In Search of the Perfect Order?

Realizing an ambitious goal makes us feel good. Setting a goal and failing to live up to it doesn’t. While procurement organizations continue to make great strides in placing additional spend under management, the lofty expectations that originally drove the early rush to P2P automation have been lowered on certain fronts. Yes, it’s easy to point to less-than-stellar implementations and/or technologies that just weren’t up to task, but there are other culprits—like the danger in placing too much focus on process and/or our tendency to take a “permanent breather” after a failed attempt. In short, while process efficiency/automation is obviously [...]


Applied Analytics: Deloitte Survey Reveals Forensic Mindset Needed to Assess Supply Chain Risks

As complexity in global supply chain networks continues to increase, less than one-third (26 percent) of business executives are using data analytics tools and processes to help manage third party relationship risks, according to a new Deloitte survey. Thirteen percent of those surveyed are still learning how to use analytics software and 22 percent use no data analytics at all. “Many market leading companies leverage advanced data analytics tools and forensic accounting to identify anomalies in their transactional data,” said Mark Pearson, principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. “Using a forensic mindset when analyzing big data can provide value to [...]


UK’s Competition Commission Forcing HCA to Sell Two London Hospitals

Thomas Finn - April 2, 2014 7:56 AM

It appears that HCA International, owned by HCA Holdings, has become a victim of its own success. By...


No April Fools: Insurance Exchange Achieves Target Enrollment Threshold

Thomas Finn - April 2, 2014 6:24 AM

More than 7 million Americans successfully signed up for health plans as of late yesterday. The tall...


ConvergeHEALTH Announces Yet Another Collaboration: Moffitt Cancer Center/M2Gen Joins the Consortium

Thomas Finn - April 1, 2014 12:54 PM

ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte is announcing that M2Gen, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Moffitt Cancer Cen...


Patient Safety Through Nurse Workplace Transformation: New RWJF Policy Brief Examines Progress Since 2004 IOM Study

Thomas Finn - April 1, 2014 7:43 AM

Princeton, NJ — A decade ago, a report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) offered the startling ...


ACell Enters National Purchasing Agreement with Novation, Awarded Innovative Technology Designation for MatriStem® Devices

Thomas Finn - March 31, 2014 10:55 AM

ACell, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacturing and c...


Single Use Devices (SUDs) –Sustainability and Cost Savings Creating Perfect Storm For Demand Growth

Thomas Finn - March 31, 2014 8:04 AM

The size of the medical disposables market is massive and still growing. According to a recent repor...


ECRI Institute Releases Free Top 10 Technology Watch List for the Hospital C-Suite

Thomas Finn - March 28, 2014 8:06 AM

ECRI Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to researching the best approaches to patient care, recently a...


FAQ: What Are The Penalties For Not Getting Insurance?

Thomas Finn - March 27, 2014 8:26 AM

The Affordable Care Act has started to resemble life itself  –a series of diminishments. Whet...


March 31 is an Unproductive Deadline: The “Doctor Fix” Put On Hold for Another Year

Thomas Finn - March 26, 2014 12:06 PM

Lawmakers have agreed to yet another 12th hour, 12 month “temporary patch” to the issue known as...


Obamacare Enrollment Woes: No Fines, No Compliance

Thomas Finn - March 26, 2014 7:51 AM

Late yesterday, Amy Goldstein of the Washington Post reported what close observers of Obamacare’s ...


Pricing Transparency: Are Taxpayers Swinging at Windmills?

Thomas Finn - March 25, 2014 11:33 AM

Regardless of your politics, most of us can agree that the market for health care in the United Stat...


Multi-Billion Cap Healthcare Companies that Might Receive Tender Offers in 2014

Thomas Finn - March 24, 2014 2:01 PM

With so much cash on the sidelines, healthcare investors (actually, investors of all stripes) are ...


Affordable Care Act (ACA) Hits 4th Anniversary

Thomas Finn - March 24, 2014 10:53 AM

What follows is President Barack Obama’s statement, made yesterday, on the 4th anniversary of ...


FORTUNE Magazine Names Owens & Minor “2014 World’s Most Admired Company”

Thomas Finn - March 24, 2014 6:01 AM

Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE:OMI) announced that it has been named to the “2014 World’s Most Ad...