FRISCO, TX, April 2, 2019 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Today Valify, the leading healthcare cost management company, announces the launch of the new Valify Marketplace, a comprehensive vendor catalog of products and services that allows healthcare organizations to search, compare, and select the best vendors for their needs. Today’s launch comes as a result of Valify’s September 2018 acquisition of Lucro, a Nashville-based digitalplatform for health systems to evaluate vendors. The Valify Marketplace has already been named to CIO Review’s list of the “50 most promising healthcare solutions of 2019.”
During the fourth quarter of last year, the annual UPS (as in "What can brown do for you?") Pain in the (Supply) Chain survey was published. This survey takes the vitals of the healthcare supply chain around the world, identifies pain points and reveals top strategies of logistics executives at pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech companies across the world.
In the past, Ive occasionally been a little harsh on supply chain leaders because they have historically not focused on finding savings within their purchased services categories. However, today is a new day and purchased services is finally getting the attention it deserves within the healthcare industry.
Most supply chain leaders are being asked to contract for purchased services, but are they up to the task? Although some purchased services categories are easy to understand (medical gas, EVS distribution, etc.), most require a completely different skill set or a unique process that is far removed from traditional materials management projects.