August 2012 Issue

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  Publisher’s Letter

Keeping the Players Straight
Making Sense of the Healthcare Supply Chain in the Era of Reform

Better care@lower cost
It’s possible, but only with alignment of strategic supply chain thinkers and the clinician teams

The Self-distribution Shuffle
All agree: Supply chain improvements are needed. But is self-distribution the way to achieve them?

RPCs grow up
They’re growing in size, cohesiveness and direction

Ten People to Watch

Bloodstream infections
Hospitals may be winning the fight, but there’s more work to do

Premier Breakthroughs Conference & Exhibition: The Big Picture

VHA Leadership Conference: Engaging Physicians
Know their language, talk their talk, and listen


Are You Calculating ROI to Assess a Project’s Value?

View from Washington

Contracting News


Observation Deck

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