Healthcare Contracting

Contract Specialist-Wayne-PA | 7/31/2020

… corporate office in Wayne, PA. This position requires exceptional contract management skills combined with the ability to multi-task on various pursuits. This position will report to the Bids and Contracts Manager. Background in healthcare contracting a plus. Established in 1984, Columbus is the nation’s leading provider of on-site professional staffing, care coordination and consultative services dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual or developmental challenges. Since its inception Columbus …

People to Watch in Healthcare Contracting | 7/31/2020

Search for: People to Watch in Healthcare Contracting Editor’s note: Thanks to all those who made the effort to nominate this year’s “People to Watch.” And thanks to our supply chain leaders, who share their insights and experience with The Journal of Healthcare Contracting readers this month. Mike Halmrast Senior director of contracting at Banner Health The Journal of Healthcare Contracting (JHC): What is the most challenging/rewarding project you …

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Domestic demand | 7/31/2020

… result of overreliance. Our economic prosperity can no longer be tied to things we buy – it must also come from things we make.” Share Moving Media, publisher of Repertoire Magazine and The Journal of Healthcare Contracting , reached out to Premier, as well as one of the health systems participating in the program, for insights into the agreement, PPE demand, and future of the market. Responding were Michael J. Alkire, president …

Back to Wellness: Rebuilding while managing through COVID-19. | 7/31/2020

… agree that recovering from the coronavirus will demand strong leadership from physician-owners, managers and health system administrators, and expert guidance from infection preventionists, laboratory professionals and supply chain executives. In June, Journal of Healthcare Contracting Publisher Scott Adams anchored a “Back to Wellness” podcast series on the topic, sponsored by McKesson Medical-Surgical. For physicians and facility managers, communication with staff prior to reopening will be critical, said Dr …

Healthcare Supplychain Radio: Managing Inventory Post-COVID – The Journal of Healthcare Contracting | 6/16/2020

Healthcare Supplychain Radio: Managing Inventory Post-COVID This podcast is brought to you by Owens & Minor. Host: John Pritchard, Publisher, The Journal of Healthcare Contracting (JHC) Participants: Angela McNally, Vice President of Provider Solutions, Owens & Minor Patrick McMahon, Vice President of Services, Owens & Minor As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world, many hospitals quickly stockpiled supplies they had never sourced before, and now they have items they didn’t …

What Happens Next – The Journal of Healthcare Contracting | 6/16/2020

… in mid-April 2020 during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order, Dr. Schneller discussed the immediate and long-term implications from the pandemic on the U.S. healthcare supply chain with The Journal of Healthcare Contracting Publisher John Pritchard. What will happen in the second wave of disruption? As companies domestically as well as in China, India, and around the world find themselves economically challenged, what will the impact be …

Navigating the Journey – The Journal of Healthcare Contracting | 6/16/2020

Ed Hardin helps guide students and young professionals through their potential careers By Graham Garrison Everyone wants to play the hero. But every hero needs a guide to navigate the journey. That’s precisely the role that Ed Hardin, vice president, supply chain, Froedtert Health, has set out to play for many students and young professionals. For almost 30 years, Hardin has gravitated toward involvement in the lives of young people …

Healthcare Supply Chain Radio: Best Practices for Hospitals and Supply Chain Resuming Surgeries | 6/2/2020

This podcast is brought to you by Owens & Minor. Host: John Pritchard, Publisher, The Journal of Healthcare Contracting (JHC) Participants: Mark Campbell, Vice President of Supply Chain, Tampa General Hospital John Raab, National Director of Clinical Business Development, Owens & Minor Patrick McMahon, Vice President of Services, Owens & Minor As states begin to lift restrictions on certain surgeries and procedures for hospitals and health systems, electives have restarted after being suspended …

Pulling Together | 6/1/2020

… but Encompass has a 510(K), and in the past had been a manufacturer of PPE,” Wood, CEO of Encompass Group, recounted in a recent podcast with John Pritchard, publisher of The Journal of Healthcare Contracting . “We could set that up again domestically or in this hemisphere if the need arose.” Within three days, Encompass Group began the process to start suppling PPE. “But we did have a few challenges …

Rallying around the caregivers | 6/1/2020

… United States,” said Joan Eliasek, senior vice president of Customer Experience for McKesson. “So we knew then that there would potentially be a shortage of supply.” In a podcast hosted by The Journal of Healthcare Contracting , Eliasek discussed McKesson’s efforts to support caregivers and communities during the pandemic. Topics ranged from allocation of med-surg products and why that’s happening to how McKesson and other large national distributors are working …

Healthcare Contracting Attorney - Tampa, FL - USA-FL-Tampa | 3/23/2020

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UHS Quality and Chief Medical Officer: Providing the best possible care during unprecedented challenges | 3/19/2020

… care during unprecedented challenges Editor’s note: In the following letter, Paul Stefanacci, MD, FACS, MBA, vice president, quality and chief medical officer, acute care division, Universal Health Services, Inc., shared with The Journal of Healthcare Contracting what UHS is doing to leverage its resources and collaborate with federal, state and local health authorities. As healthcare providers, we fulfill a critical mission in society. And as the novel coronavirus creates unprecedented …

Intalere’s Steve Kiewiet: Transparency is key | 3/18/2020

Search for: Intalere’s Steve Kiewiet: “Transparency is Key” Editor’s Note: To answer questions on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the U.S. healthcare supply chain, The Journal of Healthcare Contracting reached out to Steve Kiewiet, Chief Commercial Officer for Intalere. He offered the following comments. JHC: What are some best practices of leading IDNs, health systems and hospitals that have disaster and disruption plans in place? How are they …

