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Syft Joins Forces with GHX to Help Hospitals Create Healthier Supply Chains

A Note from Todd Plesko, Syft CEO

3 Minute Read – Today we announced exciting news for Syft, our customers, and progressive hospitals and health systems everywhere. Proudly, Syft is now a wholly owned subsidiary of GHX, operator of healthcare’s largest cloud-based supply chain network that connects tens of thousands of healthcare organizations. As part of GHX, we’ve joined a strong and innovative community of more than 4,500 hospitals and suppliers in North America, as well as more than 1,500 providers and 350 suppliers in Europe. GHX’s data-fueled offerings and supply chain expertise will complement Syft’s dock-to-doc™ supply chain solutions, including our data analytics capabilities, automation and point-of-use tools, and inventory management services. It means we can support more hospitals in creating more efficient, clinically integrated supply chains to help enhance margins and improve patient care. For more than 20 years, GHX has helped healthcare move faster, operate more intelligently, and improve outcomes. Integrating our extensive supply chain data with GHX’s industry-leading enriched and validated data will help health system executives better identify opportunities to eliminate waste, improve operational efficiency, minimize clinical variation, and accelerate the transition to value-based care. Bringing together Syft and GHX will also extend the benefits of our technology and services to the many hospitals and health systems in the GHX community, which represent more than 80% of licensed beds in the United States. As I reflect on this new chapter in Syft’s 23-year history, I’m most excited about our organizations’ shared commitment to continuing to help the industry transform the supply chain from a cost center to a value driver so that a future where affordable, quality healthcare is possible. We’re well on our way—and now we will be able to get there even faster. We welcome your questions and comments as we continue on this important journey.

Todd Plesko Chief Executive Officer

Todd Plesko brings deep entrepreneurial and executive experience, having founded and led several successful healthcare technology companies. As CEO of triPRACTIX, he grew the business to become one of the nation’s largest GE Centricity™ resellers. He then founded and was Chairman and CEO of Extension Healthcare, a spin out of triPRACTIX. Extension provided over 270 hospital customers with a robust clinical integration and caregiver communications solution. The company was acquired by Vocera Communications in 2016, where Mr. Plesko served as Vice President of Product Strategy, guiding all aspects of product management, development, and direction for Vocera’s industry-leading clinical communications platform. Previous experience also includes being Chief Information Officer at a large, multi-site healthcare provider organization. Mr. Plesko holds a BA from Central Michigan University and an MBA from Indiana Institute of Technology.
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