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GHXcellence Awards Honor Healthcare Providers and Suppliers for Achievements in Supply Chain Performance
Date:6/4/2009

ed an internal marketing campaign to increase adoption. UPMC has fully automated transactions with major vendors, resulting in a 40 percent touchless order rate including electronic invoicing. By automating processes, UPMC has reduced requisition time from 15 to 20 minutes to less than five minutes per requisition and saved $30 a transaction in procurement-related costs.

"During these challenging economic times, healthcare providers and suppliers are beginning to recognize the strategic value of their supply chains and the significant impact they have on the financial health of their organizations," said GHX CEO Bruce Johnson. "This year's GHXcellence Awards honor those organizations that are leading this trend by maximizing the value of e-commerce solutions to improve process efficiencies and achieve hard-dollar savings."

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As the business hub for healthcare, GHX enables healthcare providers and suppliers in North America and Europe to reduce costs and improve margins by automating processes, reducing operating expenses and increasing knowledge-based decision making. Products and services include trading partner connectivity, order and contract management and validation, data synchronization, sales force automation and business intelligence. Equity owners of GHX are Abbott Exchange, Inc.; AmerisourceBergen Corp.; Baxter Healthcare Corp.; B. Braun Medical Inc.; Becton, Dickinson & Co.; Boston Scientific Corp.; Cardinal Health, Inc.; Covidien; C.R. Bard, Inc.; Fisher Scientific International, Inc.; GE Healthcare; HCA; Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.; McKesson Corp.; Medtronic USA, Inc.; Owens & Minor; Premier, Inc.; Siemens; University HealthSystem Consortium; and VHA Inc. For more information, visit www.ghx.com.


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