AHRMM Senior Director to supply chain leaders: Review and implement CDC strategies | 3/18/2020

Search for: AHRMM Senior Director to supply chain leaders: Review and implement CDC strategies To help answer questions on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the U.S. healthcare supply chain, The Journal of Healthcare Contracting reached out to Michael Schiller, CMRP, senior director, Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM), a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA). The following are his responses. The Journal of …

Scammers may be trafficking counterfeit or faulty products during COVID-19 – The Journal of Healthcare Contracting | 3/17/2020

TOPICS: counterfeit grey market By Chaun Powell, Group Vice President, Strategic Supplier Engagement, Premier Inc. Healthcare providers are working around the clock to safely care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the last thing they need to worry about is whether their products are reliable, safe and legitimate. Unfortunately, a grey market is amassing around personal protective equipment (PPE), as unauthorized, third-party sellers hawk masks, gowns and …

Leading IDNs are being judicious with supply orders “for the foreseeable future,” GPO executive says | 3/16/2020

… assess the situation for our readers to try and make sense of what is going on. The following are responses from Chaun Powell, MBA, group vice president, strategic supplier engagement, Premier. The Journal of Healthcare Contracting (JHC): How are you working with member organizations to identify and mitigate potential impacts or supply disruptions? Chaun Powell: This is an incredibly challenging and fluid situation with variables that are in constant flux …

Healthcare Contracting Attorney - Tampa, FL - UnitedHealth Group - Tampa, FL | 3/15/2020

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Rivet Takes on Healthcare Pricing Transparency with $8.25 Million in Series A Funding | PR Newswire | 3/10/2020

… network” status with insurance companies. Rivet’s reimbursement contract management tool allows providers to easily track and audit their payer contracts while also benchmarking what competitive rates should be from plan to plan. Where understanding healthcare contracting and pricing used to need years of experience, Rivet’s platform makes it possible with a user-friendly interface and the click of a button. “At its core, Rivet’s cloud-based platform is modernizing an …

Supply Chain Executive Profile: Tracy Griffin | 11/18/2019

Supply Chain Executive Profile: Tracy Griffin IDN Opportunities Executive Director of Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Cone Health, Greensboro, North Carolina Editor’s note: Tracy Griffin was recognized among “Women Leaders in Supply Chain” last year by the Journal of Healthcare Contracting , sister publication to Repertoire . Here are comments from nominator Tim Nedley, vice president, materials management, UPMC: “Tracy and I worked together at Owens & Minor from 2000 to 2005, and …

The Roadmap to Non-Acute Success | 10/30/2019

… financial models. To get the most out of your health system’s investments in the care continuum, supply chain leaders need a comprehensive strategy to address the many facets of non-acute. The Journal of Healthcare Contracting has worked with McKesson Medical-Surgical, a leader in non-acute care supply chain strategies, to develop a roadmap for driving out costs and providing better care. The Roadmap to Success in Health Systems …

National Accounts Today Episode 1: Peter Allen | 10/30/2019

National Accounts Today Episode 1: Peter Allen October 30, 2019 // by ANAE After 22 years on the supplier side of the table followed by a decade working for a GPO, Pete Allen has a pretty thorough understanding of all facets of healthcare contracting and national accounts. Pete started his career working for Kimberly Clark and BD. A decade ago, he was approached for a position at Novation – one of the …

Will today’s ‘kickback’ be tomorrow’s ‘value-based arrangement?’ | 10/25/2019

… tech companies? How about companies that offer traditional devices as well as software? The answers they ultimately arrive at will affect the supply chain. Share Moving Media – publisher of Repertoire and the Journal of Healthcare Contracting – asked AdvaMed, the Washington, D.C.-based association for medical manufacturers, to comment on the proposed rules and their potential importance to suppliers. Terry Chang, M.D., vice president, assistant general counsel, director, legal and medical …

Proposed rules from HHS could change what’s accepted and what’s not in today’s expanding continuum of care | 10/25/2019

… tech companies? How about companies that offer traditional devices as well as software? The answers they ultimately arrive at will affect the supply chain. Share Moving Media – publisher of Repertoire and the Journal of Healthcare Contracting – asked AdvaMed, the Washington, D.C.-based association for medical manufacturers, to comment on the proposed rules and their potential importance to suppliers. Terry Chang, M.D., vice president, assistant general counsel, director, legal and medical …

Making Contracts Work | 10/17/2019

… rewarding) work begins Patric Merritt, senior director of national accounts and strategic alliances for Cantel, was recently named National Account Executive of the Year by the Association of National Accounts Executives. The Journal of Healthcare Contracting interviewed Merritt and found that, all things considered, the job of the national account director isn’t all that different from that of the supply chain executive. For both, negotiating win-win contracts is essential …

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration Subject of Newest Intalere Illuminated Path Podcast | PRWeb | 9/23/2019

… of Episode 11 of its Illuminated Path Podcast Series, featuring Intalere Chief Operating Officer Todd Larkin offering insight on Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration. Larkin was recently named in The Journal of Healthcare Contracting as one of the “Ten People to Watch in Healthcare Contracting.” Armed with his experience at Express Scripts, MasterCard and IBM, Larkin has quickly utilized his skills in contracting, procurement and supply chain management …