrust, among them: Knowing whether or not a medical device new to market warrants an upcharge The shortage of clinical, utilization and trend data to guide decision-making and benchmark physicians Uncertainty among administrators […]

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HealthTrust Europe Officer Named UK Solicitor of the Year

HealthTrust Europe Officer Recognised as UK Solicitor of the Year Birmingham, England—April 18, 2017—HealthTrust Europe, a subsidiary of HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P. and part of Hospital Corporation of America, is proud to announce that Chief Legal and Ethics Officer, Dale Robinson, has been presented with the UK Solicitor of the Year Award in Administrative and […]

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HealthTrust Workforce Solutions Announces Partnership with DAISY Foundation

NASHVILLE, Tennessee—March 21, 2017—HealthTrust Workforce Solutions® is proud to announce that it has joined the not-for-profit DAISY Foundation as a participating organization. The DAISY Foundation is an international organization that recognizes extraordinary nurses and celebrates the passion and compassion they demonstrate in healthcare settings every day. In advancing the charter of the Foundation, Workforce Solutions […]

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Evaluating Quality of ‘Medical Tourism’ For Heart Surgery: Measures That Matter

Michael Schlosser, M.D., chief medical officer at HealthTrust, and Felix Lee, M.D., medical director of cardiovascular services at Good Samaritan Hospital (San Jose, California), discuss what should matter the most to self-insured employers shopping for “medical tourism” heart surgery destinations for their workers.  

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HealthTrust Workforce Solutions CEO Brendan Courtney Named to 2017 Staffing Industry Analysts “Staffing 100” List

NASHVILLE, Tennessee—February 15, 2017—HealthTrust Workforce Solutions is proud to announce that President and Chief Executive Officer Brendan Courtney has been named one of the 100 “most influential people in the staffing industry” for the second consecutive year by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) in its annual North American Staffing 100 List. The list represents a selection […]

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Smart Workforce Management Strategies to Maximize Productivity

In an era when cost seems to trump care, hospitals are challenged to find new ways to extract value from operations already burdened by the need to balance census levels, mandated value-based purchasing and reduced Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. With labor typically as a hospital’s single largest cost, there is opportunity to unlock value through workforce strategies […]

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HealthTrust Names Paul Cummings Chief Operating Officer of InVivoLink

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Jan. 11, 2017—HealthTrustSM announced that it has appointed Paul Cummings Chief Operating Officer of InVivoLink, Inc., the company’s technology affiliate that provides an implant patient registry and related services to capture clinical and financial data specific to joint replacement service lines for HealthTrust members and other major health systems. Cummings’ background includes roles in […]

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Succeeding at bundles: The physician perspective

HealthTrust CMO Michael Schlosser, M.D., and four physicians in the Physician Advisors Program, take a look back at a “year of uncertainty” about the first mandatory bundled payment model of CMS for total joint replacements, and a peek ahead at expansion of the experiment in 2017 to bypass surgery and the treatment of heart attacks.

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What’s eating up cardiovascular service line margins: My ‘top 5’ list

HealthTrust’s Mark Dumond, AVP of Technology Services, discusses the perennial culprits of year-over-year price increases of 5 to 10 percent on medical device technology, most of which lacks the evidence to substantiate the “latest and greatest” claims of manufacturers. The consequences of inaction on cardiovascular service line margins have never been greater.

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Scripps Health Selects HealthTrust for Total Spend Management Solutions

HealthTrust to Provide National GPO and inSight AdvisorySM Expertise NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Nov. 29, 2016—HealthTrustSM announces the signing of an exclusive agreement with Scripps Health to be the integrated delivery network’s national group purchasing organization (GPO) effective Feb. 1, 2017. In addition to significant savings from its committed-model portfolio, HealthTrust was selected to provide inSight AdvisorySM clinical […]

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Rightsizing The Role of Medical Device Reps in The OR

Rightsizing the Role of Medical Device Reps in the OR

Physicians today rely heavily on reps to ensure good surgical outcomes for patients, but the cost to hospitals is skyrocketing prices on a growing collection of implantable pieces and parts—many of which have yet to be proven superior to tried-and-true alternatives. Here are five steps facilities can take to move closer to a ‘sales-less’ service […]

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Steward Health Care Selects HealthTrust to Provide Spend Management Solutions

HealthTrust to Provide National GPO and Advisory Expertise NASHVILLE, Tennessee—October 26, 2016—HealthTrust℠ announces it has signed an agreement with Steward Health Care LLC to be its exclusive Group Purchasing Organization. HealthTrust was selected for the company’s spend management solutions including immediate contract value and broader supply chain management services. The agreement, which is effective December […]

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AHRMM Webcast: Developing a Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

Dr. Michael Schlosser, Chief Medical Officer at HealthTrust, discusses the reasons for, and resources needed to create a clinically integrated supply chain that utilizes evidence-based data to make procurement decisions that can improve patient outcomes. AHRMM Webcasts are a free and quick resource for individuals interested in hearing more on relevant healthcare supply chain topics. […]

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Parallon Workforce Solutions Rebrands to Become HealthTrust Workforce Solutions

NASHVILLE, Tennessee—September 19, 2016—Parallon Workforce Solutions today announced that it is now doing business as HealthTrust℠ Workforce Solutions to reflect being part of the expanding portfolio of service offerings managed by HealthTrust. The decision was made to unify the brands under the well-respected HealthTrust name and underscore the total spend management capabilities of the aligned […]

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