June 2013 Issue


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  Come Together
Can physician-preference vendors come together with supply chain executives and clinicians for the good of the patient?

A Little Clarity for Contracting
Insurer and IDNs join forces, pool data, in effort to gauge the effectiveness of medical devices. Collaborative contracting will follow.

Supply chain’s role in value-based care
Outcomes-based contracting has to transcend silos of care – and incorporate clinicians’ input

Publisher’s Letter

Meet the new doctor
…not the same as the old doctor

Embracing Change
With an eye to the future, Deborah Petretich Templeton ensures Geisinger Health System remains an industry leader.

Modest Start, Big Lead
Smart strategizing has helped one small network grow beyond its expectations.

Rethinking the Process
Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program could affect how doctors care for patients Physician Preference Items

Developing Specifications Can Pay Off
Buyers – not sellers – should prepare the specifications for the goods and services they buy

Up for the Challenge
MedAssets Business Summit focuses on succeeding amidst change


View from Washington

An Optimized Value Analysis Program
Healthcare reform will require you to boost your VA performance significantly

Contracting News

Observation Deck

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