Premier reported a rise in its fiscal 2017 first-quarter results thanks to growing revenue across both its supply chain and performance improvement services. CEO Susan DeVore also announced the launch of a new analytics product geared toward physicians.
More hospitals have worked to eliminate antibiotics in the meat they serve in patient meals in an effort to address concerns about the rise of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens.
Intermountain Healthcare's supply chain chief will take his talents to Pensiamo, a supply chain venture recently formed by UPMC and IBM.
The developer of the Auvi-Q, a previously failed competitor to the EpiPen, will bring back the “talking” epinephrine auto-injector to the market in the first half of 2017, amid public backlash against EpiPen maker Mylan.
In what could be the start of a trend of providers flocking to smaller group purchasing organizations, ROi has inked a deal with a network of 20 acute-care hospitals across Arkansas, Missouri and Texas that previously worked with mega-GPO Vizient.
Industry experts say the Obama administration's decision to lift a ban on importing Cuban pharmaceuticals and collaborating with the nation's researchers could bring the nation's cheaper, reputable medicines to the U.S. The move could give American researchers the chance to study Cuba's care...
Aramark Healthcare Services says it's laying off 243 workers at Lafayette (La.) General Medical Center after the hospital did not renew a housekeeping contract. Affected employees will be able to apply for jobs within the hospital.
In a letter, HHS Inspector General Daniel Levinson said the CMS should collaborate with Accredited Standards Committee X12 to include UDIs for implantable medical devices on insurance claims forms to help identify and reduce Medicare costs related to recalled or defective devices.
As merged providers integrate employees, facilities and technology, experts say many are neglecting the need to align crucial back-end software that manages finances, supply chain and human resources, among other functions.
Hospitals are increasingly investing in modernizing their food-service systems. Shore Medical Center says the technology is a factor in a 10% improvement in its Press Ganey patient-satisfaction scores and credits the system with saving about $25,000 yearly because of less food waste.
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch's recent announcement that Mylan is looking to extend the shelf life of the EpiPen could be a relief for patients, but a costly move for Mylan since it may take significant research and development to change epinephrine, the drug inside the EpiPen.
In the three years since the FDA published final regulations on a unique device identifier system, most manufacturers and distributors have successfully started phasing in UDIs for their products. But few healthcare providers are able to take full advantage of the data.