March 14, 2017 | By: Bill Scott
From Healthcare Business Today

As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rollout over the past seven-plus years, health systems have implemented cost containment initiatives and value analysis committees to identify creative ways to reduce costs without compromising patient care.

As the pressure to reduce costs continues today, health systems are now seeking more from their suppliers, causing shifts in those relationships. Here are three trends that have emerged in the health system-supplier relationship and the benefits to healthcare systems that can result.