Some health systems now use recruitment process outsourcing firms, or RPOs, rather than their own HR departments. RPOs generally are contracted to handle the full range of hiring duties for non-executive positions, including initial outreach, interviewing, reference checks and orientation.
Premier reported a jump in revenue, banking on strong GPO performance and positive software sales from recent acquisitions.
The national association representing pharmacy benefit managers is suing the state of Arkansas over a first-of-its kind law governing payments to pharmacies for generic drugs.
It's not always clear which doctors have ownership interests in both physician-owned distributorships and the hospitals to which they sell devices, according to HHS' Office of Inspector General.
Medical equipment manufacturer Hill-Rom reported a drop in third-quarter profits as costs outpaced revenue. Nonetheless, the company saw growth in multiple segments.
Premier has acquired a Pittsburgh-based analytics software vendor as it seeks to expand its capacity to track value-based care in the ambulatory arena.
Cardinal Health reported higher-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter and ended the fiscal year with sound financials thanks to significant growth in its pharmaceutical segment.
Drugmaker AbbVie reported better-than-expected second-quarter profit, but its sales disappointed Wall Street. The FDA on Friday approved a new drug from AbbVie for the treatment of hepatitis C, creating a competitor to one of the most expensive drugs on the market.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades. But the drug's $14,600-a-year price tag is certain to escalate debate about the cost of breakthrough drugs.
Amid ongoing safety and cost concerns, Intuitive Surgical, the maker of the da Vinci surgical robot, is rebounding financially from last year's sales slump.
Amerinet CEO Todd Ebert has left the group purchasing organization to become president and CEO of the Healthcare Supply Chain Association, the GPO trade group announced Monday. Curtis Rooney, HSCA's leader since 2005, has resigned.