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Optimizing Physician Preference Items To Reduce Operating Costs: A 5-Step Process

It’s no secret that health care organizations routinely engage in a delicate balancing act. It’s one that has them carefully considering their efforts to improve patient experience and care alongside their need to maintain optimal profitability. Supply chain costs consistently emerge as a critical component in every discussion around sustaining

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Is it Time to Invest in a Supply Chain Partner?

Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) have been around for a long time, allowing health care organizations to align and use their combined purchasing power to secure the best available pricing for a range of goods and services. GPOs have been a boon to health care organizations. Indeed, Advantus Health Partners, an

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Advantus Health Partners Announces Strategic Collaboration with Medline

CINCINNATI, Ohio (June 20, 2023) — Today, at a grand opening of Medline’s new distribution center in West Jefferson, Ohio, Advantus Health Partners President, Dan Hurry spoke about the significance of Medline’s unique strategic relationship with Advantus, which will support improvement of quality patient care and operating performance of Advantus’s growing

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Advantus’ Webinar on Bridging the Price Gap in Rural Hospital Supply Chain

On May 25th, Advantus Health Partners held a webinar with the American Hospital Association (AHA), “Bridging the Price Gap in Rural Hospital Supply Chain.” In the webinar, Advantus’ president, Dan Hurry, shared strategies rural and community hospitals can use to optimize their supply chain. See the full transcript below. AHA

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Supply Chain Plays a Vital, Strategic Role in Health Care

Health care organizations face many challenges in their supply chain that add to its complexity. “In health care supply chain, we lack a universal language. If you look at the retail world, you have universal product codes that help the intelligence for the digital supply chain and the flow of


Advantus Health Partners Expands Hospitality Services

Collaboration with best-in-class hospitality and support service partner enhances purchased services offerings Cincinnati, Ohio (May 24, 2023) — Advantus Health Partners and HHS announced today their strategic partnership to expand hospitality services for Advantus members, delivering a patient-centric hospitality approach for food and nutrition services, hospital patient transport and environmental


Four Common Myths about Healthcare Technology Management

Managing healthcare technology is complex. Outside of just break-fix, you’re optimizing capital, managing downtime, coordinating upgrades, and most importantly ensuring patient safety. What is healthcare technology management (HTM)? The Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) program offered by Advantus Health Partners considers all the above and more. In partnership with GE HealthCare,

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Dan Hurry Earns 2023 GHX Supply Chain Leadership Award

Advantus president recognized for transforming health care supply chain CINCINNATI, Ohio (May 10, 2023) — Dan Hurry, president of Advantus Health Partners, was recognized today at the GHX Summit 2023 for winning the Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) Supply Chain Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals, from provider and/or supplier organizations, who


Join our Rural Health Webinar: Bridging the Price Gap in Rural Supply Chain

Are your rural hospitals paying higher supply chain costs? Did you know that rural and community hospitals are some of the most underserved when it comes to supply chain operations? The data shows that these hospitals pay about 30-40% more on supply chain costs than an IDN. Rural hospitals are

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Try a New Approach to Find Health Care Supply Chain Savings

As health systems face continued financial challenges, 47% of health care leaders say supply cost reductions will be among their top cost-saving initiatives this year. These reductions will demand difficult choices around what to cut and necessitate an agile response in an inflationary environment. The old ways of doing things

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