May/June 2009 Issue

Publisher’s LetterInvesting in IT
Granted, a few million dollars are coming your way to implement electronic helath records. But it’s no windfall. It’s an investment… in better care.

To the Point
Accessibility, tech savvy and integrity are just some of the attributes that hospital contracting execs value in their distributors.

Group Think
Purchasing Coalitions provide a means toward effective cost management

On the Front Lines
POC in the ER? As point-of-care technology expands, more hospitals adopt rapid testing programs.

The numbers don’t lie: More and more long-term-care facilities and chains are joining group purchasing organizations.

Value Added Up
‘GPOs save money,’ say hospital survey participants

The Game of Life
From South African safaris to U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, one supply chain director’s career and life have taken many turns.

View From Washington

HIGPA column

Contracting News

Observation Deck

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