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November 13, 2019

From The Journal of Healthcare Contracting

  • JHC hosts "6 Purchased Services Myths" webinar
  • From ANAE

  • National Accounts Today podcast with Amazon-expert John Ghiorso
  • Distributor News

  • Cook Medical makes changes to leadership of its Asia-Pacific region
  • Manufacturer News

  • Abbott CEO Miles White to step down, Robert Ford named as successor
  • BD submits pre-market approval supplement to FDA for BD Onclarity HPV Test with Extended Genotyping Capabilities
  • NantHealth receives marketing authorization from FDA for Omics Core assay
  • Provider Services News

  • UnitedHealth Group names Optum CEO Sir Andrew Witty as group president
  • Multi-part public financing package to help subsidize first med school in Wichita, KS
  • Hospital and IDN News

  • Univ. of Vermont Health Network launches $151M Epic EHR system
  • Emory University breaks ground on new cancer care facility
  • Logan Memorial Hospital appoints David Brash as CEO
  • Texas hospital operator files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
  • San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital names Steve Barron as CEO
  • Healthcare IT News

  • Tecsys Inc. CEO named Quebec's Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" for Technology
  • GPO News

  • Invisian Medical receives Innovative Technology contract from Vizient
  • From The Journal of Healthcare Contracting
    JHC hosts "6 Purchased Services Myths" webinar

    The Journal of Healthcare Contracting (JHC)
    will host the webinar “6 Purchased Services Myths” on December 9 (12/9), at 2 p.m. ET. JHC Publisher John Pritchard will moderate as Valify and Wellspan expose some of the most widely held myths and misconceptions about purchased services, such as:
    1. “I know what I’m spending.”
    2. "You can’t benchmark purchased services.”
    3. "I can pull the data from my ERP and identify savings efficiently.”
    4. “We already did that category. We’re good.”
    5. “I’ve been working with the same vendor for years. I know I have a good contract.”
    6. “I can pull data reports from my ERP and manage projects efficiently.”
    The presenters and myth busters for the webinar are Missa Crow, sales director for Valify, and Stephanie Warner, manager of procurement and contracting – purchased services for Wellspan.

    Register for the free webinar here!

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    From ANAE
    National Accounts Today podcast with Amazon-expert John Ghiorso
     Amazon-expert John Ghiorso, CEO of Seattle-based Orca Pacific, an Amazon marketing agency, recently spoke with John Pritchard, host of the National Accounts Today podcast and CEO of ANAE, about Amazon’s role and future as a business-to-business distribution channel in healthcare and other industries. (Continue reading)
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    Distributor News
    Cook Medical makes changes to leadership of its Asia-Pacific region

          (L) Creissel; (R) Thomas
     Cook Medical announced named Jean-Marc Creissel as VP and director of Asia-Pacific. In his new role, Creissel will lead the Asia-Pacific teams “to transform Cook Medical into a truly modern global company with patients, customers and employees at the heart of daily operations. He will grow the teams’ capabilities to help deliver innovative medical solutions and enhance patient care worldwide,” the company said. Creissel joined Cook in 1990 and most recently was VP of operations in Greater China and Southeast Asia. Creissel will remain based in Hong Kong. Creissel succeeds Barry Thomas, who is stepping toward retirement after more than 10 years in the region. Thomas will focus on his role as VP and representative director of Cook Japan, where he will advise operations and strategic planning. He will align the needs of the local team with the regional and global functions that support physician connections in Japan. Thomas will remain based in Australia and will have dedicated time spent in the Cook Japan office. Learn more.
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    Manufacturer News
    Abbott CEO Miles White to step down, Robert Ford named as successor

