To help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Resilinc, Stanford Health Care, UPS, and Premier, Inc., have partnered to create The Exchange at Resilinc, a cloud-based platform created exclusively for hospitals to identify, locate and exchange critical medical supplies due to inventory imbalances.
For example, a hospital can list N95 masks they need and offer medical gowns they can spare in exchange. Using a single online platform, hospitals can locate and trade the items they need and have the packages shipped at the same time. This helps reduce inventory shortages of medical supplies that are critically needed in areas of the U.S. where patients are facing severe symptoms from the coronavirus.
The Exchange at Resilinc also allows medical distributors, businesses and procurement organizations to donate medical supplies and match them directly to hospitals or healthcare organizations in need of certain items.
Resilinc has been building the platform since January in collaboration with senior executives Amanda Chawla of Stanford Healthcare and Chaun Powell of Premier Inc., the country’s leading group purchasing organization (GPO). The platform is based on the Resilinc technology in use by more than 90,000 supply chain organizations around the globe.
Note: The Exchange at Resilinc is not an e-commerce site. There are no cash or credit card transactions involved in the trades.
Why the need?
Resilinc data reveals that more than 2,600 healthcare-related items, such as masks, surgical gowns, sanitary supplies, beds, eye gear, etc., are currently on allocation or experiencing shortages across the U.S.
How it works: The Exchange allows participants to facilitate a more seamless collaboration across a wider range of participating hospitals than what can be accomplished by manual efforts. Resilinc’s transparent and collaborative ecosystem will allow an entire network to respond in order to meet patient needs faster and to help save lives. Resilinc is on track to register more than 2,000 hospitals and healthcare organizations by the end of April.
Resilinc has also partnered with UPS to provide a streamlined package delivery service through the exchange platform. However, any delivery service can be used.
For more information, visit http://www.resilinc.com.
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