February 2014

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  Contacting Professional of the Year
This year’s contracting professional of the year, David Hargraves, has paved the way for future expansion and new direction at UPMC.

Publisher’s Letter

The New Playing Field
Big employers steer patient volume to high-quality, affordable providers

Big, but Nimble
For West Coast Purchasing Coalition, larger volume in the marketplace is getting results.

Market Insights: Far-flung
As IDNs and RPCs grow, so too do the challenges – and benefits – of getting everyone to move in the same direction

Response to drug shortage: Heads up
Economic and manufacturing factors aside, better communication among all supply chain members can help healthcare providers continue to meet their patients’ Rx needs

Drug Shortages: Wholesaler’s Role


View from Washington

Making a List…
Vendor scorecard broadens the conversation beyond price at UC Medicine

Why Patient Experience is So Important

A look at headlines from the debut issue

In the Headlines
Hospital and health system news from across the country

Observation Deck

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