Key questions that will make a difference in your bottom line this year:

 

What is a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO)?

A GPO is a Group Purchasing Organization. GPOs combine (aggregate) the purchasing power of all their members to negotiate large discounts directly with manufacturers and service providers. This enables the individual practice to access discounts they could not achieve on their own. As a healthcare performance improvement company we focus on helping you drive financial and operational improvement so you can sustainably meet the needs of your community. Our focus is on helping you to build the required core competencies and bridge operational gaps so you can be successful both today and into tomorrow. Rural Health Alliance offers a variety of assets and deep operational competencies that allows us to work with any health system to improve their performance.

What is a Channel Partner?

Rural Health Alliance in an affiliate partner of Vizient (acute care) and Provista (non-acute care).  Vizient/Provista has chosen to work with established leaders in the healthcare industry to further support provider success in achieving sustainable performance improvement.  Affiliate relationships are formed with the commitment to deliver the highest quality and the broadest range of products and services to our clients, enabling them to respond to the challenges of healthcare reform and thrive in an increasingly complex and competitive environment. Vizient extends the benefits of their national contract portfolio/pricing/programs through an affiliate network. Regional affiliates are located across the country and act as an extended sales/client manager network that provides outstanding member service(s) on a local level.

What is included in your current GPO services?
Included in the Rural Health Alliance (RHA) program:
  • It’s free to join.  We do not charge annual fees like some GPOs do.
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Pharmacy products and NOVAPLUS Program
  • Laboratory, Dietary, and Radiology products
  • Office and business equipment and supplies (Purchase Services)
  • Retail discount for members’ staff & families (Employee Discount Program)