Trade deal disappoints drugmakers, consumer groups

By Lisa Schencker  |  October 05, 2015

A trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 other countries has left both the drug industry and consumer groups disappointed over the length of exclusivity protections for certain drugs.

Drug shortages to be addressed at supply chain conference

Drug shortages to be addressed at supply chain conference

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 03, 2015

Drug shortages will be the major focus of concern when executives from healthcare suppliers and group purchasing organizations gather in Washington, D.C., this week for the 2015 Healthcare Supply Chain Expo.

MedAssets to cut 5% of workforce in cost-cutting move

By Adam Rubenfire  |  September 30, 2015

MedAssets is cutting costs after several quarters of falling profits. The Alpharetta, Ga.-based healthcare group purchasing and performance improvement company plans to cut 180 full-time jobs by year-end.

GPO launches with focus on community hospitals

By Adam Rubenfire  |  September 15, 2015

Community Hospital Corp., a Plano, Texas-based organization that owns, manages and consults with community hospitals, is launching a group purchasing organization to help small health systems get big-hospital discounts.

Expanded revenue-cycle software boosts Craneware profits

By Michael Sandler  |  September 08, 2015

With the healthcare industry shifting from volume-based to value-based pay and facing more patients who act like consumers, Craneware appears to be among the successful revenue-cycle vendors that are becoming more than just a collection agency.

Hill-Rom's profits fall 27% in third quarter

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 07, 2015

Medical equipment manufacturer Hill-Rom reported a drop in third-quarter profits as costs outpaced revenue. Nonetheless, the company saw growth in multiple segments.

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