GE HealthCare and Advantus Health Partners, a provider of supply chain models for healthcare organizations, announced an agreement to provide GE HealthCare’s healthcare technology management (HTM) services to Advantus Health Partners’ clients.

The comprehensive HTM program offers complete management of medical equipment in a healthcare facility–including ongoing maintenance, monitoring for and addressing recalls, disinfection and distribution, and more for Advantus Health Partners’ clients, according to the companies.

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“Advantus was founded following our team’s success designing a better supply chain model for a large health system with 48 hospitals. We understand the growing challenges that health care providers—large and small—face in today’s environment,” says Dan Hurry, president of Advantus Health Partners. “We are constantly working to bring next-generation supply chain management models to our customers, and this relationship with GE HealthCare underscores our commitment to delivering benefits to health systems, suppliers and the overall health care supply chain.”

The program also aims to help reduce costs and improve productivity for their clients through standardization of processes to manage equipment across healthcare systems and proactive monitoring of data safety. Further, their clients will have access to Encompass, GE HealthCare’s real-time location system technology that tracks and locates a provider’s equipment so caregivers can spend less time searching for equipment and more time with patients. Other services include advanced asset management and an advanced scopes program with proactive service strategy for endoscopes.

“We are excited to build a healthier future by managing the comprehensive service needs of healthcare providers and helping ensure they have the latest technology available to provide quality care to their patients,” says Mohamed El-Demerdash, GE HealthCare U.S. and Canada Services president. “Together with Advantus Health Partners, we will support health care organizations as they continue to evolve and adapt to meet their ever-changing needs and those of the communities they serve.”