September/October 2006 Issue

Publisher’s Letter

McKesson Exits Hospital Med/Surg Business
Sales to Ownes & Minor signals greater focus on non-acute-care market.

On the Same Side
Are surgeons starting to align themselves more closely with their hospitals?

Banding Together
Administrators and surgeons question whether physician-owned GPOs help drive compliance.

Regional Book of Business
How regional contracting maintains in a crowded market place.

No Bundle of Joy
Product bundling is in the spotlight again following the settlement of a class-action lawsuit.

Alkire to Head Premier Purchasing Partners

Medical Miracles, Material Miracles
For Rush University Medical, good information and good relations are critical in maintaining care standards.

Six Steps
Creating a clinically integrated supply chain in vital in enhancing performance and customer satisfaction.

View from Washington
States are leaders in healthcare reform.

Straight from the Source
A recent survey may reveal how materials managers really feel about GPOs.

Contracting News

Observation Deck

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