Interview with ROi's Greg Firestone featured in The Journal of Healthcare Contracting
Excerpt from the article, "IDN-owned GPOs: A time and a place":
ROi: Commitment is the thing
From the beginning in 2002, Mercy intended that its supply chain organization — Resource Optimization & Innovation (ROi) – would include a group purchasing component, says Greg Firestone, vice president, strategic customer relations for ROi.
“Based on Mercy’s success with writing competitive local contracts, we had a good indication that Mercy’s volume and willingness to commit would result in more competitive contracts than a national GPO, and these predictions proved to be true,” he says. In 2011, ROi and Mercy made the decision to commercialize its GPO offering, along with its self-manufactured custom packs and private-label portfolio.
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