Amerinet member St. Barnabas Hospital (SBH), a 461-bed, acute care teaching hospital and Level I Trauma Center in Bronx, New York, utilized the Amerinet Savings Roadmap annually since 2006 to identify 12 percent in medical surgical savings opportunities.
Published: June 2012
Rural Pennsylvania Hospital Realizes State-of-the-Art Cancer Center Using Amerinet TargetBuys
Amerinet recently assisted long-time member Lewistown Hospital, a 123-bed acute-care hospital in central Pennsylvania, in the creation of a state-of-the-art cancer center, allowing the facility to greatly improve cancer treatment and detection success rates while increasing revenues and significantly boosting physician recruitment efforts.
Published: May 2012
Amerinet Strategic Alliance for Financial Efficiency (SAFE) Member Craneware Brings Dramatic Financial Turnaround to Critical Access Hospital
Adams County Regional Medical Center projects a profit in first year after implementation of Craneware’s Chargemaster software after five years of substantial revenue loss.
Alaris System Implementation Helps ProMedica Health System Improve Quality, IV Medication Safety
CareFusion and Amerinet helped ProMedica decrease harmful IV infusion medication events by 58.4% since 2006 and save over $2 million in averted harmful events in 2010 alone through the innovative Alaris System.
Published: April 2012
Amerinet Brings New Efficiencies, Significant Savings to East End Health Alliance Total Joint Replacement Program
In order to achieve their orthopedic supply purchasing goal of honoring physician product preferences, while still realizing cost-savings and revenue growth, the East End Health Alliance - consisting of Eastern Long Island Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center and Southampton Hospital - began to investigate how Amerinet Clinical Advantage could help.
How Intermountain Healthcare Successfully Took Ownership of its GLNs and is Embracing GS1 Standards
While there is tremendous momentum behind GS1 standards implementation in order to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and enhance patient safety, there is still a long road ahead. Intermountain Healthcare has become an exemplary leader in GS1 standards implementation. Learn how they took ownership of their GLNs.
Amerinet Collaborates with Shriners Hospitals for Children in Portland on Award-Winning Construction Project
To accommodate more children and their families, the Portland, Ore., Shriners Hospitals for Children needed to expand, however, the Marquam Hill location was not construction-friendly, and, with a limited construction staff (two people for 22 hospitals), logistics presented additional challenges.
Published: September 2011
Central Washington, Inland and Mount Desert Hospitals - Three Diverse Healthcare Facilities Achieve Capable and Cost-Effective Placement of Executive Staff via One Unique Recruitment System
Central Washington, Inland and Mount Desert Hospitals: Three very different healthcare facilities. Certainly, each hospital has an individual culture and unique personnel profile. Central required a highly-experienced and dynamic interim leader for the department of surgery. Inland needed a top operations professional to serve as the administrator of Lakewood Continuing Care Center and MDI was looking for a technically skilled director for the clinical laboratory who could ensure uninterrupted diagnostic services for their patients.
Kennewick General Hospital Improves Patient Safety and Reduces Bed Rental Expenditures by 83 Percent
With reimbursement regulations moving toward stringent guidelines for safety, Kennewick General Hospital, member of Amerinet affiliate Health Resource Services (HRS), was able to address the growing issues associated with pressure ulcers, patient falls and nosociomial pneumonia while also reducing its bed rental expenditures by 83 percent.
Collaborative Relationship with Amerinet, MEMdata Yields $625,000 in Savings on Capital Improvements with a 672% annual ROI for Shriners Hospitals for Children
Amerinet member Shriners Hospitals for Children® recently achieved a 672 percent return on investment for capital improvements using Amerinet BudgetMatch™ and the proprietary MEMdata electronic request-for-proposal auction process, eRFP, to comprehensively streamline and simplify their equipment budgeting practices.
Bothwell Regional Health Center Turns a Profit by Auctioning Capital Equipment through DOTmed
Amerinet member Bothwell™ Regional Health Center was recently able to realize significant earnings on capital equipment turnover utilizing their Amerinet Choice® agreement with DOTmed®, a world-class marketplace proprietor of medical apparatus and service exchange.
