LOUISVILLE, Colo., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bruce Johnson, CEO of GHX and a long-time healthcare industry visionary, responded to today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
"The ruling today by the U.S. Supreme Court reminds us that healthcare continues to be in a state of change. For GHX and its customers, the providers and suppliers of healthcare services and products, it's about creating a sustainable healthcare industry.
"Unlike most industries, healthcare is two-dimensional: delivering high-quality care to save lives while running efficient businesses. At the core, healthcare reform is driven by the need to reduce costs while delivering care of the highest quality. The business of healthcare needs to change in order to deliver cost efficient and effective business processes – toward the goal we all share of reducing the overall cost of care. It's all about quality and access – and quality can be improved by healthcare businesses working together to standardize and streamline their processes.
"I've had the pleasure of working with healthcare suppliers and providers, who by driving standard business processes and implementing new technologies for better information sharing, are reducing operational costs and investing in the highest quality healthcare. But there is still a lot of work left to be done and many healthcare organizations have to change the way they do business if they want to survive in the new age of healthcare."
Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX), a healthcare technology and services company, helps reduce the cost of doing business in healthcare by enabling better supply chain management. GHX makes it easier for hospitals, other healthcare providers and the suppliers that do business with them to drive cost and inefficiency out of their processes. Working with GHX, the healthcare organizations that make up the GHX Global Network are on track to save $5 billion by 2014 – savings that can be invested in such things as hiring more nurses, providing care to uninsured children or developing new medical products. GHX is owned by organizations on both the buy and sell side of the healthcare supply chain, including some of the largest companies in the world. Find GHX on the Web, on Twitter @GHX_LLC and on Facebook @GHX.