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GHX Collaboration Portal Validates Contract Pricing in Real Time; First to be Used by All Stakeholders of the Healthcare Supply Chain
Date:3/18/2010

ility information, and benefit from the creation of a full audit trail.

HealthTrust Purchasing Group has deployed the solution with its supplier and provider members, saving time and money and increasing efficiencies. Using this platform, healthcare provider HCA was able to reduce its price discrepancy rate with one of its manufacturers from 8.6 percent in the first quarter of 2008 to less than 1 percent in the third quarter of 2009.  

Melissa Maus, director of Pricing Services at Cardinal Health, said that as a value-added supply chain partner, Cardinal Health supports industry-wide collaboration.

"Cardinal Health is dedicated to utilizing technology to simplify the customer experience," Maus said, "and this platform enables us to support that larger effort while helping our customers reduce their administrative burden and focus on patient care."

"GHX is in a unique position to help alleviate many of the problems caused by the complexity of healthcare contracting," said Bruce Johnson, GHX president and chief executive officer. "As a neutral partner with an integrated
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