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SMI’s Hughes reflects on 40 years of healthcare supply chain progress

Tom Hughes, Executive Director, SMI, reflects on the healthcare supply chain industry’s progress and muses about where the industry may be heading.

And then there were two: UDI goes global

Supply chain can play an important role in preventing medical errors, which is estimated to be the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.

Reducing medical errors: How Supply Chain can help

Supply chain can play an important role in preventing medical errors, which is estimated to be the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.

Amidst political turmoil, value is a bipartisan standard

To listen to politicians, you would think that there is nothing that Republicans and Democrats can agree upon regarding healthcare. The Trump campaign website...

Enterprise labeling: Multi-modal model for modern supply chains?

Affixing the word “enterprise” as a modifier before any operation or task should help someone understand the operational expectations of the initiative at least,...

Enterprise labeling can be a trek worth taking

Enterprise labeling can be a trek worth taking Enterprise labeling UDI in disguise or wasteful enterprise? Where to start enterprise labeling — locations and products Enterprise labeling...

Ten in 10 ahead

Last month, we highlighted 10 milestones from the last decade as Healthcare Purchasing News marked 40 years of service. This month we fast forward...

Standards debunk the “uniqueness” of healthcare

In my line of work, I have the distinct honor to meet and work with healthcare organizations from around the world. I use the...

HTG focuses on cross-industry problem solving

Six years ago, five of the most notable names in healthcare delivery — Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic and Mercy...

Sourcing for quality demands standards

What if making sourcing decisions in healthcare were more like buying a new car or major appliance, with a Consumer Reports-like service to provide data...