Software coordinates surgical implant orders

Software coordinates surgical implant orders

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 28, 2015

For hospital administrators, the process of procuring surgical implants and tools and making sure they are within budget can be complex. Responding to this confusing situation, Amin Rahme founded Surgery Exchange to hold device sales representatives accountable for what they bring to a surgery.

VHA-UHC Alliance to be called Vizient

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 19, 2015

VHA-UHC Alliance NewCo, the company formed following the merger of VHA and UHC hospital networks, has announced its new name.

Global prescription drug use to increase 24% over next five years

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 19, 2015

Global use of prescription drugs shows no sign of slowing down over the next few years, according to a new report, which projects 4.5 trillion doses will be used in 2020, with China and India driving the spike in demand.

Why MedAssets buyer is betting on revenue cycle

By Melanie Evans  |  November 06, 2015

Buying MedAssets and keeping its revenue-cycle division while shedding the part that makes more money may seem like a smart play for anyone who has ever tried to decipher a medical bill.

MedAssets deal could pave way for regional and provider-led GPOs

MedAssets deal could pave way for regional and provider-led GPOs

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 04, 2015

The VHA-UHC Alliance's planned acquisition of MedAssets' GPO and consulting business will make health systems reconsider their GPO allegiances and open up the market to disruptive models, experts and industry insiders say.

Pharmaceutical sales drive Cardinal profits

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 02, 2015

Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health reported a significant jump in earnings for the first quarter of its fiscal 2016, once again riding on growth in its pharmaceutical segment as the company saw increased volume from new and existing customers.

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