May/June 2006 Issue

Publisher’s Letter

A League of Their Own
As the non-acute care market gets bigger and better, GPOs find more opportunities to share.

GPO Contracts: Are You Game?
IDNs and their non-acute-care members find more reasons to leverage GPO contracts.

GPO Differentiation
Today’s group purchasing organizations (GPOs) are seeking to serve as total financial resources for their members.

Gaining Momentum
Are there many paths to costs control?

Model of the Future: Freedom of Assembly
LeeSar adds custom-pack production to self-distribution and self-contracting.

Balanced Budgeting
Corporate-level planning can eliminate the political and emotional elements of capital budgeting.

Executive Interview
Baptism by Fire. A case of bad timing? Les Hirsch doesn’t look at it that way.

Supply Chain Management
Using a collaborative model is key to developing a strategic plan for your supply chain.

View from Washington
The politcal window is ready for price transparency initiatives.

Contracting News

Observation Deck

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