by John Pritchard, publisher of The Journal of Healthcare Contracting and ACO Insights. Health systems are making changes. Some of those changes are drastic. Suppliers and IDNs are moving away from the old distributor-health system relationship model in significant numbers. A lot of them are moving toward self-distribution. To better understand how this shift is impacting the healthcare supply chain, Caution Ahead goes straight to the source – by interviewing supply chain leaders from six successful IDNs. Each has embarked on initiatives to drastically change the way they procure every sort of supply or service their institutions require.