October 2012 Issue

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  Publisher’s Letter

Data-driven, evidence-based
Durral Gilbert, Premier’s new president of supply chain services, believes that good supply chain decisions rest on good data and collaboration

On the Horizon
FAH prepares for March meeting

Solid Start, Positive Results
For one regional purchasing coalition, a strong foundation helps ensure success.

Designs on the Future
A varied career in healthcare and hospital supply chain prepared one executive for a focused strategy for building a new facility and establishing operations.

Are we all on the same page yet?
Suppliers, hospitals and vendor credentialing companies appear to be moving in step with each other…with a few exceptions

Suppliers optimistic about vendor
Work in Indiana and Minnesota, as well as The Joint Commission, are cause for hope

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections
Education, product and teamwork help Mercy Medical Center reduce CAUTIs

Numbers Don’t Tell All
Reports that hospital systems are losing as much as $100,000 annually on every physician they employ may be exaggerated. Nevertheless, hospital executives can and should take steps to help maintain the profitability and efficiency of the practices they acquire.

Changing of the Guard for HealthTrust
Founder Jim Fitzgerald honored; successor Ed Jones welcomed.

Supply Chain Road Trip
Driving logistics beyond the boundaries of healthcare


View from Washington

Cost Controls
Why you must have methods to monitor and control every penny you report as saved

Contracting News


Observation Deck

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