John Young, M.D., MBA, FACHE

While the world has assumed its “new normal” position, providers continue to deal with historic workforce shortages, broken supply chains and the impact of inflation on the cost to deliver care. Now more than ever, strategic partnerships are critical to maintaining a capacity for resistance and recovery.

During the pandemic, HealthTrust assumed a targeted approach to disruption to help mitigate potential risks to a fragile healthcare supply chain. HealthTrust remains committed to providing members insight into category disruptions, alternative product options and clinical education and guidance. Members are encouraged to report any supply disruption issues through the Member Portal, the HealthTrust Huddle online community or to your Account Manager.

Clinical integration & guidance are key

Throughout the year, the Clinical Services team has partnered with the Strategic Sourcing Portfolio Directors and Clinical Operations team in responding to more than 150 requests for clinical guidance, as well as directly assisting 17 IDNs in 56 supported categories. The responses are shared through online portals for the benefit of the entire membership. We are excited about the expansion of these capabilities as well as the development of an online knowledge management portal that will offer accessible expertise, actionable resources and comprehensive support to elevate members’ voices and to connect their needs with solutions. I look forward to sharing more about this platform in the months ahead.

In November, I was fortunate to moderate a discussion with C-suite officers and attendees from more than two dozen integrated delivery networks as part of Becker’s 10th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable. While the session covered a number of topics, supply chain resiliency and the importance of clinical integration topped the list. Read more about the roundtable.

Importance of value analysis

At the request of members looking for best practices in establishing an effective value analysis process at their own facilities, HealthTrust piloted a live Value Analysis Boot Camp among a small group of engaged participants in November. After incredible engagement and significant support to expand this offering, the content will be offered as a VA track within the 2023 HealthTrust University Conference curriculum, July 17 through 19. And, beginning with this issue of the magazine and running throughout 2023, we will profile some of the key aspects of value analysis through subject matter expert interviews.

Let us know how we can help with your organization’s clinical integration or value analysis needs. In the meantime, stay well.

Explore how HealthTrust can help you with value analysis by emailing For questions related to clinical guidance or integration, email


John Young, M.D., MBA, FACHE
Chief Medical Officer, HealthTrust
Executive Publisher & Editor-at-large, The Source magazine

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