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Healthcare Business Solutions
November 11th, 2016

Advancing Healthcare Together: A look into our partnerships

In a time when our industry is under tremendous pressure to reduce the cost of healthcare, we think working together is more important than ever. Below are a few case studies we’ve put together highlighting supply chain successes achieved through collaboration with health systems.


blog-02Lowering total cost of ownership through package consolidation
OCTOBER 29TH, 2015

For decades, Cook Medical has worked with physicians to develop new medical devices. So when University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) asked Cook’s Healthcare Business Solutions (HBS) team to help improve its processes and reduce costs, UPMC and the HBS team developed and tested an innovative new program for UPMC—just like Cook would do with a device for a physician. Read More


blog-03FMOLHS shares lessons learned from GS1 standards implementation

The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) has five major medical centers and is the largest health system in Louisiana. Founded in 1911, FMOLHS is a non-profit, mission-focused healthcare ministry that provides millions in unreimbursed medical care each year. As FMOLHS’s leadership learned about the Affordable Care Act and new regulations from the FDA, they realized that they needed to adopt GS1 data standards in order to help sustain their healthcare system and keep providing the highest possible level of patient safety… Read More


blog-04Reducing the shipping burden

The challenge All integrated delivery networks (IDNs) face the same cost pressures: of managing rising healthcare costs without negatively affecting patient care. In 2013, a regional health system in the South was specifically challenged to reduce its spending by $100 million over four years. The IDN recognized that a huge opportunity to cut costs was… Read More


blog-05Primary vendor relationship creates cost savings for Wake Forest Baptist

The situation Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center wanted to find ways to improve its supply chain and save money. Wake Forest Baptist wanted to reduce costs across its entire supply chain system by making it more efficient, not just by cutting line-item expenses. To accomplish these goals, in early 2011, Wake Forest Baptist hired Conrad… Read More