The March Edition of our RHA Newsletter is out for review. 

 

In it you will find information on the following: 

  • Q1 2019 Group Buys
  • Continued Education Opportunities
  • Important Events
  • Expired & New Contracts
  • Healthcare Trivia
  • And More! 

If you would like to review the Newsletter and you are a member, please check your email as it is sent out. 

Also, the answer to this edition's trivia question can be found here:

Q: What is a hemodialyzer?

A: A Mechanical Kidney 

 

 

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Chad Fullmer has accepted a position as the VP of Business Development with the Rural Health Alliance (RHA), effective immediately.

Fullmer has an extensive 18- year background in the healthcare industry. Fullmer recently worked for a national Group Purchasing Organization servicing the upper Midwest. Fullmer also worked with Ethicon (J&J) where he was responsible for negotiating supply chain contracts, facilitating client service, managing budgets and coordinating resident clinical training. During his career, Fullmer was recognized for exemplary performance by earning the Division Rookie of the Year award and two Division Most Valuable Representative awards.

Fullmer will focus on RHA new business development.  He will work with prospective healthcare clients offering expertise in contract utilization, operational improvements, and potential consultative solutions. Fullmer will bring value to RHA by offering differentiated strategies that will enable organizations to effectively save money, grow revenue and profitability.

The RHA officially welcomed Fullmer to the team Tuesday, February 19th, and is looking forward to the business growth and client value Fullmer will bring.

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Here is a link to an article geared towards Materials Management / Supply Chain Leadership. There's good information on supply chain management strategies – it’s main focus is to “just say no” when it comes to bad behaviors, and how to invest in management systems that drive compliance and cut waste.

 

Give this a read if you have some time: http://spendmatters.com/2019/01/07/a-2019-wish-u-s-healthcare-supply-chain-leadership-will-learn-to-just-say-no/

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The January Edition for the RHA Newsletter is out to view.

This newsletter will contain information on:

  • New Pre-Commitment Offerings
  • Webinar Information for Reducing Harm from Diagnostic Error
  • Q1 - 2019 Group Buys
  • Contracts Expiring without replacement in January
  • New Contract Opportunities in January
  • Continued Education Opportunities
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Healthcare Trivia
  • and More!

If you would like to review the Newsletter, Click Here: RHA_Newsletter__January_2019.pdf

The next edition will come out February 2019. 

 

* The Answer to the Trivia Question: 

Trypanophobia is the fear of what? 

Answer: Needles and shots

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The December Edition for the RHA Newsletter is out to view.

This newsletter will contain information on:

  • New Pre-Commitment Offerings
  • Vizient Savings Actualizer Information
  • Q4 Group Buys
  • Contracts Expiring without replacement in December
  • New Contract Opportunities in December
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Healthcare Trivia
  • and More!

If you would like to review the Newsletter, Click Here: RHA Newsletter December 2018

The next edition will come out in January 2019. 

 

* The Answer to the Trivia Question: 

What hereditary blood defect is known as "the royal disease"? 

Answer: Hemophilia 

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The November Edition for the RHA Newsletter is out to view.

This newsletter will contain information on:

  • BD Expiring Items
  • Q4 Group Buys
  • Contracts Expiring in November
  • New Contract Opportunities in November
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Healthcare Trivia
  • and More!

If you would like to review the Newsletter, Click Here: RHA_Newsletter__November_2018 (002).pdf

The next edition will come out in December. 

 

* The Answer to the Trivia Question: 

What brain operation was tried first on a 63-year-old female at George Washington Hospital in 1956?

Answer: Lobotomy

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The October Edition for the RHA Newsletter is out to view.

This newsletter will contain information on:

  • Novaplus
  • Q4 Group Buys
  • Contracts Expiring in October
  • New Contract Opportunities in October
  • New members
  • Healthcare Trivia
  • and More!

If you would like to review the Newsletter, click here: RHA_Newsletter__October_2018 (002).docx

The next edition will come out in November. 

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The RHA newsletter came back for September 2018!

This newsletter will include information for:

  • Group Buys
  • National Collaborative
  • Vizient Catalog
  • Continuing Education
  • Expiring Contracts
  • New Contracts
  • Healthcare Trivia

And many more! 

The newsletter came back because the RHA team wanted to provide the most current information that is also easily accessible to our members. To view the September 2018 RHA Newsletter, click here: RHA Newsletter - September 2018.docx

The next edition will come out October 2018. 

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Rural Health Alliance leverages collective purchasing power to get deals on products and supplies that individual organizations aren’t able to get on their own. We provide valuable “soft cost” savings by helping organizations standardize and streamline their purchasing practices. The savings customers achieve enable them to afford top-quality doctors, technologies, and supplies for their patients. We simplify your process!

Procurement faster, easier, and more cost-effective. Simplify by letting RHA:

  • Locate suppliers and researching products
  • Handle contract negotiations
  • Leverage market information and market trends
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable laws

Maximize your GPO: Simplify by letting RHA:

  • Identify standardization opportunities
  • Ensure price/tier connections with Suppliers/Distributors
  • Utilize local, custom, national contract strategy
  • Aggregate spend for deeper discounts
  • Participate in Group Buys
  • Provide Education and Webinars
  • Price transparency
  • Market trending strategic planning for the future

Non-Health Care Savings- Simplified:

Nearly half of the $40 billion in healthcare companies’ annual savings from GPOs actually came from non-medical product purchases like office equipment, janitorial supplies, and food.

  • RHA Provides savings up to 30% on shredding and destruction services
  • Up to 20%on office supplies and janitorial supplies
  • Up to 15%on food spend and equipment
  • Up to 10% on technology and capital expense

RHA Collaborative is giving members market leading prices on the supplies they want while offering Choice, Flexibility, and Aggressive Supply Chain Pricing. 

We focus on supply chain so members can focus on patient care! Simply the best!

Contact us for ways to simplify and reduce your healthcare expenditures: https://www.myrha.com/contact-us/

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