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 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 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.
As healthcare providers continue to take on additional risk, they are looking for partners who not only understand their new reality, but are also willing to share risk. This new reality requires providers to shift their focus to creating a positive patient experience, reducing cost and meeting all...
The pharmacy benefit management industry is experiencing subtle changes, and a leadership shuffle at the country's largest PBM has experts speculating about whether PBMs will remain stand-alone companies.
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.
When it comes to supply chain in hospitals, there is a lot of talk about cost control and price negotiations. But as I wrote in an earlier post, the conversation is changing...
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.
Bharat Sundaram has been promoted to president of MedAssets' Spend and Clinical Resource Management segment.
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.
Medical equipment manufacturer Hill-Rom reported a drop in third-quarter profits as costs outpaced revenue. Nonetheless, the company saw growth in multiple segments.