October 2013

JHC-Oct13
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Hospitals by Design
Construction and renovation projects demand the discipline that supply chain teams can provide

Editor’s Note

How about those physician offices you just inherited?
An interview with Henry Schein’s Dave McKinley

Preference cards as a ticket to savings
Charleston Area Medical Center took a good, hard look at its OR preference cards, identified waste, and set up a system to achieve sustainable savings

Integrity, trust respect
In its mission to improve health and wellness, Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance relies on some basic guiding principles.

Multiple Sightlines
How one contracting executive is using his unique perspective of the industry to help his IDN during a merger

UDI: What does it mean to you? To your suppliers?

Utilization Management: The New Low Hanging Fruit
Why let these multimillion dollar savings slip through your hands?

Do regional GPOs and purchasing coalitions drive value…or add cost?
Manufacturers express their opinions

Change Agents
HealthTrust embraces a broader value proposition in offering solutions to the market

Where Cost and Quality Intersect

HSCA

View from Washington

Contracting News

Observation Deck

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