LOUISVILLE, Colo., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just one month after announcing their partnership in bipartisan healthcare reform, Tom Daschle, former Democratic Senate majority leader, and Bill Frist, M.D., former Republican Senate majority leader, have confirmed they will keynote the 2011 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit. The Summit is the largest event in healthcare that focuses on the entire supply chain and brings participants from across the industry to address a range of critical issues facing the healthcare industry.
"Having Tom Daschle and Bill Frist at this year's Summit is the perfect illustration of the commitment we at GHX have to bring a broad range of individuals and organizations together, whether from different sides of the political spectrum or across the supply chain, to create a sustainable healthcare system," says GHX Chief Executive Officer Bruce Johnson. "By providing the industry's only neutral platform for providers and suppliers, we are in a unique position from which to discuss these critical issues and believe that the supply chain is one of the most significant levers the industry can use to achieve real healthcare reform."
Hundreds of healthcare leaders from hospitals and medical-surgical suppliers across North America and Europe will to meet in Dallas April 18-20, 2011, for this year's Healthcare Supply Chain Summit. The three-day event will explore the future of healthcare and how supply chain solutions can significantly reduce costs while improving patient outcomes.
The 2011 Summit will feature a slate of well-known speakers like Tom Daschle and Bill Frist as well as panel discussions on a variety of topics facing the healthcare industry today. To view the complete agenda for the Healthcare Supply Chain Summit or to register, visit www.ghx.com. Prior involvement or participation in GHX is not necessary to attend the Summit.
Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) makes healthcare more efficient by delivering software and services that enable both healthcare providers and suppliers to increase efficiency, lower costs and deliver better patient care. With the largest footprint in healthcare supply chain management, GHX connects more than 80 percent of licensed hospital beds at U.S. hospitals, as well as providers in Canada and Europe, with the suppliers from which they purchase the majority of their medical-surgical supplies. GHX is transforming today's linear healthcare supply chain into the industry's only healthcare supply cloud, providing 360-degree visibility into areas affecting both clinical and financial performance. Working with GHX, organizations can improve business processes, automate supply chain systems and work together in a collaborative environment to solve the tough challenges facing healthcare today. GHX is owned by members of the healthcare industry, including Abbott Exchange, Inc.; AmerisourceBergen Corp.; Baxter Healthcare Corp.; B. Braun Medical Inc.; BD; Boston Scientific Corp.; Cardinal Health, Inc.; Covidien; C.R. Bard, Inc.; Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.; GE Healthcare; HCA; Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.; McKesson Corp.; Medtronic USA, Inc.; Owens & Minor; Premier, Inc.; Siemens; University HealthSystem Consortium; and VHA Inc. For more information, visit www.ghx.com.