MedAssets Supply Chain Systems Signs Contract with IMS for Instrument Services

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- IMS®, the InstrumentReady company, announces that MedAssets Supply Chain Systems has awarded IMS a multi-year contract to provide surgical instrument repair, minimally invasive surgical support and central sterile process improvement to MedAssets customers nationwide.

MedAssets Supply Chain Systems is one of the largest group purchasing organizations in the U.S. and builds customized solutions encompassing procurement of common medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, physician preference supplies, food/nutrition items, and capital equipment.

According to Gene Robinson, president and CEO of IMS, We are excited about demonstrating how our InstrumentReady approach to surgical instrument services is unique. By providing staff education, on-location support teams, online account information and repair history, we focus on making sure instruments and equipment are ready when the surgical team is ready. We provide services that increase efficiency for MedAssets customers, going far beyond basic repair.

The value of proactively managing instrument repair costs was a key component in the selection of IMS, says Karlee Koenig, director of clinical supply chain for MedAssets Supply Chain Systems. Our goal is to help healthcare providers improve their margins, and IMS brings a refreshing approach to cost containment by being proactive and helping hospitals eliminate the causes of instrument repair.

Source: Integrated Medical Systems International, Inc.