ASC supply chain tip of the day: Price-check GPOs

 

Not all group purchasing organizations are the same, according to Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems Chief Nursing Officer Ann Geier, RN.

Ms. Geier shared tips for ASCs to improve inventory management practices on the company's blog.

One insight she shared:

"GPOs can help ASCs achieve purchasing savings and efficiencies because they aggregate purchasing volume and then use this leverage to negotiate pricing discounts. But not all GPOs are the same. Differences can include pricing (some have no annual fees), manufacturers on contract and services offered. Even if you have a good relationship with your GPO, it's always worth examining what other GPOs may offer."

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