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Gaining Visibility and Control Over Purchases of Medical Devices is the Focus of a GHX Presentation at Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition
Date:6/3/2010

formation system (MMIS) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Users can then search for products they want to order, identify which are on contract and bring those items and their associated contract pricing back into the MMIS/ERP system, helping to ensure they get the right product at the right price. Procurement Suite, used in combination with other GHX solutions, can help hospitals reduce their supply chain costs by up to 5 percent.

GHX, in collaboration with a community of healthcare providers, manufacturers, distributors and group purchasing organizations, has already documented more than $1.3 billion in savings in recent years. With new solutions focused on physician preference items, GHX is on track to cut another $5 billion from the cost of healthcare over the next five years.

About GHX

As the business hub for healthcare, Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (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.; BD; 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

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