Books


A New Frontier

by John Pritchard with Irene Hatchett

Purchased services has historically proven a difficult category to track, measure or benchmark. Even today, few hospitals or IDNs dedicate staff or resources to writing contracts for services or monitoring their performance. However, as thin operating margins continue to be shaved down by declining reimbursements, purchased services is increasingly presenting itself as a cost center worth the effort. A few systems have already made great strides toward creating systems that encourage better efficiency and enviable cost savings. A New Frontier: The Challenges & Opportunities in Purchased Services Contracting, by John Pritchard, examines how five health systems are finding significant savings. Their stories of purchased services initiatives – the successes and failures – will ease the way for those who are now beginning down the purchased services path.

$19.50 per book
$17.55 per book in quantities of 10 or more.

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Caution Ahead

by John Pritchard, publisher of The Journal of Healthcare Contracting and ACO Insights.

Health systems are making changes. Some of those changes are drastic. Suppliers and IDNs are moving away from the old distributor-health system relationship model in significant numbers. A lot of them are moving toward self-distribution. To better understand how this shift is impacting the healthcare supply chain, Caution Ahead goes straight to the source – by interviewing supply chain leaders from six successful IDNs. Each has embarked on initiatives to drastically change the way they procure every sort of supply or service their institutions require.

$19.95 per book
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Muddy Waters

by John Pritchard, publisher of The Journal of Healthcare Contracting and ACO Insights.

Muddy Waters explains in full detail the healthcare supply chain. Insights from experts across the supply chain from physicians to GPO leaders are a powerful part of this intuitive manual. Organizations that contributed include Mayo Clinic, Geisinger Health System and WNC Health Network (WNCHN). Other contributors include the GPOs, Premier and MedAssets, and other first rate organizations like the Council of Accountable Physicians Practices. This book is an asset to any member of the healthcare supply chain who wants to understand the complexities in today’s fluctuating marketplace.

$21.50 per book
$19.50 per book in quantities of 10 or more.

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