The Journal of Healthcare Contractors on cybersecurity

Stolen healthcare records can have a big financial impact to a hospital system. Terry Moon, AVP of strategic sourcing, IT and cybersecurity talks about why medical records are a big target for hackers.

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Keller Among Ten People to Watch in 2019

Fred Keller, HealthTrust VP of Strategic Sourcing and Custom Contracting is named one of the Ten People to Watch in healthcare contracting. Keller develops collaborative relationships with the entire supply chain—from suppliers to end users—as he executes decisions in support of high-quality patient care. See his profile beginning on page 16.

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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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Dennis Robb Leads HealthTrust Europe’s Committed GPO Model

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.  

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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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Optimizing Purchased Services

Learn how HealthTrust guides clients through the entire purchased services process… including vendor selection, contracting, and implementation.  

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In data we trust: How to align around facts and improve outcomes in orthopedic care

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.  

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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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