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The upfront columns have been
compiled into a new section called
"Your SourceBook," featuring subject matter experts and member
contributors on a timely theme, usually related to the cover feature.
Columnists' voices will be spotlighted on topics such as cost con-
tainment, eliminating waste and ine ciency in the supply chain,
promoting green technology throughout your organization, protecting
data, and improving crisis management plans.
In order of importance, here is the type of content survey
respondents told us they were most interested in and how we'll
begin to deliver on those requests in this and future editions of
The Source magazine:
1. HealthTrust's programs, products and services. A "What's New at
HealthTrust" section will feature new programs and services, o er
relevant information on contracted vendors and point to new educa-
tion curriculum available on the member site. A "member feedback"
section will give members a chance to voice their opinions and give
advice on what's working in their facilities.
2. Relevant health-care topics. We'll seek to focus on best practices in
all of the clinical advisory board disciplines, spotlighting members
making great strides in those areas. Timely health-related features
focusing on patient safety, medical breakthroughs, the future of
stem-cell research, and the latest in cancer, heart disease and stroke
treatments will also be developed.
3. Technology. Content will be devoted to advancements in IT that
have streamlined supply chain management, as well as member ideas
on where the industry is headed and how HealthTrust can help you
plan. We'll also cover the future of health care and what reform will
mean for members, and how new technology will continue to help
build e ciencies.
4. Leadership and management. A "Teamwork Tools" section will
o er short, easy-to-digest articles full of practical advice on topics
such as building a strategic plan, presentation tips for introducing
new programs to resistant sta , dealing with medical errors,
writing a sustainability action plan and lessons learned as we
emerge from the Great Recession.
What happened in Vegas ... is no secret!
This issue features many highlights and content from the 2010
HealthTrust University Conference & Vendor Fair that was held at
the end of August in Las Vegas. Each year HealthTrust provides the
unique opportunity to gather our members and vendors together in
one location to facilitate opportunities for one-to-one networking
and relationship building, business and technology updates, and as a
venue for first-class education and learning. This year was our largest
conference ever, and those in attendance gave it very high marks.
While a productive few days together is important, it's what
you do with that information when you go back to the day-to-day
responsibilities at your facility that will have the greatest impact.
Contrary to the popular Vegas ad campaign, "What happens in
Vegas, stays in Vegas," we hope that the insights and best practices
you learned are being shared and put to good use with colleagues at
home. And if you weren't able to attend, be sure to read the article
in this edition on making the move to electronic health records
and how EHR a ects purchasing decisions. Also, check out the
HealthTrust University section of our member site, SCRUBS, to
view many of the conference presentations.
Let us hear from you
I hope you enjoy the first issue of our "renewed" publication. The
content and design will continue to put members front and cen-
ter. To do so best, though, we need to hear from you. Contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org to share how HealthTrust solutions
are helping you do groundbreaking things at your facility, or let us
know what you think about the new magazine---after all, The Source
is your publication. •
President/CEO, HealthTrust Purchasing Group
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More of What You're Asking For
Did you notice? Something is di erent. Actually, many things have changed for
the better as we proudly debut a "new and improved" The Source magazine.
The cover redesign includes a new nameplate treatment and, for the first time,
a member appears on the cover. This issue is packed with new columns and
departments that feature the kinds of content you told us you wanted in a
recent member survey specific to our magazine and education programs.
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