St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 08, 2012
Amerinet, a leading national healthcare solutions organization collaborated with long-time member Intermountain Healthcare to develop a strategic plan for cost-savings, purchasing alignment and standardization of generic injectables, which resulted in savings of $825,000, through a unique plan utilizing Amerinet Choice®, Amerinet’s preferred portfolio subsidiary.
Amerinet Choice offers a comprehensive selection of generics with guaranteed savings. By utilizing Amerinet as a sole source, Intermountain also receives value-added pharmacy services such as individualized consultative assistance in identifying realistic, actionable opportunities for spend-reduction, benchmarking operations, compliance strategies and source standardization.
“We were able to build and implement a unique program using our preferences, parameters and procedures, but only because of our partnership with Amerinet. Their willingness to collaborate with our physicians, pharmacy and purchasing teams, as well as suppliers and manufacturers, was crucial for success. Amerinet created a one-of-a-kind solution that uniquely fit our needs. The relationship and the trust that has grown between our two organizations are rare in this industry and have proved to be invaluable,” said Curtis McEntire, pharmacy sourcing manager, Intermountain Healthcare.
As one of only seven national healthcare systems chosen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to serve in a leadership role, Intermountain leadership knew that developing state-of-the-art best practices in safety, injectable standardization would contribute to organizational goals to improve quality and the process of care.
Based on Intermountain’s committed volume for certain drugs, McEntire, Amerinet’s pharmacy specialists and contracting managers were able to expand and strengthen the Amerinet Choice portfolio. In addition to vigorously supporting contracted suppliers, Amerinet’s pharmacy directors of contracting solutions work diligently to continuously advance the portfolio with new products utilizing feedback received from Amerinet membership.
Said Mike Merrigan, Amerinet pharmacy specialist director who worked closely on the project with Intermountain, “Not only is it gratifying to know we have gained our members’ confidence – we’ve helped them with their mission to provide affordable, high-quality healthcare to their patients and community. Also, collaborating with a great partner like Intermountain on this project helps Amerinet grow as an organization. The knowledge gained throughout the process can now be employed company-wide to benefit our entire membership.”
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As a leading national healthcare solutions organization, Amerinet collaborates with acute and alternate care providers to create and deliver unique solutions through performance improvement resources, guidance and ongoing support. With better product standardization and utilization, new financial tools beyond contracting and alliances that help lower costs, raise revenue and champion quality, Amerinet enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve. To learn more about how Amerinet can help you successfully navigate the future of healthcare reform, visit http://www.amerinet-gpo.com.