Defining Our Purpose
The mission of the Healthcare Supply Chain Association focuses on five key areas:
We work collaboratively with all legislative and regulatory authorities to ensure fair and efficient procurement practices in an open and competitive market within the health industry.
We provide educational opportunities designed to improve efficiencies in the purchase, sale and utilization of all goods and services within the health industry.
We uphold the ethical conduct of business practices within the industry and the standards adopted by the Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative that are intended to strengthen the integrity of the health care supply chain.
We enhance the awareness of our members' efforts to support the delivery of high-quality, cost effective health care.
We promote meaningful dialogue between health industry organizations engaged in group purchasing and other industry entities on issues of mutual interest.
Preparing for the Future
As one of the nation's leading health care trade associations, HSCA strives to have a long-term, positive impact. All of our efforts are focused on realizing our vision for tomorrow. We envision a world in which:
- An open forum exists for the exchange and promotion of best practices in the non-labor cost side of health care and for the exploration of complex issues in health care cost control.
- Cost-efficient, high-quality health care is more widely available.
- Innovative approaches flourish, and standards of practice and excellence are maintained, in the health care products market.
- Free market dynamics for health care products are maintained.
- Beneficial and legally allowable cooperation is not disrupted by the proprietary interests of industry competitors.
Identifying Our Guiding Principles
To accomplish our mission and realize our vision, we adhere to these values:
Our activities focus ultimately on benefiting the patient.
We actively communicate with our members.
We provide high-quality products and services to our members and other customers that represent a powerful return on their investment of membership dues and fees.
- The Power of Information:
We take the lead in information collection, analysis, and dissemination and in education aimed at enhancing our members' competitiveness.
We provide a neutral forum for the exploration of health care cost issues and of legally acceptable buyer-seller cooperation.
- Integrity, honesty and credibility.
We take a leadership role in shaping national policy on behalf of our members.
- Fair Competition:
We contribute to the maintenance of an open, competitive market.
We look for innovation in product and service development and delivery.
We take positions on sensitive and potentially controversial issues.
- Institutional Leadership:
We strive to be a model of exemplary practice for other trade associations.