Member Organizations

The Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA) does not necessarily endorse the views expressed or the facts presented by its members on their respective websites nor on those websites which are linked to HIGPA’s website. These links to websites are Read more

2010 National Pharmacy Forum

Leadership skills are crucial to success in business and in life. Strong leaders empower others by example and influence, which is why we are delighted to announce Bruce Jenner, Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist, as the opening keynote speaker for the Read more

Housing Rates & Reservations

Rooms are available for 2007 HIGPA International EXPO attendees at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort. All conference events will take place in the hotel. Reservations made after Wednesday, September 19, 2007, are not guaranteed to receive HIGPA’s discounted rate Read more

The Value of Group Purchasing

Overview Group purchasing is a principal strategy by which companies in many sectors, especially healthcare, have sought to achieve cost containment, improve the quality of goods and services and allow staff to focus their efforts on activities more suited to Read more

About HIGPA?

The Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA) is a broad-based trade association that represents 16 purchasing organizations. HIGPA’s group purchasing members include for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, purchasing groups, associations, multi-hospital systems and healthcare provider alliances. HIGPA provides five main services Read more

Expo Keynote Speaker Announced!

The 2010 HIGPA International Expo, being held October 25-27 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida will feature keynote speaker Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist, Best-Selling Author, and Satirist. He will address Expo attendees Tuesday, October 26th Read more


What is a group purchasing organization? A group purchasing organization (GPO) is an entity that helps healthcare providers-such as hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies-realize savings and efficiencies by aggregating purchasing volume and using that leverage to negotiate discounts Read more