June 2011 Issue

Publisher’s Letter

Thinking Big – At a Small Price
A Gulf States coalition has high expectations for low supply expenses

Striking a Balance
For Cleveland Clinic, teamwork leads to excellent patient outcomes

Two partners, limitless possibilities
MedAssets and Scripps Health – partnering in patient care

Left Holding the Bag
Manufacturers, suppliers and providers wonder where the medical device tax will be felt

The Distribution Dilemma
Survey shows materials executives would like one distributor, one price, for hospital and non-hospital sites. But can that really happen?

Safety nets face funding cuts
Community health centers lose $600 in funding; expansion projects on hold

HIGPA Column

Flies vs Bees

View from Washington

One Step at a Time
Suppliers explore the possibilities of plastics recycling

Contracting News

Observation Deck