June 2014

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  Clinician Preference in 2014

Publisher’s Letter

The Voice of Experience
Chris Holt’s background in logistics and sourcing gives him a unique perspective on the healthcare supply chain

Generics Mean Business
As generic devices prove to be as reliable as brand name products, more IDNs will be amenable to using them.

Integral to Improvement
Sentara Healthcare’s dedicated nonacute program, “DOCxdirect,” enhances relationships with community physicians

A Work in Progress
After three decades of successfully meeting the needs of both its large and small hospital members, HEc continues to seek new opportunities to leverage volume and commitment.

Going (for) broke
Healthcare will bankrupt us, if we fail to focus on patients, says former Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson

Big Game Hunting
Purchased services represent opportunities worth millions of dollars for contracting executives and their IDNs. Seizing that opportunity is no easy task.


View from Washington

Top Down Support
Is your executive management supporting your VA efforts?

FAH 2014 Public Policy Conference and Business Exposition
The annual FAH Conference has become a place to hear policymakers and share best practices

ACOs and the Supply Chain
SMI releases new executive briefing, “The Healthcare Supply Chain in the Era of Accountable Care”

Contracting News

Can we measure the value of medical technology?

IT Evolves for True Interoperability


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