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January 2, 2018

UPMC-created startup raises $2M to increase staff and space

A Cranberry Township-based integrated supply chain company created by UPMC has raised $2 million and tagged the capital to ramp up staff by 40 percent.

January 2, 2018

Take it From a Former Road Warrior: User Conferences Have Come of Age

When done well, user conferences bring customers and qualified prospects together in increasingly engaging formats. They have become staged, anticipated events, if not exclusive, peer-to-peer gatherings.

December 20, 2017

ProdigoContracts – A Horse of a Different Color

Pittsburgh’s Prodigo Solutions is nicely defined by the company it keeps. Counting roughly half of the U.S. News & World Reports Top 15 Honorees and about the same percentage

December 20, 2017

Why Healthcare Needs Value-Based Supply Chain Management

Healthcare supply chain — the holistic flow of relationships between suppliers and customers — is about efficiently delivering low cost care as goods and supplies, such as a

December 20, 2017

Why Executives are Demanding Supply Chain Management Value

As hospitals transition into the value-based payment realm, they remain focused on effectively slashing costs. Supply chain management is the second largest expense for healthcare

December 20, 2017

Turning the crimson tide of process inefficiency and waste

Ten years ago this May, a group of 13 pharmaceutical and medical device companies convened a kick-off meeting in Princeton, NJ, that concentrated on a critical but daunting array of

December 20, 2017

Tightening Up the Chain

From logistics to management to material goods, supply chains can account for anywhere from 25 to 40 percent of the overall budgets of health care institutions. That huge chunk of

December 20, 2017

Tackling the Supply Chain with Technology

Supply chain expenses rank as the second largest cost in a health system budget. This requires health systems to look for solutions to control costs without sacrificing quality of care.

December 20, 2017

Supply chain management software claims to save hospitals 12% annually

Many hospitals are overpaying for supplies because of lack of communication about supply contracts. Michael DeLuca and Bob Pavlik noticed the inefficiency when they entered the