               (L) White; (R) Ford
     Abbott (Abbott Park, IL) announced that Miles D. White will step down as CEO on March 31, 2020. White has been in the role for 21 years. He will remain Executive Chairman of the Board. Abbott’s board has unanimously appointed Robert B. Ford to succeed White as CEO. Ford has been with the company for 23 years and has been president and COO since October 2018. He has also been elected to the board. Ford has served in many leadership roles within the company, including in the Nutrition and Medical Device businesses. As EVP of Medical Devices, he oversaw the integration of St. Jude Medical, Abbott's largest acquisition, and led Abbott's Diabetes Care business and the launch of FreeStyle Libre. Learn more here.
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    BD submits pre-market approval supplement to FDA for BD Onclarity HPV Test with Extended Genotyping Capabilities
    BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (Franklin Lakes, NJ) submitted a pre-market approval (PMA) supplement to the FDA for an expanded version of its BD Onclarity HPV Assay. The FDA-approved BD Onclarity HPV Assay detects 14 types of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) from specimens collected for cervical cancer screening in the BD SurePath Collection Vial. The BD Onclarity HPV Assay is the only FDA-approved assay to individually identify and report HPV genotypes 16, 18, and 45. The PMA supplement seeks approval for genotype reporting beyond those three HPV genotypes to include types 31, 51, 52, and eight additional types. The FDA submission includes data collected during a three year follow up of subjects from BD’s prospective, multi-center clinical trial conducted in the U.S. that included more than 33,500 women, including those who received HPV vaccines and those who did not. Read more here.
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    NantHealth receives marketing authorization from FDA for Omics Core assay
    NantHealth (Culver City, CA) has received marketing authorization from the FDA for its Omics Core assay, a whole exome sequencing in vitro diagnostic (IVD) test that can report overall tumor mutational burden (TMB) in cancer tissue. The test enables TMB reporting by sequencing 19,396 protein-coding – whole exome – genes, targeting 39 million base pairs (39 Mb) of the human genome from the patient tumor, matching them with a regular sample to accurately determine the total TMB. Read more here.
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    Provider Services News
    UnitedHealth Group names Optum CEO Sir Andrew Witty as group president
    UnitedHealth Group (Minnetonka, MN) has appointed Sir Andrew Witty as UnitedHealth Group president. In this role, he will oversee enterprise business strategy formulation, enterprise business development and partnerships as well as oversight of enterprise research and development and clinical capacities, all in addition to his duties as CEO of Optum. In March 2018, Witty was named EVP of UnitedHealth Group and CEO for Optum. Witty was knighted in 2012 for services to the U.K. economy.
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    Multi-part public financing package to help subsidize first med school in Wichita, KS
    A multi-part public financing package worth about $35.5 million to help subsidize the creation of Wichita’s first medical school has been approved by the Wichita City Council. The package will use several financial instruments to provide the development company, Douglas Market Development LLC, with public assistance in a $90 million plan to redevelop four downtown Wichita, KS, buildings into a campus for training osteopathic physicians. The new school will be called the Kansas Health Science Center. Read more here.
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    Hospital and IDN News
    Univ. of Vermont Health Network launches $151M Epic EHR system
    The University of Vermont Health Network has launched a $151 million Epic EHR system. It went live last weekend at UVM Medical Center and three network affiliates, including Central Vermont Medical Center (Berlin, VT), Porter Medical Center (Middlebury, VT), and Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (Plattsburgh, NY). Two other New York hospitals within the network will begin participating within the next two years. Read more here.
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    Emory University breaks ground on new cancer care facility
    Emory University Hospital Midtown and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University broke ground on a new building designed for cancer care. The new 17-story, 450,000-square-foot facility is expected to include 64 inpatient beds, 26 observation beds, as well as six operating rooms for both inpatient and outpatient procedures, a modern radiation oncology facility, and state-of-the-art imaging modalities. It was funded in part from a $400 million gift from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, with $200 million dedicated exclusively for the development of a new cancer center facility in Midtown Atlanta. Read more here.
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    Logan Memorial Hospital appoints David Brash as CEO
    Logan Memorial Hospital (Russellville, KY) has appointed David Brash as CEO, effective Dec. 2. Brash served as interim CEO of the hospital since May. He previously served as VP and CEO of physician services for Ballad Health (Johnson City, TN) and as president and CEO of Wellmont Medical Associates (Kingsport, TN).
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    Texas hospital operator files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
     Walker County Hospital Corp., dba Huntsville Memorial Hospital (Huntsville, TX), filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. Factors that pushed the filing include significant financial losses and failed attempts to create a network of clinics. Walker County Hospital Corp. is a private, nonprofit organization and entered bankruptcy as the hospital tries to finalize an agreement with a strategic partner. The hospital district gave authority to its chairman Anne Woodard to execute an asset purchase agreement with the hospital corporation. Read more here.
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    San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital names Steve Barron as CEO
    San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital (Banning, CA) named Steve Barron as CEO. Barron has previously served as the interim CEO. The hospital’s board approved a three-year contract for Barron. Prior to serving San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital, he was VP of operations for Southern California at Dignity Health.
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    Healthcare IT News
    Tecsys Inc. CEO named Quebec's Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" for Technology
     Ernst & Young LLP named Peter Brereton, president and CEO of Tecsys Inc., as an “Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 - Quebec Award” winner in the Technology category. "Entrepreneur of the Year" recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Brereton was recognized for his achievements by an independent panel of judges.
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    GPO News
    Invisian Medical receives Innovative Technology contract from Vizient
     Invisian Medical (Kansas City, MO) announced it received a 2019 Innovative Technology contract from Vizient, Inc. (Irving, TX) for its Minne Ties Agile MMF product line, a patent pending technology for jaw fixation related to fractures and other jaw surgeries. The contract offers Vizient’s members enhanced savings on the purchase of Minne Ties. Invented by surgeon Dr. Alan Johnson, Minne Ties Agile MMF offers a new, cost-effective method to rapidly, simply and safely achieve maxillomandibular fixation (MMF), which is required for treatment of jaw fractures and other jaw-related surgeries, the company says. Minne Ties is non-invasive and eliminates sharp wires and screws that can injure surgeons and damage patients’ gums, tooth roots, and mouth. Learn more here.
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