Distribution partnership between Medline and Northside Hospital delivering cost savings for more than 2,500 physicians
Apr 20, 2016 9:45 AM -
MUNDELEIN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 19, 2016--According to a 2014 study, 53 percent of physicians described themselves as hospital or medical group employees. As a result, they can tap into more robust supply chain resources. Since 2013, Medline, a global medical supplies company, has provided physicians at Northside Hospital in Atlanta with customized supply chain solutions to help them achieve their clinical and financial goals. Because of the company's leading customer service and logistics capabilities, Northside Hospital has awarded Medline a five-year distribution agreement extension to continue its supply chain support. Through the partnership, Medline provides 190 physician offices with a strong portfolio of commodity products -- including exam gloves,point-of-care tests and custom packs -- to help enhance patient-care solutions and cost savings. To ensure physicians can create efficiencies and track results, Medline sends monthly spending reports to help monitor contract compliance and price accuracy.