The Transformation of the Healthcare Supply Chain

Author: Eric Swaim, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing In the last four years, the healthcare supply chain has undergone unprecedented change. Eric Swaim, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing at HealthTrust Performance Group, shares his thoughts on the transformation happening with supply chain. What is the current state of healthcare supply chain? The supply chain in […]

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Operator Advantage: A Critical Attribute of a Performance Improvement Partner

Author: John Young, M.D., MBA, FACHE, Chief Medical Officer, HealthTrust Performance Group In a landscape filled with uncertainties—economic challenges, inflationary pressures, supply chain disruptions, labor shortages—healthcare providers are navigating multiple obstacles in their pursuit to provide quality patient care. In addition, healthcare providers are also charged with creating value within their organizations, making it critical […]

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Does Your GPO Create Value for You? Or Are You Creating Value for Your GPO?

Author: Michael Berryhill, President of GPO Operations, HealthTrust Performance Group Healthcare providers continue to grapple with extreme financial pressures. Kaufmann Hall reported that 39% of the hospital/health system mergers and acquisitions announced in Q3 2023 involved a party for which financial distress was cited as a driver for the transaction. Macro issues facing healthcare providers […]

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Roz Holloway Recognized as Outstanding Woman Leader in Supply Chain

Published in: The Journal of Healthcare Contracting Roz Holloway, General Manager of Resource Optimization & Innovation, LLC (ROi), has been named to the Journal of Healthcare Contracting’s 2023 “Women Leaders in Supply Chain.”   JHC: Please tell us about your role/responsibilities within your organization. RH: As General Manager of Resource Optimization & Innovation, LLC (ROi), my […]

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HealthTrust University Conference Attracts Record Numbers of Members & Attendees

HealthTrust Performance Group reported record engagement on the part of members, suppliers, and subject matter experts during HealthTrust University (HTU) Conference that took place July 17-19 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. With the conference theme, “Playing to Win: Aligned for Success, Optimizing Outcomes,” the event featured three general sessions, member and […]

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The Need to Rethink Your Supply Chain and Sourcing Strategy

by Michael Berryhill, Chief Operating Officer Outlet: The Journal of Healthcare Contracting Various complexities to healthcare supply chain and sourcing strategies have become a permanent part of the post-pandemic landscape. Simultaneously, there has been a large shift in payer dynamics, global dynamics, ambulatory growth, home health and virtual visits that also impact operating margins for […]

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Value Analysis: An Opportune Time for Cost Savings + Quality Care

Outlet: The Journal of Healthcare Contracting Healthcare organizations across the country continue to face a host of financial headwinds, ranging from a potential economic recession and ongoing supply shortages to global market disruptions and inflation. Fortunately, many hospitals and health systems are responding appropriately by taking steps to enhance their fiscal responsibility and identify opportunities […]

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Rethinking Health System Efficiency: Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions + Embracing Nontraditional Approaches

Author: Ramy Hanna, CEO HealthTrust Supply Chain Continental/Roi   Various complexities like supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, elevated costs of living and more have become a permanent part of the post-pandemic landscape. Simultaneously, there has been a large shift in payer dynamics, global inflation, ambulatory growth, home health and virtual visits that also contribute to […]

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HealthTrust Awarded 2022 Top Place to Work

Employee feedback places HealthTrust among 19 large companies in Middle Tennessee earning “Gold Badge” status for creating a desirable work culture.   NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 27, 2022 – HealthTrust Performance GroupSM, a leading performance improvement company for healthcare, today announced that it has been recognized as a Top Workplace in Middle Tennessee by The Tennessean, […]

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Valify Named Company of the Year by CIO Review

FRISCO, Texas – April 27, 2022 – Valify, Inc., a healthcare cost management company exclusively dedicated to helping clients manage purchased services expense to reduce the overall cost of healthcare, has been named “Company of the Year” by CIOReview, a leading resource for innovative IT solutions. Based in Frisco, Texas, Valify utilizes a proprietary technology […]

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Allshouse Recognized Among Future Leaders in Supply Chain

Kenny Allshouse, senior director for HealthTrust Supply Chain in Dallas, Texas, was recognized as a Future Leader in Supply Chain by the Journal of Healthcare Contracting. Allshouse was singled out for supporting HCA Healthcare supply chain during the pandemic. Read the Full Article

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Haley Addis Among Women Leaders in Supply Chain

Haley Addis, Pharm.D, Vice President, Clinical Resource & Account Management, was recognized among Women Leaders in Supply Chain by the Journal of Healthcare Contracting. Addis shares her thoughts on what makes a successful supply chain leader in today’s marketplace. Read the Full Article

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Nathan Overton Among Ten People to Watch

Nathan Overton, HealthTrust Director of HCA Healthcare Contracting is among the Ten People to Watch in healthcare contracting. Overton explains flexibility in supporting hospitals during COVID. Read the Full Article

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Fight for Clarity in PBM Contracts

Pharmacy costs are a challenge for providers and Plan Sponsors alike. One of the most pervasive issues is transparency in PBM contracts. Read about four misnomers and how to avoid them. Read the Full Article

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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. Read the Full Article

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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. Read the Full Article

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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. Read the Full Article

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Optimizing Purchased Services

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

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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. Read the Full […]

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