HIGPAHealth Industry Group Purchasing Association
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HIGPA, group purchasing executives, health care providers and suppliers worked over the past three months with the Senate subcommittee to clarify the industry code and to gain input from all parties in the health care supply chain.
Jonathan Glenn, executive vice president and chief legal officer, led the company's effort in constructing the Standards of Business Conduct, and stated, "We really didn't have to change current practices to incorporate the HIGPA code of conduct principles.
Our HIGPA work group was committed to meeting the objective and timeline of 90 days.
HIGPA and its members have worked diligently over the past several months to meet the request of Senators Kohl and DeWine for a GPO Code of Conduct by the end of July," said HIGPA President & CEO Robert Betz, Ph.
HIGPA is a national chartered trade association of approximately 150 health care purchasing and supply chain organizations that serve over 80 percent of U.
HIGPA vendor members cast votes to recognize the group purchasing organization (GPO) that provides leadership, innovation and commitment to the industry.
GS1 Healthcare US looks forward to continuing our work together with CHeS and HIGPA to drive this critical initiative.
Now a committee of HIGPA, CHeS to represent nation's healthcare group purchasers as industry moves to implement global supply chain data standards
SupplyScape Corporation, the leading provider of software and consulting services to secure the safety and value of the global pharmaceutical supply chain, today announced that Peter Spellman, co-founder, senior vice president, products and SaaS, SupplyScape, will lead a panel discussion on Monday, February 9, 2009 at the HIGPA National Pharmacy Forum.
He will also be a part of a panel discussion at the HIGPA International Exposition, entitled "Clean, Green, and Lean: What Every Supplier Should Know About GPO Trends.
Today the HIGPA board, working in close partnership with the association's president and CEO and the executive team, does the kind of high-impact governing work that is required for an association to thrive in these rapidly changing, always challenging times.
HIGPA is committed to further increasing price transparency in the healthcare sector, and to promoting access, competition and choice so hospitals are able to identify and purchase the best products at the highest value," said HIGPA Chairman Rand Ballard.