GHX Recognizes Customers Among 2012 Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 Organizations
LOUISVILLE, Colo., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Sixteen of the 18 medical-surgical suppliers and healthcare providers ranked in the Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 for 2012 are working with GHX to create a faster, more efficient and more accurate healthcare supply chain in order to improve quality, drive down costs and contribute to improved patient outcomes. The number represents nearly 90 percent of the medical-surgical suppliers and providers recognized by Gartner in the Top 25 ranking.
Healthcare organizations are chosen for inclusion on the annual list based on quantitative analysis across publicly available metrics as well as a qualitative assessment based on a poll of leading industry experts and Gartner analysts. Gartner said the goal of its research is to identify organizations that use their supply chains to improve the quality and cost of healthcare.
Among those recognized on Nov. 29 at the Gartner Healthcare Exchange 2012 in Boston, Mass., were:
- Cardinal Health
- Mayo Clinic
- Intermountain Healthcare
- Owens & Minor
- Johnson & Johnson
- Mercy Health
- Amerisource Bergen
- Cleveland Clinic
- Boston Scientific
- Memorial Hermann
- Kaiser Permanente
“The Top 25 for 2012 ranking identifies organizations leading the way in transforming their supply chains to meet the new value requirements in healthcare — patient outcomes and quality, and service and cost improvements,” Gartner said in its announcement of the Top 25.
“GHX has brought together a powerful community of supply chain innovators who have embraced the new business of healthcare and are working to ensure the long-term viability of the industry,” said GHX CEO Bruce Johnson. “The 16 GHX members recognized by Gartner’s research are representative of the transformational change accelerating within our industry as healthcare providers and suppliers work to deliver higher quality, more cost-effective patient care.”
Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX), a healthcare technology and services company, helps reduce the cost of doing business in healthcare by enabling better supply chain management. GHX makes it easier for hospitals, other healthcare providers and the suppliers that do business with them to drive cost and inefficiency out of their processes. Working with GHX, the healthcare organizations that make up the GHX Global Network are on track to save $5 billion by 2014–savings that can be invested in such things as hiring more nurses, providing care to uninsured children or developing new medical products. GHX is owned by organizations on both the buy and sell side of the healthcare supply chain, including some of the largest companies in the world. Find GHX on the Web, on Twitter @GHX_LLC and on Facebook @GHX and get a global perspective on healthcare industry news, issues and trends at the company’s blog, the GHX Healthcare Hub.