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GHX Reveals Roadmap to Stronger Healthcare Community at GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit
Date:5/8/2012

ORLANDO, Fla., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grappling with economic uncertainty, financial and regulatory pressures and impending reform, the healthcare industry is on the cusp of major changes, said Bruce Johnson, president and CEO of GHX, during the opening session of the 2012 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit. More than 800 healthcare leaders from hospitals, manufacturers, GPOs and distributors gathered this week in Orlando for the annual Summit event.

Johnson challenged the healthcare industry with his prescription for the health of healthcare: increased trust and collaboration between trading partners; adoption of new technology solutions to automate areas of profound inefficiency; and tenacity to implement transformational business processes.

According to industry research, trust between providers and suppliers continues to erode, said Johnson. But the opportunity to work together to create a sustainable healthcare system is tremendous. "We need to get to a place where information is moving throughout the entire system creating visibility so we can build a much more efficient supply chain. This 360-degree supply cloud of the future will actually allow us to tie into patient registries, recall logs and electronic health records."

"Ultimately, it always comes back to putting a working supply chain model in place that truly supports the patients that we are serving. Our mission is to deliver solutions that enable better patient care in order to deliver billions in savings for this community by maximizing automation, efficiency and accuracy of business processes," continued Johnson. "We have long-standing inefficiencies in healthcare – we need leaders who have the tenacity and perseverance to overcome these inefficiencies."

Derek Smith, executive vice president of marketing and product management, announced a series of new products including enhancements to the company's product backbone, the GHX Exchange. "We're continuing t
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