October 2015

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Editor’s Letter

A Call to Order
Western Connecticut Health Network finds a solution to integrating physician practices

Shared Success
Meeting challenges at Cleveland Clinic headon has led to growth for the organization, as well as for its supply chain executive director, Simrit Sandhu.

A new voice in value analysis:
The patient What patients have to say may influence how the FDA reviews new medical technologies, and how IDNs acquire them

RFPs rack up suppliers’ costs

Once is not Enough
Individual facilities can’t stop the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs, says CDC. It takes a group effort.

Where’s the Proof?
Supply chain executives and their clinical users/customers are bombarded with “clinical evidence” to support vendors’ claims about the efficacy of medical technologies. How reliable is it?

Innovation Spotlight

HealthTrust holds annual conference

Stockless Inventory:
Getting More with Less


Letter to the editor
Has GHX become a public utility?
GHX responds

In the Headlines

Creating a Vision
Moving beyond the vision statement into action

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