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Corporate director wins GHXcellence award

Medical University Hospital Authority corporate director of Supply Chain Management Réginé Honoré Villain won the GHXcellence Leadership Award for her work in improving the business of health care.

The award was presented to Honoré Villain at the 2013 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, held in Las Vegas.

The GHXcellence Awards recognize individuals and health care organizations that are driving significant savings and efficiency for their organizations, their trading partners and the industry through automation and best practices.

Honoré Villain worked with GHX on a strategic initiative to reduce MUHA’s overall supply chain costs while improving the integrity of its item master data so it could feed product data to multiple clinical and business systems. Through staff training and certification, master data management, process automation and end department partnerships, Honoré Villain and her team saved $370,000 related to contract tier and price compliance and more than $1 million through automation and resolution of supply chain exceptions.

“It has been a humbling experience and honor to be recognized and become the first individual to ever receive this award,” said Honoré Villain. “While I appreciate the honor, I would be remiss to not recognize the dedication of my supply chain team in making this a reality. We tackled the challenges of limited visibility to key supply chain metrics along with inefficient and manual transactions to implement a seamless, efficient and procurement-to-payment process.

“Through teamwork, a laser focus on procurement and invoice automation, master data management, and a contract-centric focus, we are able to maintain the integrity of our business transactions, thus directly and proactively impacting MUSC’s financial bottom line while maintaining a clear emphasis on patient safety and technological innovations.”

June 5, 2013

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