April 2013 Issue

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  Realizing Reductions
Reducing avoidable readmissions to the hospital is doable, but will demand increased commitment, communication.

Publisher’s Letter

Where payer, provider and supply chain intersect
Under the direction of William O’Connor, Provider Supply Chain Partners intends to bring integration to a new levelChanging Course
It’s a long and winding road facing providers, payers and even patients, as all seek to lower cost and improve qualityGetting better all the time
Cleveland Clinic hopes its LLC with VHA will yield sustainable improvement

Quality First
Michael Hildebrandt is not afraid to engage his colleagues, physicians and hospital leaders, and embrace new ideas, if it leads to bottom line results for the IDN.

Taking the Lead
If anyone questioned whether IPC Group Purchasing could make a go of it six years ago, the coalition’s success has likely quelled their doubts.

Senior care units: Growing need
Staffing is critical, but so is the design and equipping of rooms

Culture of Accountability
Supply chain is an integral part of Northern Arizona Healthcare’s culture of accountability


Who Needs a Strategic Supply Chain Plan?
Moving from transactional to transformational supply chain leadership

View from Washington

Contracting News

Observation Deck

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