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Dear Friends,Background Information

The HISCI Rostering Task Force prides to claim the launch of its “Best Practice Roster!” Click here to observe the Roster today. Thank you to our industry partners with the Committee for Healthcare eStandards for their contribution and cooperation on this Best Practice Roster. We also desire to acknowledge the over 60 people who have made contribution to this procedure over the past two years. To overview a full list of Rostering Task Force participants, please click here.

HISCI will be conducting a seminar on the Best Practice Roster on Tuesday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. The seminar is accessible to all participants. Please record for the seminar by clicking here.

Your feedback is extremely significant to us as we perform to work out an industry best experience that introduces the opinions of all supply chain representatives. Please read through this webpage, where you will search a “one-stop-shop” for information about GPO Rosters, what they are, how they influence your company, and what HISCI is operating to enhance the procedure. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please feel free to contact HISCI at 313.478.2296 or via email at should you have questions or comments.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Rick Weinberg
HISCI Rostering Task Force

Background Information

A Roster is a GPO’s official list of current delegates(i.e., healthcare facilities) with data spheres that trace customer identification, delivery addresses of products, and spheres for delivering addresses as well. At present, every GPO’s Roster is genuine. Rostering is the process by which GPOs and Suppliers arrange and classify data constituents to trace that information. The goal of Rostering is to design a Best Practice Roster that identifies data spheres and terms successive for all GPOs and hospital systems. Grounding uniform terms, information, and numbering will assist suppliers and distributors to trace sales in a more correct, effective, timely, and efficient cost effective manner.

In 2008, HISCI held investigation to define locations of inefficiency within the healthcare supply chain industry. One of the greatest concerns determined by suppliers is the current Rostering system. Mistakes and confusion often appear due to the various kinds of rosters utilized in the industry as well as information demands. The aim of the HISCI Best Practice Roster is to design a “Best Practice” that all segments of the healthcare supply chain will utilize. All of us desire to be on the same page as we define exactly who are our customers.

The HISCI Rostering Task Force has been meeting mannually since January of 2009 to argue, investigate, and address the issues we all share. Consisted of Med Surg Companies, Distributors, and Pharma representatives, the task force introduces a broad spectrum of the supply chain industry.

Throughout this procedure, HISCI has performed closely with our GPO partners via the Committee for Healthcare eStandards (CHeS), a subcommittee of the Health Industry Group Purchasing Association. CHeS fully maintains the work of the HISCI Rostering Task Force and is summoned to the improvement of an effective and clear industry “Best Practice” on Rostering.

Important Notes on the HISCI Best Practice Practice Roster

  • Important NotesThe current “Roster” is a step toward greater standardization, efficiency, and accuracy.
  • The “Roster” is a living paper that will go on to develop over time as a result of performance feedback and industry alterations.
  • Our GPO partners with the Committee for Healthcare eStandards will revise their rosters to reflect the most recent Best Practice Roster.
  • Most of the GPO roster revisions will come into force on January 1, 2011.
  • We will go on performing with our industry partners to amend and enhance “Roster” standards as appropriate.

Best Practice Roster Overview

During the improvement of the draft HISCI Best Practice Roster it became obvious that the concerns of Class of Trade and Parent-Child Relationships would demand further examination and contribution before they could be standardized in the Best Practice Roster. We are hopeful to address these concerns in 2011.

The Best Practice Roster standardizes sphere names and definitions for Rows 2-30. Rows 31-43 are optional.

The Add/Change/Delete Report will be provided seperately. A standardized sample is attached to the Best Practice Roster.

Each GPO has the option to add additional field names after Row 30 on their individual rosters.

Each field name is defined as Required/Option/As Applicable.

How to Submit Feedback

Your feedback is essential to this procedure and will be overviewed by the HISCI Rostering Task Force. All answers will be sent anonymous and confidential. In a strain to ease the overview procedure, we have supplied some sample questions below that we would like you and your company to think over when commenting on the Best Practice Roster. These are just offers and are not obligatory. Click here to view the HISCI Best Practice Roster.

Sample Questions

Are there any fields missing from the Roster that are essential for your business?
Are there any fields that need to be eliminated?
What fields should be further defined?
What do you think of the order of the fields in the Roster? If you could change the order of anything what would you change?
Are there any fields listed that need to be phrased a different way?
Is there anything on the Roster that is confusing to you?
General comments
Class of Trade