LOUISVILLE, Colo., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Faced with growing medical-surgical supply costs as reimbursements shrink and healthcare reform looms, healthcare providers can reduce their medical-surgical supply spending immediately—and GHX is providing a list of what it recommends as the top 10 ways to do it. The healthcare technology company released its list at the HFMA ANI conference in Orlando, where it will focus on documented opportunities for cutting what has become the second highest and fastest-growing operating expense for providers. Many of the listed opportunities are designed to provide the kind of visibility necessary for organizations to meet new reporting requirements for the cost and quality of care they provide.
The GHX Top 10:
GHX will provide conference attendees with a personalized report on their savings potential using GHX software solutions and services at booth #1634 during booth hours on June 27 and 28. It also will distribute to all attendees a new white paper on contract management entitled “Gaining Control of Your Hospital’s Fastest Growing Operating Expense.”
Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) makes healthcare more efficient by delivering software and services that enable both healthcare providers and suppliers to increase efficiency, lower costs and provide better patient care. With the largest footprint in healthcare supply chain management, GHX connects more than 80 percent of licensed hospital beds at U.S. hospitals, as well as providers in Canada and Europe, with the suppliers from which they purchase the majority of their medical-surgical supplies. GHX is transforming today’s linear healthcare supply chain into the industry’s only Healthcare Supply Cloud(SM), providing 360-degree visibility into areas affecting both clinical and financial performance. Working with GHX, organizations can improve business processes, automate supply chain systems and collaborate to solve the tough challenges facing healthcare today. GHX is owned by members of the healthcare industry, including Abbott Exchange, Inc.; AmerisourceBergen Corp.; Baxter Healthcare Corp.; B. Braun Medical Inc.; BD; Boston Scientific Corp.; Cardinal Health, Inc.; Covidien; C.R. Bard, Inc.; Thermo Fisher Scientific 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 www.ghx.com. Follow GHX on Twitter @GHX_LLC and on Facebook @GHX
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