Updates Cement HISCI’s Role as a National Supplier Organization, Create Advisory Board
The amended bylaws establish a new advisory board comprised of representatives of group purchasing organizations (GPOs), integrated delivery networks (IDNs), regional purchasing collaboratives (RPCs), healthcare providers and other organizations representing customers in the healthcare supply chain. Previously, only representatives from GPOs served as non-member participants on the HISCI board of directors. Advisory board members will provide key input to the HISCI committees and the board of directors in an open line of communication on a consistent basis.
“As we move forward, umn HISCI will maintain its important mission to be a national, collaborative trade association where we tackle challenges together in the healthcare supply chain. We will engage with GPOs, IDNs, RPCs, healthcare providers and other customer stakeholders within HISCI through our new advisory board as well as organization to organization,”
“This is an exciting change for HISCI whereby the organization can now provide a secure forum for member companies to discuss shared challenges before engaging with customers on next steps,” added Kurt Gallagher, executive director of HISCI.
Coinciding with the bylaw changes, HISCI unveiled a new mission statement to reinforce its role as the organization representing suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and service providers in the healthcare supply chain. The new mission statement is:
HISCI is a national trade association representing manufacturers, suppliers and service providers that support the healthcare sector. HISCI advocates on behalf of member companies, conducts research, develops benchmarks and best practices, sponsors events, provides educational programs, creates opportunities for networking, and serves as a voice for all member supplier and service providers.
HISCI streamlines the healthcare supply chain by providing a secure forum for members and stakeholders to share insights and develop best practices, thereby improving efficiency, lowering the costs of healthcare, and enhancing the ability of member companies to operate in the healthcare sector.
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