LOUISVILLE –Health care supply chain provider Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) is being utilized by the London Organizing Committee of the Olympics and Paralympic Games to shop and place its health care supplies throughout the 2012 Olympics.
GHX is an online tool to create purchase orders and submit them electronically, and it is serving as the hub for bandages, sutures, dressings and other medical supplies necessary for the more than 14,700 athletes, 21,000 media and 10.8 million ticket-holder at the Olympic and Paralympic games, GHX said.
“The Olympics are an uplifting symbol of the interconnectedness of the global community,” said Bruce Johnson, GHX president and CEO.
“We are thrilled that GHX, with its global network of health care trading partners and the technology that allows them to transact accurately and efficiently, can contribute to the success and safety of the games.”
More than 5,900 provider and 10,900 supplier organizations are connected to the GHX Global Network – including about 42 percent of the acute care hospitals in England – to enable better patient care and billions in savings for the health care community, GHX said.
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