Caring for Baby Boomers

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.  

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Optimizing Supply Chain via a Shared Services Model

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.  

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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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Capital Equipment Contracting: How Does Supply Chain Fit In?

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.

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Finding Common Ground With Physicians

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.

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Ten People to Watch

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.

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Where’s the Proof?

Supply chain executives and their clinical users/customers are bombarded with “clinical evidence” to support vendors’ claims about the efficacy of medical technologies. How reliable is it?

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HealthTrust Holds Annual Conference

Approximately 3,500 people – 1,900 HealthTrust members and 1,600. HealthTrust suppliers – attended this summer’s HealthTrust University (HTU) Conference & Vendor Fair in Nashville, Tenn.

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