Q4_2013Source-Cover-FinalPopulation health was foremost on our minds as we prepared the Q4 issue of The Source, the magazine we help HealthTrust publish for healthcare supply chain professionals. Healthcare systems and physicians groups are developing new programs aimed at population health management, a systematic approach to addressing the preventive, high-risk and chronic care needs of patients, with a goal of minimizing costly interventions like emergency room visits, hospitalizations and readmissions. We interview Dr. David Nash, of the Jefferson School of Population Health in Philadelphia, on this healthcare paradigm shift. As the founding dean of the first designated school of population health in the country, Nash is considered one of the leading experts in the field.

The issue also features a Q&A with nursing professionals in which they reveal insights on error prevention and the benefits of open-door relationships with the supply chain, a roadmap for greater hospital environmental sustainability and a success story about members partnering with HealthTrust on custom solutions for their hospitals.

HealthTrust members can read a digitized version of the magazine online here.