Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) has unveiled its annual list of the healthcare provider organizations being recognized as the 2018GHX “Best 50” for their work in improving operational performance and driving down costs through supply chain automation.
To select the Best 50, GHX looked at the performance of more than 4,100 hospitals in the U.S. and Canada connected to the GHX electronic trading exchange. GHX identified the 50 healthcare organizations that scored highest in areas such as maximizing document automation, Exchange utilization and trading partner connections during the 2018 calendar year.
The 2018 GHX Best 50 customers are as follows (in alphabetical order):
Allina Health, Minneapolis, Minn.
Aspirus, Inc., Wausau, Wis.
Baptist Health, Jacksonville, Fla.
Baptist Health – Little Rock, Ark.
Blanchard Valley Health System, Findlay, Ohio
Bon Secours Health System, Marriottsville, Md.
Catholic Health System WNY, Buffalo, N.Y.
Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham, Ala.
Community Medical Centers – Fresno, Calif.
El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, Calif.
Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis, Minn.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Baton Rouge, La.
Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack, N.J.
Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Mich.
Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Penn.
MedStar Health, Columbia, Md.
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, Texas
Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Mount Sinai Health System, New York, N.Y.
North Memorial Health, Robbinsdale, Minn.
NorthBay Healthcare, Fairfield, Calif.
NYU Langone Health, New York, N.Y.
Ochsner Health System, Harahan, La.
Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, Texas
Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, Colo.
Riverside Health System, Newport News, Va.
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Conn.
San Antonio Regional Hospital, Upland, Calif.
Scripps Health, San Diego, Calif.
Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Wash.
Southwest General Health Center, Cleveland, Ohio
St. Joseph’s Health, Syracuse, N.Y.
St. Luke’s Health System, Boise, Idaho
Stanford Health Care, Stanford, Calif.
The Christ Hospital Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio
Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, Ariz.
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
UCLA Healthcare, Los Angeles, Calif.
UCSF Health, San Francisco, Calif
UF Health, Jacksonville, Fla.
University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kan.
University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, Md.
University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City, Utah
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va.
UW Medicine – Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Wash.
UW Medicine – University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Wash.
UW Medicine – Valley Medical Center, Renton, Wash.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.
Westchester Medical Center Health Network, Valhalla, N.Y.
Yale New Haven Health System, New Haven, Conn.
Best 50 Criteria
Criteria period is a full calendar year, Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2018. To qualify for the Best 50 list, providers must have:
- Four complete closed quarters on the GHX Exchange (from first PO date)
- More than 10,000 PO lines processed annually
Best 50 providers are ranked for each of the following “big three” exception types (the lower the exception rate, the higher the rank):
- Price Exception (price exceptions/PO lines)
- SKU Exception (SKU exceptions/PO lines)
- UOM Exception (UOM exceptions/PO lines)
Rankings also take into account:
- Gross transaction volume (GTV) per bed (i.e., PO GTV / staffed beds)
- Number of PO trading partners