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Spectra Selects Provista as Group Purchasing Organization

Spectra, which manages 243 food services and hospitality accounts across North America, has chosen Provista as its primary Group Purchasing Organization (GPO).

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8 Types of USP Approved PPE to Wear When Drug Compounding

Anyone involved in hazardous drug compounding, or shipping or handling hazardous drugs, must wear the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) to guard against exposure to the drugs, drug residue or hazardous drug waste materials. See our eight essential PPE products.

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Pharmaceutical Compounding: Safeguarding the Patient, Worker and Environment.

This white paper will explain the current regulations that govern drug compounding. The white paper will outline how to become compliant with USP general chapters <795>, <797> and <800>.

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Are You Ready for USP Compounding Regulations <795>, <797> and <800>?

In the wake of a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that killed more than 75 people, the FDA, CMS, and state boards of pharmacy have implemented new compounding regulations with more on the way. The new regulations, which cover hazardous drugs, are significantly different from current standards. A clinical expert explains the standards and the steps facilities must take to become compliant.

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A Cure for the Biggest Threats Facing Long-Term Care

Long-term care facilities are impacted more than other areas of non-acute care by an aging U.S. population. As people age, they often develop health conditions that require caregiving. These facilities also face familiar non-acute challenges of changing reimbursements, staffing shortages and an inadequate IT infrastructure. Group purchasing organizations offer solutions.

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GPO Savings Help Non-Acute Sites Keep Their Doors Open

Provista‘s four main savings programs allow members to save tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars on the products and services they use every day. The programs include NOVAPLUS®, the Standardization Program, Quarterly Promotions and the Pre-commitment Program. The programs offer low prices, efficiencies and cash rebates to non-acute healthcare facilities.

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How Artificial Intelligence Could Save $150B Per Year in Healthcare Costs

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more common across many industries, including healthcare. AI could help the healthcare industry save $150 billion per year in areas such as robot-assisted surgery, virtual nursing assistance, fraud detection and connected machines.

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Tackling Physicians’ Top 3 Challenges

Physician offices face business and healthcare challenges that impact quality of care and profitability. Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) offer proven solutions to help physicians with their top three challenges of medical product and pharmaceutical shortages, healthcare staff shortages, and Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) reimbursement changes.

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Sysco Brings More to the Table

Sysco, a leader in foodservice and distribution, offers several proprietary programs for restaurants and healthcare facilities, like senior living. In this Q&A, Nick Kruthaupt, vice president of national sales, Healthcare/Senior Living, explains how Sysco offers high-quality foods and a range of services to meet organizations’ needs and food budgets.

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Hospitality Food Program Keeps Pace With Changing Taste Buds

The hospitality industry has very different food needs than long-term care facilities. Provista’s food program is geared specifically to hospitality members. It features a portfolio of more than 30,000 items with an average savings up to 20%. The program is unique among GPOs.

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