Today, healthcare organizations and providers are committed to improving diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI&B) by incorporating these efforts into the organizational culture and ensuring they are considered in every endeavor.

The healthcare supply chain, in particular, is uniquely positioned to expand social impact through inclusive sourcing strategies and diverse supplier partners.

While dozens of certification types and accrediting organizations for diverse suppliers exist, the industry has historically lacked a standardized and technology-enabled system to measure and benchmark diverse spend across various purchasing categories. This creates difficulties for healthcare organizations to truly understand their engagement with diverse suppliers, and more importantly, formalize an action plan for improvement.

With the industry’s leading data on third-party purchased services spend, our objective with this third-annual report is to continue to provide an industry-specific baseline for annual DEI&B benchmarking opportunities.