Virginia Mason Medical Center Achieves $700,000 Savings on Spine Implants Through Amerinet Clinical Advantage
Seattle-based Virginia Mason Medical Center, a nonprofit comprehensive regional healthcare system, is very clear about its focus and commitment in putting the patient first and becoming the quality leader in healthcare. In order to achieve this vision, top leadership set several organization-wide objectives – two of which are reducing expenses and standardizing products and services.
Amerinet Contract Utilization Manager Helped Northern Arizona Healthcare Save $237,000 in Annualized Spend In Nine Months
Northern Arizona Healthcare, the largest healthcare organization in Northern and Central Arizona, was faced with rising supply chain costs. Amerinet placed a permanent staff member within its facility to help maximize contract utilization and save the organization more money.
AccuPrice Captures $8,000 in Laboratory Pricing Errors for ProMedica Health System
An Amerinet member since 1997, ProMedica Health System recently implemented AccuPrice®, a daily price auditing solution from Amerinet Diagnostix®, in its pharmacy and inquired whether this innovative solution would solve pricing errors in its laboratory.
Wenatchee Valley Medical Center Averages 6 to 12 Percent Reduction in Supply Chain Expenses Annually Through Amerinet Savings Roadmap
As volume of supply chain orders steadily increased at Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, so did the facility's off-contract spend. Wenatchee Valley Medical Center utilized Amerinet Savings Roadmap to identify realistic and actionable opportunities for contract savings and product standardization.
Bronx, New York, Acute Care Community Hospital Increases Rapid HIV Testing by Nearly Tenfold - St. Barnabas
An Amerinet member since 2007, St. Barnabas Hospital serves a community at the epicenter of the nation's HIV crisis. Located in the heart of central Bronx, N.Y., St. Barnabas is an acute care community hospital and Level I Trauma Center. According to New York City estimates, as many as three of every 100 residents in the St. Barnabas service area are infected with HIV.
Published: May 2010
Supplier Awards Inquisit an Educational Grant and Increases Webinar Attendance by 940 Percent
With technology driving rapid-fire changes in healthcare, one of the struggles that suppliers face is informing end-users about the benefits of their solutions.
Multi Specialty Healthcare Network Achieves 20 Percent Annual Laboratory Cost Savings Through Automation and Integrated Analytics - Affiliated Community Medical Centers
When it comes to improving healthcare delivery in America today, the issues have never been more daunting, or complex. Like many acute care facilities, Affiliated Community Medical Centers (ACMC) – an 11-clinic network serving more than 240,000 patients throughout West Central and Southwest Minnesota – was faced with the threat of declining reimbursements.
Rural Hospital Achieves Significant Savings When Implementing Equipment Upgrades To Radiology Department - Coshocton County Memorial Hospital
Advancements in medical imaging equipment have resulted in numerous benefits to patient care. Unfortunately, this sophisticated equipment oftentimes equals a high price tag.
Illinois State University Student Health Services Improves Patient Care by Deploying Digital Imaging Solution
It is the mission of Student Health Services at Illinois State University to enhance the health and wellness of its students, individually and as a campus community, in order to enrich their educational experiences and future lifestyles.
Amerinet's Customer Service, Tools, Contracts Win Over North Carolina Radiology Group - Charlotte Radiology
"After joining Amerinet, it only took a couple of months to realize they were separating themselves from the other established GPOs by doing more for the customer."
Alternate Care System Identifies 22% in Savings on Medical-Surgical Products - Southwest Medical Associates
The supply chain management team for Southwest Medical Associates (SMA) was tasked with driving costs down across its entire network of clinics.
Advancing Cardiac Care Through Staff Enhancement - Holy Spirit Hospital
Holy Spirit Hospital already offered excellent cardiac care to their patients. Organizational leadership wanted to make it even better.
