September/October 2008 Issue

Publisher’s Letter


Medical devices and patient safety: Tying the two together

Pain Point
Escalating costs of raw goods hit the healthcare supply chain hard.

Towing the Line
Balancing costs, product utilzation and quality of care is possible, but it takes work.

Beyond the Shipping Dock
Distributors respond to their IDN customers’ evolving focus.

A Common Calling
One IDN finds a unique approach to balancing value, efficiency and compliance.

Striking a Balance
Whether he’s kayaking by moonlight or ‘parting the wild horse’s mane,’ Frank Fernandez seeks relief from supply-chain-induced stress.

MedAssets holds 7th annual Tech Forum
MedAssets Tech Forum to highlight small and emerging vendors.

View From Washington

HIGPA column

Contracting News

Observation Deck

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