January 14, 2021 – Bon Secours Mercy Health has launched a new group purchasing organization (GPO), Advantus Health Partners.
According to the IDN, in addition to identifying cost-savings efficiencies through purchasing, Advantus offers expertise in distribution and logistics, inventory management, clinical integration and many other integrated supply chain solutions.
The GPO will use advanced data and analytic systems to help partners modernize, track and inform sourcing and logistic decisions to create more efficient operations. With its experience, size and depth of industry knowledge, Advantus is uniquely equipped to help organizations meet their business goals and optimize their operations, including such critical but often overlooked business areas as information technology.
Advantus will partner with community hospitals, academic medical centers, regional integrated delivery networks, national health systems, critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician clinics to provide a variety of solutions essential to streamlining workflows and improving scale.