Providing Solutions to Improve Function and Cost-Effectiveness of Critical Position Vacancy - Beaver Dam Community Hospital
Beaver Dam Community Hospital (BDCH) is an organization with tremendous activity. When BDCH's business office director, whose arena of responsibility also included the registration department, left the hospital for another position, the hospital's leadership capitalized on the opportunity to evaluate the position.
Published: October 2009
New Member Realizes $1 Million Savings With Utilization of Amerinet Contracts - WIL Research Laboratories
Without the benefit of a group purchasing organization, WIL Research Laboratories in Ashland, Ohio, was spending thousands of dollars more for its supplies than it should have.
Amerinet Savings Roadmap Cuts Costs by 10% for Charlotte Radiology Group
It did not take long for the purchasing director of Charlotte Radiology to discover the value-added resources - high quality customer service and innovative software tools - that Amerinet offers to its nationwide membership.
Ohio Facilities Cut Costs With Amerinet Savings Roadmap - Smith Clinic
Paying the right price every time. That's the objective that Rick Brunswick set for himself and the materials management departments of Smith Clinic, Marion Area Health Center and Marion Ancillary Services.
Sole-Source Decision Results in Big Savings for Hospital in New York - Nyack Hospital
Too many "cooks" were spoiling the broth at Nyack Hospital. In this case, the "cooks" were the multiple group purchasing organizations that were partnering with the 375-bed acute care facility along the Hudson River outside New York City.
Partnership with Inquisit Helps Supplier Achieve Education Outreach Goals - Inquisit and Sage
For Jim Terpstra and Sage Products, one of the important issues going into 2008 was how to more efficiently provide effective continuing education opportunities for healthcare professionals.
Amerinet's AccuPrice Helps IDN Solve Price Accuracy Puzzle - Intermountain Healthcare
Ensuring accurate pricing on purchases is a daunting task that all healthcare organizations face. Seemingly countless products from a wide variety of suppliers complicate the process further for pharmacy departments.
Published: January 2009
Utilizing Amerinet's Foodservice Contracts Adds Up to Savings for Arizona Hospital - Kingman Regional Medical Center
Today, foodservice operations face a variety of complex challenges. The Amerinet team of specialists works closely with members to customize new and more effective solutions.
Innovative Approach from Supplier A Perfect Fit for Washington Hospital - Central Washington Hospital
Among the most difficult decisions that healthcare organizations make daily is how best to manage and get the greatest return from their human resources - their clinical and non-clinical employees.
Illinois Health System Saves $362,000 on Capital Equipment
As Russell Schwartz sees it, the situation he faced recently as director of materials management at BroMenn Healthcare System is the norm for acute-care facilities. BroMenn Healthcare System.
Staffing Agency Steps In to Meet Hospital's Locum Tenens Needs - Wyoming Medical Center
Offering more than 50 state-of-the-art specialty services, Wyoming Medical (WMC) in Casper is focused on service excellence.
Interim HR Manager Provides Smooth Transition for New Employees - Adirondack Medical Center
A hospital of more than 650 employees, Adirondack Medical Center (AMC) was unionized while the recently purchased nursing homes were not. Human Resources at AMC needed to work quickly to integrate the new employees into the existing HR system while remaining within the guidelines of the pro forma budget.
Supplier Helps Arizona Hospital Streamline, Enhance Laboratory - Flagstaff Medical Center
For laboratory services at Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC), 7 was an unlucky number... the lab at the Arizona hospital featured 7 stand alone analyzers in chemistry. However, increasing pressures for cost containment and compliance from certifying boards resulted in the need to consolidate operations to improve productivity and efficiencies.
Bronx Lebanon Center Hospital Finds Savings, Preferred Supplier - Amerinet Choice Success Story
In just the first year of Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center's Amerinet membership, the 847-bed health system's Amerinet purchases shot from $0 to $1 million. The unbeatable price and quality of Amerinet Choice products is the primary reason for the rapid growth in participation.
Published: January 2007
OSF Healthcare System has Annual Savings of $100,000 on Blood Pressure Cuffs with Amerinet Choice
When their supplier of blood pressure cuffs was unable to provide consistent pricing, OSF Healthcare System turned to Amerinet Choice for a solution.