St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) March 13, 2014
Amerinet Inc., a leading national healthcare solutions company, recently partnered with supplier SHI to help the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) save 20-30 percent on IT purchases and implement an Integrated Delivery Network (IDN).
The ANTHC, a not-for-profit tribal health organization, is comprised of seven medical centers, 180 clinics and 56 critical access facilities. Seeking to increase efficiency and lower costs, the ANTHC decided to build an IDN to unite their organizations and manage the utilization of assets.
One area of focus and opportunity was computer hardware and software. Because of the overall volume and shipping logistics, finding savings and efficient options was challenging. The goal was to come up with a solution that would facilitate affordable pricing to span the entire IDN installation as well as making purchases more efficient.
Through its partnership with Amerinet and the manufacturer, SHI was able to secure a Preferred Distribution Agreement, driving significant savings. Additionally, SHI saved the consortium exorbitant shipping costs by organizing consolidated, cost-effective shipments from the manufacturer to Alaska.
Together, SHI and Amerinet are saving the ANTHC 20-30 percent on computer hardware and software, and assisting the consortium in implementing an IDN agreement. Due to the success that the ANTHC has had, SHI and Amerinet are replicating this model with other healthcare networks.
As part of an ongoing effort to help the consortium efficiently utilize their software licenses and maintenance, SHI and Amerinet are working on providing them with Polaris Renewal Organizer – SHI’s IT Asset Management solution – which increases organizational standards compliance, cost-savings and better utilization of existing resources and streamlined IT processes throughout all stages of a product’s life cycle.
“With the Polaris Renewal Organizer, which is no charge to the ANTHC, SHI and Amerinet have helped us proactively keep track of all of our IT maintenance and support agreements, which has allowed us to take advantage of cost-savings through full utilization of promotions and manufacturer buying programs,” said Stephen V. Redgate, MS CPM CRMP, Director Supply Chain Management, ANTHC.
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