Last Updated: February 17, 2015
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Long-standing healthcare GPO relationships have come under particular scrutiny recently because of serious financial pressures hospitals and healthcare organizations face today. The demands of value based purchasing, the provisions of the Accountable Care Act and reductions in government reimbursement are (more…)

Last Updated: October 3, 2014
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Looking for new ways to drive healthcare supply chain savings is a given in today’s world. In response, LIDN is a Premier, Inc., purchasing collaborative of large, independent IDN member organizations nation-wide that leverage size and standardized product selection to (more…)

Last Updated: October 2, 2014
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CHALLENGE Benchmarking expenses using Premier’s SupplyFocus® Trending Reports, developed quarterly by the Premier field team, helped to identify savings opportunities and track progress for the seven SSM Health St. Louis hospitals. Data indicated that food costs per meal were consistently higher (more…)

Last Updated: February 17, 2015
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CHALLENGE Joint Commission survey readiness is a constant need for all hospitals. Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA, like so many healthcare organizations today, must deal with a long list of competing priorities with fewer resources than in past years. With (more…)

Last Updated: February 17, 2015
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CHALLENGE Optimizing Premier contracts was a top priority in fall 2012 when Curtis May assumed responsibility for supply chain management at The Methodist Hospitals in Gary, IN. “I’m a huge GPO fan,” the supply chain director said. “Our goal is to use (more…)

Last Updated: October 1, 2014
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Challenge Food service consultants helped Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) eliminate unjustified variation in its 20 hospitals. The key, said Ken Macon, vice president, supply chain contracting, was to drive standardization. There were 20 hospitals and 20 ways of doing (more…)