April 2011 Issue

Publisher’s Letter

Two Sides, Same Coin
Pete Allen applies contracting lessons learned from 21 years of manufacturing experience to his post at Novation

Small group, large benefit
Members of one regional purchasing coalition reap substantial benefits upfront

The Rhythm of Change
Employed physicians, self-distribution, among topics at the Distributor Insights conference

Feet on the street
There’s a new kid in town. He’s a GPO field rep, calling on non-hospital providers, trying to attract them to his company’s contract portfolio. And he’s looking for help from his distribution counterparts.

Line in the Sand
Time will tell if other PPI manufacturers follow Medtronic’s lead, or if they seize the opportunity to show GPOs the love

Straight Talking
One contracting executive is upfront with his vendors – and he expects the same from them

The need for data standards brings provider and supplier together

HIGPA column

View from Washington

An appointment you shouldn’t miss
Thirty minutes that could initiate change within your department and facility

Contracting News

Observation Deck

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