The Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) released an analysis of data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which found that GPOs save the healthcare industry up to $34.1 billion annually.
As more Baby Boomers reach retirement age and medications enable them to live longer with multiple conditions, hospitals are devising creative strategies for balancing the influx of complex health needs with the quality of life desired by this growing patient population.
Avoidance of unexpected downtime, loss of functionality, or worse, harm to patients due to a cybersecurity event makes cyber terms and conditions in purchasing agreements a critical focus. See Page 6.
HealthTrust Europe’s value proposition – improving quality, safety, service and price for all contracted products and services – is achieved by engaging our healthcare partners and our awarded suppliers. See Page 48.
Lynn Cook, CEO of HealthTrust’s Consolidated Service Center in Richmond, Virginia is profiled and explains how the Center provides supply and pharmacy distribution and logistics, purchasing and accounts payable, and more in this unique shared services model supporting healthcare facilities in four states. See Page 13.
Orthopedic surgery requires trust and transparency among stakeholders to foster a collaborative operating environment and informed patient population. InVivoLink provides a platform to streamline the orthopedic surgery process through patient education, an implant registry and outcomes data.
Tying together clinical information from disparate health systems requires building crosswalks between data sets. HealthTrust’s Ed Hickey discusses limitations inherent in the crosswalking process.
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.
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.
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.
HealthTrust’s David Heider, director of capital equipment services, and Don Weller, director of strategic sourcing, discuss supply chain strategies for successful equipment contracting and acquisition—including using and presenting data, and participating in group buys—and members’ changing expectations of their GPO.
HealthTrust CMO Michael Schlosser, M.D., and two HealthTrust physician advisors—LifePoint CMO Russell Holman, M.D., and healthcare consultant Ronald Riner, M.D.—discuss how physicians can be engaged at every level of a healthcare organization and developed as clinical leaders.
Senior Vice President of Strategic Sourcing Jocelyn Bradshaw, honored as a 2016 supply chain executive worth watching, was interviewed about her most challenging and rewarding projects, what’s ahead, qualities she looks for in a supplier partner and changes in store for healthcare contracting over the next five years.
HealthTrust CMO Michael Schlosser and HealthTrust equity owner and member CHS describe how the GPO’s Physician Advisors Program is bringing together specialist physicians from throughout its membership to better inform its contracting decisions.
Healthcare Purchasing News | SolutionsTrust VPs Tom Griffin and Jimmy Tavenner offer their views on how to create more resilient supply chains to better weather infectious outbreaks and other crises.
Healthcare Purchasing News | Steve Tarkington, VP of Supply Expense Management, SolutionsTrust, shares some useful anecdotes on what works and what doesn’t between critical care clinicians and supply chain strategists as well as some best practices for working together.