Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) May 1, 2006
iCongo Inc., a North American leader in e-commerce solutions, today announced that Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has joined the MediChain e-procurement platform. MediChain, (http://www.medichain.com) developed and operated by iCongo Inc., is an e-commerce solution that seamlessly integrates diverse healthcare and supplier Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. MediChain provides a platform that allows partners to connect their systems over the Internet and to easily exchange documents related to the procurement cycle.
Using MediChain's EDI document exchange system, participating healthcare establishments will be able to transact electronically with Boston Scientific. Through MediChain and its interconnectivity partner, Boston Scientific will be exchanging all procurement related documents, including personalized product catalogs, purchase orders, purchase order acknowledgements, advanced shipment notifications, invoices, as well all the requirements for the Consignment business, when applicable.
"Boston Scientific is excited to be participating in this leading eProcurement initiative which is designed to create supply chain and order processing benefits for both healthcare establishments and healthcare industry suppliers in Quebec," said Veronique Le Saux, Customer Service Manager of Boston Scientific (Canada) Ltd. "At Boston Scientific, we want to enable our customers to work with us however they prefer -- in person, on the phone, or electronically online 24/7."
"We are pleased that Boston Scientific has decided to join the MediChain platform," said Irwin Kramer, President and CEO of iCongo, Inc., the developer and operator of MediChain. "With their participation, many of the leading suppliers to the healthcare industry in Quebec are now participating in this program which will greatly improve the efficiency of procurement in the Quebec healthcare sector.
About iCongo, Inc.
iCongo, Inc. is a leading provider of hosted e-business systems, solutions and services for a wide range of business and consumer applications. iCongo's core technology is the ICE3 (iCongo Collaborative Exchange) collaborative supply chain enablement platform that allows companies and organizations to collaborate with one another, transact business online with their trading partners and to use iCongo's marketing tools suite to communicate with their trading partners and potential customers, employees and others.
MediChain is a fully integrated EDI Document Exchange and e-procurement platform for healthcare establishments. It was established in collaboration with iCongo, Inc. and the Quebec Healthcare Procurement and Logistics Association (AQLASS) to improve efficiency and reduce procurement costs for the Quebec healthcare industry. Through MediChain, hospitals and other healthcare establishments can eliminate the need to use phone, fax and mail, as well as other manual procedures to place and track purchase orders. MediChain streamlines the entire purchase cycle, from creation of the purchase order to the receipt of goods and invoices generation. This results in improved order accuracy and substantially reduced supply chain costs for all involved.
About Boston Scientific Corporation
The Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices with approximately 17,500 employees and revenue of $6.3 billion in 2005. For more than 25 years, Boston Scientific has advanced the practice of less-invasive medicine1 by providing a broad and deep portfolio of innovative products, technologies and services across a wide range of medical specialties. The Company's products help physicians and other medical professionals improve their patients' quality of life by providing alternatives to surgery.
For more information on iCongo-MediChain or on Boston Scientific, please contact:
Tel: 514.866.2664 ext. 203
Veronique Le Saux
Boston Scientific (Canada) Ltd.
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