The Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative...
was founded in 2005 by nine of the nation's leading GPOs, serving the majority of America's hospitals, to promote and monitor best ethical and business practices in purchasing for hospitals and other healthcare providers.
HGPII has released its Seventh Annual Report to the Public.
PRESS RELEASE:Comprehensive Review of Group Purchasing Industry Business Practices Finds Commitment to Transparency, Innovation and High Ethical Standards
Former Rep. Phil English, Sens. Byron Dorgan and Robert Bennett Announce Release of Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative Report at Capitol Hill Briefing
WASHINGTON, DC (February 15, 2013) – The Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII) today released its seventh annual Report to the Public, a comprehensive industry review which found that group purchasing organizations (GPOs) consistently maintain high ethical standards and business practices that promote innovation, transparency in the bidding process and compliance. HGPII Co-Coordinators, former Representative Philip English (R-PA), and former Senators Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Robert Bennett (R-UT) oversaw the review process and presented the report findings earlier today to Capitol Hill staff.
PRESS RELEASE: Arent Fox to Assist the Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative’s (HGPII) Efforts to Promote Transparency and Ethical Business Practices
Former US Congressman Phil English Named Initiative Coordinator
WASHINGTON, DC – September 15, 2011 – Arent Fox LLP and the Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII) announced today that Arent Fox will assume a significant role in the management of HGPII, as an Arent Fox team led by former US Representative Phil English takes on the position of Coordinator of the Initiative. The move is designed to enhance HGPII’s ongoing efforts to promote the highest ethical standards and practices in the health care group purchasing industry.
PRESS RELEASE: HGPII Launches Two Major Initiatives To Further Widen Transparency And Strengthen Oversight In The Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry
GPO Leaders Unanimously Approved a Formal Supplier Grievance Process and Activated an Independent Advisory Council
Washington, D.C. (July 8, 2010) – The Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII), an organization dedicated to promote the highest ethical standards and practices in the health care group purchasing industry, today announced the launching of two major initiatives to further increase transparency and strengthen oversight in the health care group purchasing industry.
PRESS RELEASE: HGPII Announces Major New Initiatives To Further Increase Transparency And Oversight In The Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry
At Annual Best Practices Forum, GPO Leaders Urge Congress and Others to Enhance Transparency in the Healthcare Supply Chain
Washington, D.C. (March 11, 2010) – The Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII), an organization that promotes the highest ethical standards and practices in the health care group purchasing industry, today announced a series of major initiatives to further increase transparency and oversight in the health care group purchasing industry. Upon successful completion of its fifth annual Best Practices Forum in Washington, D.C., HGPII introduced plans to establish an independent process for healthcare suppliers to file business grievances, as well as the convening of an independent ethics advisory panel to provide objective and independent guidance towards continued compliance with the highest ethical standards.
PRESS RELEASE: HIGPA Applauds News Group Purchasing Industry Initiatives To Further Increase Transparency And Accountability In The Healthcare Sector
Health Industry Group Purchasing Association Urges Industry Leaders to Increase Transparency Across All Healthcare Sectors
Washington, D.C. (March 11, 2010) – Curtis Rooney, President of the Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA), today issued the following statement on major initiatives to increase transparency and oversight in healthcare as a result of the Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative's (HGPII) fifth annual Best Practices Forum in Washington, D.C.
Leading Health Care Supply Contracting Company Novation Earns Ethics Inside Certification
Novation has earned the coveted Ethics Inside® Certification from the Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance. Ethisphere?s licensed credentialing partners look at more than 100 separate criteria during the Ethics Inside® Certification process, including corporate citizenship and responsibility; overall compliance and ethics program; organizational health and culture of ethics; corporate governance; and regulatory history.
The review process is extremely rigorous and comprehensive. Following this review, Ethisphere was especially impressed with Novation?s strong culture of ethics, efforts in supply chain sustainability, and its ?best-practice? vendor grievance and feedback process. Continue Reading...
Ethics Require More Than Following Laws
The ethics and leadership programs developed by our nation's top business schools are failing our employers, our economy and our future. The scope of this failure of chilling. Of the hundreds of employees convicted of ethical or legal lapses in the past five years, virtually all had completed a mandated ethics training program! Continue reading...
Premier (HGPII Signatory) Again Named Among World's Most Ethical Companies
Making it onto the World's Most Ethical Companies list proves to be more and more difficult every year. This year Ethisphere received a record number of nominations from companies in over 100 countries and 35 industries.
This year, 99 companies made the cut. Twenty companies dropped off the list from last year, and 25 companies were newcomers. A remarkable 44 companies are "three-peats," making the list for the past three years. Continue reading...
100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics - 2008
Another busy year in the world of business ethics went by and left us with plenty to talk about. Nearly every week saw headlines of an individual (or business) who pushed the envelope in legal compliance, business ethics, sustainability or social responsibility. Most of the time, these headlines were for negative action.
But not all was bad in 2008. Many individuals stood out for their positive achievements in the business ethics world as well. For that, we created this year's list of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics. Continue reading...
Premier (HGPII Signatory) Among the World's Most Ethical Companies - 2008
A number of companies out there think that a good CSR program consists of only a soapbox and a bullhorn. Unfortunately for them, just being loud doesn't equate with being ethical. Likewise, simply dropping a cool $100 million into clever marketing and public relations doesn't make a company ethical, either.
The World's Most Ethical Companies are the ones that go above and beyond legal minimums, bring about innovative new ideas to expand the public well being, work on reducing their carbon footprint rather than contributing to green washing and won't be found next to the words "Billion Dollar Fine" in newspaper headlines any time in the near future. These are the companies that stand out among the competition in their industry. Continue reading...