Optimize the Supply Chain
A high-performing supply chain is critical to the quality of care and the bottom line at academic medical centers. For more than 25 years, these organizations have turned to UHC, the supply chain leader, for cutting-edge solutions to improve performance across the supply chain continuum.

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Gaining clinician support for supply chain performance improvement is critical.  Can you meet the challenge?

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Contract Portfolio

UHC offers the broadest, most comprehensive contract portfolio in health care through its supply contracting company, Novation. This portfolio covers 90% of the products that health care organizations purchase and is accessible on the UHC Marketplace | Procure site. Participants benefit from:
  • Access to enhanced contracting with special cost-reduction benefits for academic medical centers
  • Dedicated focus on cost containment through cost avoidance and reduction of current prices

Capital Resources

Access a comprehensive suite of resources to assist with all phases of capital purchasing.

Emerging Technologies

Assess the impact of new clinical technologies on costs, patient care, physician relationships, and reimbursement.

UHC Sourcing Advantage™

UHC's contract portfolio is also accessible to nonacute providers including faculty practice organizations, college and university campus/student health centers, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, and medical research procurement.

Performance Excellence Collaborative Study

This annual study focuses on supply chain management as it relates to overall organizational success, including quality and financial performance.

Sponsored Affiliate Program

Are you expanding your network? Is your clinical affiliation growing? Do your network plans include supply chain aggregation? If so, then UHC's Sponsored Affiliate Program is for you. As a UHC member, you can extend our unique supply chain solutions to your sponsored clinical partners and affiliates.

Supply Chain Consulting

Moving from cost savings identification and planning to implementation is critical to achieving optimal performance for your organization's supply chain.

Supply Chain Data & Analytics

Take control of supply chain costs through data and information solutions and tools.

Supply Chain Educational Series

The Supply Chain Educational Series offers you fresh insights and ideas to help you achieve your supply chain goals in a concise, 30-minute monthly Web conference.

Value Analysis Program

Participate in this program to manage clinical and operational performance and cost reduction initiatives.

For More Information

Jake Groenewold - senior vice president, Supply Chain
Cindy White - vice president, Member Relations & Networking

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