October 27, 2014 (Cleveland, Ohio) – Allina Health has awarded PartsSource a three-year contract to manage and optimize its Clinical Engineering procurement business. PartsSource’s enterprise procurement program automates sourcing and purchasing activities, allowing Allina Health to replace an inefficient, part-by-part sourcing practice with a strategic, enterprise-level approach. The technology-enabled suite of solutions integrates the industry’s best practices seamlessly into Allina’s processes and systems, resulting in hard cost savings on parts, operational efficiencies across the enterprise and critical visibility into historical and benchmark data.
Allina will leverage PartsSource’s $80 million of purchasing power using the industry’s only multi-modality, multi-OEM and multi-condition online catalog and mobile application as a single point of access to 2.5 million parts sourced from 1,000 OEMs and 6,000 carefully vetted secondary suppliers.
“Allina has always been an innovator with technology and solution adoption,” said Michael Kortan, senior vice president of sales and marketing at PartsSource. “We are delighted to partner with them to decrease costs, improve efficiencies while maintaining the highest quality of clinical and financial outcomes.”
“We chose PartsSource to manage our procurement services because they best answered our need to take costs out of our system without compromising our commitment to high quality care,” noted Nadia Ayoubzadeh, director of clinical engineering services at Allina Health. “We are optimistic that their solutions suite will let us work more efficiently and effectively across the enterprise. Our goal is to allow our clinical engineers to focus exclusively on diagnosing and repairing equipment rather than sourcing parts, which ultimately translates to reduced costs, less equipment downtime and more responsive patient care.”
About Allina Health
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 15 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services.
Learn more at allinahealth.org.
PartsSource is a leading provider of medical replacement parts solutions. Combining a suite of technology-enabled services with industry best practices, PartsSource is empowering its customers to drive costs out of the healthcare delivery system while improving outcomes. In addition to automating the highly complex workflow associated with procurement, PartsSource delivers the industry’s only online, fully integrated parts procurement marketplace. PartsSource facilitates more than 300,000 transactions annually by connecting thousands of suppliers, OEMs, to over 3,300 hospitals worldwide.Tags: Global Marketplace