The Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) represents the nation’s leading healthcare group purchasing organizations (GPOs), which are critical cost-savings partners to America’s hospitals, nursing homes, nursing home pharmacies, clinics, home healthcare providers, and surgery centers. GPOs deliver billions in savings annually to healthcare providers, Medicare and Medicaid, and taxpayers. HSCA and its member GPOs are committed to delivering the best products at the best value to healthcare providers, to increasing competition and innovation in the market, and to being supply chain leaders in transparency and accountability.
For more than a century, group purchasing organizations (GPOs) have enabled hospitals, nursing homes, and health care providers to better serve their patients by lowering costs, identifying best practices and improving supply chain efficiency.
Today’s group purchasing organizations:
- Reduce Healthcare Costs. By leveraging the combined purchasing volume of its members, each GPO reduces the cost of products and services for hospitals and the entire continuum of care.
- Increase Competition. We support and embrace competitive markets and innovation. Competition and innovation make the market stronger, which benefits all stakeholders: patients, providers, taxpayers, and government programs.
- Support Transparency. We are the most transparent sector in healthcare. We practice transparency in our contracting process. The Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII) serves as the independent oversight organization for the industry.
- Improve Healthcare Processes. We increase supply chain efficiency and predictability. We improve healthcare processes through: supply chain best practices, data management and usage, and other unique business solutions.