The Acurity Group Purchasing Program provides hospitals and health systems with a level of pricing they cannot achieve on their own or elsewhere. Acurity’s contracting expertise and regional influence enable us to develop strategic contracts that include better-than-national pricing and significant value-adds. This service—combined with our extensive network and the additional features of the Acurity Supply Chain Improvement Plan—offers you a complete picture of financial and operational improvement across the healthcare continuum.
Acurity unites a regional contracting strategy with the power of national aggregation through our affiliation with Premier. Acurity members have access to extensively vetted and highly relevant products and services through both Premier’s national portfolio and Acurity’s regional portfolio. The Acurity contract portfolio includes regional elements to meet the specific needs of our members as well as contract coverage in areas not well served by other group purchasing organizations, such as
- revenue generation
- purchased services
- information technology
- emerging medical technologies
Our unique purchasing model also allows us to offer a greater level of support and provide aggregation opportunities to affiliated hospitals and health systems as well as their owned, leased, or managed partners. Our team has years of experience helping health systems and integrated delivery networks standardize purchasing processes and secure optimal pricing.
Additional Purchasing Program Elements
Acurity members have access to a direct sourcing alternative that takes links out of the supply chain, resulting in a greater impact on product flow, pricing, and quality. This program—requested by members—was established to bring a comprehensive supply chain solution, diverse product portfolio, and competitive pricing to members and distributor partners.
LIMITED-TIME, VOLUME-DRIVEN PURCHASING
Acurity members have access to coordinated, limited-time, volume-driven purchasing opportunities that offer savings beyond regular contract pricing. These solutions may also include value-adds, such as special rates for financing, trade-in programs, training, preventive maintenance & service programs, and extended warranties.
EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT PROGRAM
This program allows provider organizations to extend contract savings on a variety of goods and services—like cellular services, office supplies, and more—to their employees at no cost to their organizations.
CONTRACT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY
Acurity members automatically receive access to—and dedicated Acurity staff support for—a contract management solution consisting of contract catalog, price activation, and analytics.
EXPENSE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
Working with American Express, Acurity has developed a program that can help eliminate check-cutting and automate reconciliation, and reallocate staff resources to focus on analyzing spend instead of using manual processes.
The Acurity Group Purchasing Program is supported by the subject matter expertise of our contract managers as well as the regularly updated and advanced market intelligence provided by our internal analytics experts.
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