Tag Archives: visibility

GHX Launches Provider Intelligence to Enhance Visibility

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder –especially when it comes to data. SCM professionals, financial and operational executives may ultimately share common goals, but they also have very separate day to day interests. Each may require a different view of the same data before everyone can get on the same page. The definition of “visibility” not only has a different meaning for each of these departments, it’s probably fair to say that when looking across the various disciplines and corresponding interests that define “supply chain,” you’ll hear different definitions of the same term. For example, while certain groups [...]


Cloud-enabled Supply Chain Management –Skip Ahead to Best in Class Solutions

Thomas Finn - January 4, 2012 5:18 PM | Categories: Healthcare Providers, Technology

The debate over the viability of “the cloud” as a computing architecture is over. Fortunately, IT executives have moved past the coffee house chatter and sifted through the hype. By realizing the difference between the cloud as an architecture and the cloud as a third party service, most are now mired in sorting out how best to take advantage. Indeed, it’s not a matter of “if,” but “how” healthcare providers are going to implement “cloud computing” and according to a recent KLAS news release, 71% already have or are in the process. Although security issues remain a hot topic of [...]


Avoiding Procurement Malpractice –Part III

Thomas Finn - November 22, 2011 4:14 PM | Categories: Healthcare Providers, Technology

Healthcare Matters would like to thank Paul Martyn, vice president supply chain, BravoSolution, for his series of posts on “Avoiding Procurement Malpractice.” Thus far, we’ve examined spend visibility and analysis as critical elements of best-in-class procurement practices. In this final installment, we will focus on the role of process. When you combine the volatility of today’s business climate with the complexity of trading partner relationships, the pressure on procurement organizations to “get it right” when selecting (and rationalizing) suppliers is greater now than ever.  And “getting it right” at the scale of a large enterprise where policies and processes must [...]