Adventist Health Hospitals Selects Aperek Ellipse and Projects $20 Million in Initial Savings

Adventist Health Adopts Aperek Ellipse to Save Costs in 17 Hospitals

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Aperek Ellipse will give Adventist Health direct visibility to spend that has previously been impossible to track in the area of off contract and overpayment. - Don E. Boss, Corporate Director Supply Chain, Adventist Health.

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 19, 2014

Adventist Health Hospitals recently signed an agreement to adopt Aperek Ellipse, a real-time, anytime spend visibility and analytics solution. The cloud-based solution will be deployed across 17 hospitals. It will analyze over $400 million dollars of supply and services spend. Adventist Health estimates saving up to $20 million initially. “Aperek Ellipse will give Adventist Health direct visibility to spend that has previously been impossible to track in the area of off contract and overpayment,” said Don E. Boss, Corporate Director Supply Chain, Adventist Health.

Aperek Ellipse allows hospitals to know with confidence:

  •     Areas they pay more than contract price
  •     Products not under contract that could be purchased at a lower price
  •     Total consolidated spend across multiple hospitals
  •     Savings opportunities based on purchase volumes

Without this comprehensive tool, many hospitals are ill equipped to use supply spend management to combat rising healthcare costs. With most organizations using disparate systems, it can be impossible to see and evaluate areas of overspending. Aperek Ellipse reveals purchasing and spend practices across disparate systems. This often results in saving millions in previously unknown areas.

Marc Winchester, Vice President of Sales, is eager to show the value of Aperek Ellipse to other health systems. With over 30 years of healthcare IT experience, he brings a depth of knowledge to take on the challenge of getting more hospitals to recognize this revolutionary solution. "The Aperek team can directly and positively impact the rising healthcare costs today. Supplies are the second highest cost to health systems and Aperek Ellipse directly enables users to drive these costs down. Users get real-time, anytime visibility to savings opportunities. They can eliminate costly spending habits and more confidently negotiate pricing," says Winchester.

In addition to the hiring of Marc Winchester, Aperek recently announced a renewed calling to reveal and drive-down clinical supply costs. This renewed focused is shown in the first Aperek video and the launch of a new product, Aperek Pulse.

About Aperek:

Aperek is a leading provider of web-based analytics and savings solutions for the healthcare supply chain. Aperek has spent years working alongside clients to reduce operational expenses, improve spend visibility and uncover significant savings opportunities. Aperek offers an innovative suite of solutions – Aperek EllipseTM; Aperek PulseTM; Aperek Supply ChainTM, Aperek General LedgerTM; Aperek Accounts PayableTM; Aperek Fixed AssetsTM. These products, along with a dedicated team of Aperek consultants, earn consistent high rankings in Klas and mdBuyline year over year. For information, please visit http://aperek.com/.

About Adventist Health:

Adventist Health is a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. The Adventist Health workforce consists of 28,600 including more than 20,500 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,600 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 220 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. Visit http://www.AdventistHealth.org for more information.


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