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HIGPA Applauds Adoption of New Group Purchasing Industry Initiatives to Further Increase Transparency and Access in the Healthcare Sector
Date:7/8/2010

viding independent ethical oversight to maintain and improve GPO best practices. Healthcare GPOs across the United States continue to demonstrate a strong commitment to transparency by voluntarily enforcing the highest ethical standards in the healthcare sector."

Formed in 2005, the Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative is an independent oversight organization that promotes the highest ethical standards and practices in the health care group purchasing industry.  HGPII recently announced the establishment of an independent process for healthcare medical device suppliers to file business grievances, an ethics Independent Advisory Council to ensure that group purchasing organizations (GPOs) continue to comply with the highest ethical standards.

About HIGPA

The Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA) is a broad-based trade association that represents 16 group purchasing organizations, including for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, purchasing groups, associations, multi-hospital systems and healthcare provider alliances. HIGPA's mission is to advocate on behalf of health care group purchasing associations, to provide educational opportunities designed to improve efficiencies in the purchase, sale and utilization of all goods and services within the health industry and to promote meaningful dialogue between GPOs. For more information, visit www.higpa.org.


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