12 healthcare supply chain management apps to know

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Here are 12 healthcare supply chain management apps to know.

Becker's Hospital Review is continually updating this list of supply chain management apps for healthcare leaders to know. To add apps to this list, contact Laura at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com.

Curvo is sourcing technology for implants and physician preference items designed to increase the supply chain efficiency and identify savings. The app automates sourcing by removing manual work with e-sourcing project management and connected vendors.

Descartes Logistics and Supply Chain Glossary is an English-language glossary of commonly used terms and acronyms for reference by supply chain and logistics professionals.

Epocrates is an app that allows physicians to review safety information for thousands of brand, generic and over-the-counter drugs. It includes the ability to check for harmful drug interactions as well as timely medical news and research information.

Intalere Supplier Resources is an app for suppliers to use to conduct facility and geographic searches, review contract information, access live support and more. Intalere is focused on helping improve healthcare providers' jobs with tailored smart solutions for high-quality outcomes.

Hoolos is a cross-reference tool that leverages search technology to provide a simple way to find exact cross references between distributors, manufacturers and private label items. The app also allows for maintaining information on products in the item master.

iOPharma harmonizes transaction processes with trading partners to turn the supply chain into a seamless process. The platform imitates existing workflow practices and provides buyers and suppliers with a familiar medium for transacting without the need to change internal systems.

is Omnicell’s mobile app released in conjunction with their OptiFlex point-of-use systems for managing medical supplies. The app works in conjunction with a scanner attached to the mobile device for faster barcode scanning and then connects to the network and automatically downloads data from the mobile device to the OptiFlex server.

PremierConnect brings all of Premier's apps together in one place, giving access to the shared knowledge of the alliance and allowing users to collaborate online with other members. The company's SpendAdvisor app allows users to analyze total supply spend and find savings opportunities in the medical/surgical pharmacy.

Prodigo Mobile aims to deliver savings by making contract items easily "shop-able" from mobile devices. The technology enables healthcare providers to visualize spend across the enterprise supply chain, delivers financial control and decision support tools to enhance supply chain performance and allows providers to leverage purchase power through improved purchase transparency, standardization and increased contract utilization.

SpendLINK is a proprietary suite of tools from Vizient, Inc. It is primarily used by its academic medical center members to quickly access information to support strategic purchasing decisions and provide on-demand visibility and price benchmarking.

The Source: The HealthTrust University Member Magazine is an enhanced version of HealthTrust's magazine with information about industry issues, technology trends, member case studies, therapeutic advancements and best practices for supply chain management.

The Supply Chain Operations Reference is a mobile app with instant anytime, anywhere access to the supply chain system. The company is focused on improving supply chain efficiency by linking business processes, performance metrics, practices and people skills into a unified structure.

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