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GHX Spotlights Supply Chain Role in Reducing Costs and Improving Patient Care at the AHRMM11 Annual Conference
Date:8/5/2011

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three healthcare supply chain experts will showcase best practices for managing what has become the fastest-growing operating expense for hospitals—supply chain costs—at the GHX booth during the AHRMM11 Annual Conference.

"The healthcare supply chain is taking on a more strategic role in hospitals across the country, not only to reduce operating costs but also to provide data visibility that can dramatically impact our ability to deliver quality patient care," says Karen Conway, the head of Industry Relations for GHX. "We are proud to present programming that complements AHRMM's ongoing education and advocacy efforts to raise the stature of the supply chain in healthcare."

The GHX booth, #507, will feature the following 20-minute theater-style presentations between 1:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Aug. 8 and between 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 9:

  • "Supply Chain Best Practices: Lessons from Outside Healthcare," by Karen Conway, director of Industry Relations, GHX (Aug. 8, 1:45 p.m. and Aug. 9, 9.45 a.m.). Attendees of this session will receive a newly published white paper, "Applying Supply Chain Best Practices from Other Industries to Healthcare"
  • "The Clinical Value of Unique Device Identifiers," by Natalia Wilson, M.D., MPH, co-director Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium, Arizona State University (Aug. 8, 2:30 p.m. and Aug 9, 10:30 a.m.)
  • "Accelerated Trading Partnerships: Faster Savings," by Josh Skiba, Exchange Services Product Management, GHX (Aug. 8, 3:15 p.m. and Aug. 9, 11:15 a.m.)

In a separate Learning Lab breakout session on Aug. 10, healthcare provider Rebecca LaGrange of Saratoga Hospital will share her perspectives on achieving touchless invoice
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