MedAssets Signs Agreement with Mobile Infirmary Medical Center for Supply Chain Solutions.ATLANTA -- MedAssets has signed a multi-year agreement with Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, based in Mobile, Alabama, to implement supply chain solutions for the organization's three acute care facilities. The Infirmary has a total annual supply spend of approximately $130 million. The contract was effective July 1, 2005. The Infirmary has been a member of Shared Services shared services,
n.pl the administrative, clinical, or other service functions that are common to two or more hospitals or their health care facilities and used jointly or cooperatively by them. Healthcare for several years and became a member of MedAssets through the Shared Services Healthcare-MedAssets affiliation.
The Infirmary is the largest non-governmental, not-for-profit hospital in Alabama with 704 beds and several specialty service areas. The Infirmary performs more than 4,000 procedures in its heart catheterization Heart catheterization
A heart catheterization is used to view the heart's chamber and valves. A tube (catheter) is inserted into an artery, usually in the groin. A dye is then put into the artery through the tube. lab and more than 700 open heart surgeries each year, making it one of the leading hospitals in the state for cardiac care. The Infirmary is also a regional leader in cancer care with 1,400 cases of cancer diagnosed or treated last year alone.
The new agreement with MedAssets provides The Infirmary with a custom contract catalog that includes all local, regional and national contracts ensuring optimal cost savings for all purchases. The Infirmary will utilize additional MedAssets' supply chain technology including Strategic Information (SI). SI translates purchasing data into meaningful information to assist in accessing correct contract pricing and facility item master management. SI will provide The Infirmary the ability to aggregate, analyze and act upon its procurement data.
In addition, The Infirmary will engage in MedAssets' Clinical Pharmacy Clinical pharmacy is the branch of Pharmacy where pharmacists provide patient care that optimizes the use of medication and promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention  Program which will assist the facility's clinicians in staying abreast of pharmaceutical news and research, making decisions that are clinically optimal and fiscally appropriate, and gaining knowledge and support through peer interaction.
The Infirmary will have the option of implementing MedAssets' suite of revenue cycle management tools including products for chargemaster monitoring and maintenance, charge capture, and comparative rate modeling.
"MedAssets provides the tools our customers need to increase cash from existing operations," said Rand Ballard, president, MedAssets Supply Chain and Business Services Group. "Implementation of MedAssets' technology will allow The Infirmary to gain more visibility into their supply chain operations to maximize financial results."
For more information about MedAssets' revenue and supply chain solutions, visit www.medassets.com.
About Mobile Infirmary Medical Center
The Infirmary is the largest non-governmental, not-for-profit hospital in Alabama with 704 beds and several specialty service areas. The Infirmary performs more than 4,000 procedures in its heart catheterization lab and more than 700 open heart surgeries each year, making it one of the leading hospitals in the state for cardiac care. The Infirmary is also a regional leader in cancer care with 1,400 cases of cancer diagnosed or treated last year alone.
MedAssets, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, improves healthcare providers' margin and cash flow through revenue cycle and supply chain initiatives. As a strategic business partner, MedAssets can replace multiple vendors and decrease supply costs by 3-10 % and increase net patient revenue by 1-3 %. Proprietary information technology is used to work with and improve existing IT assets and work processes. MedAssets, through its revenue cycle subsidiary MedAssets Net Revenue Systems, provides best-of-breed revenue solutions including strategic pricing, pre-bill charge capturing, and ongoing chargemaster management tools, all of which have been Peer Reviewed by the Healthcare Financial Management Association. In addition, MedAssets offers the only technology enabled system that links supply cost data with charge data to ensure accurate charges and defendable markups for all patient identifiable supplies, including costly medical devices. MedAssets, through its supply chain subsidiary MedAssets Supply Chain Systems, operates the fastest growing group purchasing organization A group purchasing organization is an entity that leverages the purchasing power of a group of businesses to obtain discounts from vendors based on the collective buying power of the GPO members. Many GPOs are funded by administrative fees that are actually paid by the vendors. and supply chain services company in the U.S. and builds customized solutions encompassing procurement of common medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, physician preference supplies, food and nutrition Food and Nutrition
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