Mainspring Healthcare Solutions, an equipment lifecycle management platform provider, and PartsSource, a medical device parts supplier, have announced a partnership to enable their clients to better manage parts replacement. According to the companies, the integration of PartsSource’s ePartsFinder application and Mainspring’s Asset Enterprise CMMS will deliver greater benefits to clients, including reduced parts costs, better productivity, and improved visibility into parts consumption, spending, and quality.
“The Mainspring partnership with PartsSource is going to take our software automation to a new level, by incorporating the power of ePartsFinder directly into Asset Enterprise. Users will be able to view the PartsSource catalog and place purchase requests from within a work order. Their purchase request status will then be automatically updated in the system, saving HTM departments a great deal of time and money,” says Mainspring CEO Hank Goddard.
Asset Enterprise will also have the ability to automatically order parts based on upcoming scheduled work and par levels, Mainspring says, reducing unplanned downtime and parts and shipping costs.
“Mainspring’s integration with PartsSource’s online tools enable an organization to drastically reduce the time spent sourcing, ordering, and tracking parts while improving the quantity and quality of data stored in their work orders,” says PartsSource CTO Chris Fuss. “This integrated solution automates the creation and management of materials, reducing duplicates while also ensuring accurate pricing data is applied in real time so that the true cost of an asset can be accurately measured.”
Asset Enterprise can also reportedly interface with ERP software to allow purchasing information to be shared with an organization’s operational and financial databases.
For more information, visit the PartsSource and Mainspring websites.
what we need is a company that puts a big internet integrated parts vending machine or fleet of machines in a hospital. the generated work order dispenses the part and the biomed takes it out of the chute. the restocking is done automatically by the company and the hospital gets a monthly bill for parts used. this would also include ecg cables, lead wires, cuffs, lamps, spo2 probes, temp probes etc that biomeds and caregivers use. they would log in with their user name and password enter the CE# of the device they intend to use the part on, select the item they need and get it and their dept would be charged.
if the Japanese can build a sushi vending machine parts source should be able to do it for common medical parts.
this would really be innovative and useful…