Cleveland-based PartsSource announces it has added more than 1 million facilities maintenance and repair products to support clinical engineering and facilities management healthcare resources.
PartsSource officials say healthcare facilities management professionals face similar challenges supporting essential operations and maintenance, found in healthcare clinical engineering and technology management (HTM). This includes managing the procurement process manually, including relationships with hundreds of suppliers, insufficient quality data, time-consuming product searches, and limited performance analytics. The result is significant overspending, high variability, and staff inefficiencies, PartsSource officials add.
Plus, with an estimated 30%-40% of total non-labor hospital spend outside of GPO contracts and consisting of low-volume, infrequently purchased items across a fragmented supply chain, the cost of facility downtime and unreliable supply chains to the healthcare system is significant.
PartsSource’s evidence-based marketplace streamlines the procurement process, promoting facilities supply chain reliability and resiliency through:
- Curated multi-vendor resource that consolidates a network of OEM and alternative high-quality suppliers across more than 1 million product options
- Value and quality using the industry’s only evidence-based PRECISION procurement platform that consistently delivers high-quality, reproducible product quality and logistics outcomes
- Spend-tracking and enterprise analytics that provides supply chain visibility and monitoring to reduce risk, and better manage supplier performance key performance indicators and value
“Healthcare is undergoing a necessary digital transformation of its supply chain with the express goal to improve asset uptime and clinical availability as facilities management and clinical engineering maintenance is becoming increasingly mission-critical,” says Philip Settimi, MSE, MD, president and CEO of PartsSource. “By offering a dedicated clinical resource management platform, purpose-built for facilities management and clinical engineering, our clients are now able to speed the availability of their product or service, with the oversight of specialized product experts and billions of data points to improve the cost, quality, reliability, and productivity of their supply chain.”
Facilities management and clinical engineering will be able to further streamline the procurement process via PartsSource’s partnerships with healthcare CMMS providers including Nuvolo, Accruent, and Dude Solutions. PartsSource integration with CMMS platforms enable facilities management and clinical engineering to manage every aspect of clinical and facilities operations easily and quickly—from following and completing a service request, to managing work orders and data, to ordering repair and maintenance products—on any mobile device, online resulting in improved quality, greater efficiency, and cost-savings for providers.
“Digitizing the healthcare supply chain plays a critical role in the delivery of healthcare, and we share a vision of reduced complexity, increased resilience, and organizational agility,” says Tom Stanford, CEO of Nuvolo. “Our partnership with PartsSource into the facilities market provides our customers with the industry’s most advanced integration and world-class technology to accelerate and better coordinate the future of workplace service management across the enterprise.”