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The #1 Way Your Health System Can Avoid Layoffs and Service Cuts

May 04, 2017

Across the nation, the healthcare industry is facing severe financial crisis resulting in layoffs, cuts in services and “all sorts of terrible things”. Some of...

Why Most Purchased Service Benchmarks Don’t Work & What You Can Do About It – Part II.

December 19, 2016

Last time, we discussed why Purchased Services benchmarking requires a unique analytical approach that differs from the process of simply comparing product...

Why Most Purchased Service Benchmarks Don’t Work & What You Can Do About It.

December 05, 2016

Throughout my nearly ten years managing purchased service sourcing initiatives for health systems across the country, I’ve been provided countless third-party...

How a Hospital System Saved 55% in Document Destruction Services

April 14, 2016

Protecting patient data is extremely important in the healthcare industry. Medical records contain highly sensitive information and if hospitals don’t meet...

Tips for Sourcing Pest Control Services in Healthcare Systems

December 02, 2015

Sourcing a reliable, knowledgeable and professional pest control service is critical. Patient safety is critical, and maintaining a sanitary healthcare...

The value of a diverse healthcare supply base

November 25, 2015

Diversity is a hot topic in healthcare, from meeting the needs of diverse patients to contracting with diverse vendors. The Joint Commission has issued documents...

A New Path for Sourcing Records Retention Savings

November 12, 2015

Record Retention Services are one of the most crucial business services health systems must procure, but rising costs in the industry combined with ever-changing...

Is a Bigger GPO a Better GPO? Purchased Services Insights

November 09, 2015

The recent announcement that VHA/UHC will acquire the MedAssets Supply Chain Management business is the latest in the rapid consolidation of the GPO industry,...

How to Award Contracts Faster

October 29, 2015

A successful contracting process is the result of understanding internal decision-making requirements and effective communication between all involved...

A Shifting Language Services Landscape

October 14, 2015

Healthcare providers are required to provide effective communication between patients and providers. Sometimes, that means providing interpreters. As our...