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IN THIS ISSUE... HEALTHCARE


PURCHASING EWS N 10


March 2018 • Volume 42, No. 3


SPECIAL FOCUS 6 Newswire/Fast Stats


10 RESILIENCE PARRIES WITH RELEVANCE How, why will GPOs continue to resonate as new competitors emerge?


INFECTION PREVENTION 18 Prevention Update


OPERATING ROOM 18


26 NEW SURGICAL PRODUCTS INSTRUMENTAL TO ENHANCING OPERATING ROOM EXPERIENCE As long as the demand for more complex surgical procedures continues, manufacturers will continue to develop the products that surgeons need to perform them.


32 Instruments & Accessory Sources 41 AORN Product Spotlights


CS CONNECTION


46 THE PITFALLS AND TRIUMPHS OF IFUs Manufacturers, CS/SPD professionals and others in the healthcare industry work to improve IFU usability and accessibility.


46 Instrumental News 26


54 IAHCSMM Viewpoint Maintaining case cart & containers critical for safety, success by Julie E. Williamson


56 CS Solutions


Super-heat explained; a sink in every room; healthcare air 101 by Ray Taurasi


58 Self-Study Series The case for residual soil detection testing by Delores O’Connell


46


PRODUCTS & SERVICES 64 New Technology


EXPERT EXCLUSIVES 72


4 SKU’d Bootstraps bingo


64


People & Opinions Scan for Surgery: A new era for patient level data by the St. James’s Hospital team


72 Worth Repeating


74 Standard Practices The standard elements of collaborative value creation by Karen Conway


76 Periscope Care-based contracting should defi ne Supply Chain activities by Dee Donatelli


75 Advertiser Index/Classifi ed 2 March 2018 • HEALTHCARE PURCHASING NEWS • hpnonline.com


64 TRACKING RTLS How should providers pinpoint ROI, value?


66 Data security concerns should not overcome RTLS allure yet Reality: No system is ‘hack-proof’


18 PREVENTION INTENTION Teamwork, research, and training: Keys to reducing hospital-acquired infections


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