Amerinet Merges and Extends Contracts with PDC Healthcare to Provide Greater Benefits to Members
Valencia, CA (Sep. 19, 2013) PDC Healthcare, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, announced today that it has extended and combined its contracts with Amerinet, a leading national healthcare solutions organization. The agreement, which will be effective through June 30, 2016, will provide Amerinet’s more than 2,900 acute care members access to PDC Healthcare’s premier line of patient ID wristbands, labels, medical records supplies, imaging supplies and other healthcare products that prevent medical errors and improve patient safety.
The contract is formatted into two tier structures: Tier one customers will receive discounted pricing on PDC Healthcare’s full line of wristbands, labels, and medical records, filing and imaging supplies. Tier two customers will receive even greater discounts when they meet purchase requirements of PDC Healthcare’s wristband and label products as part of the company’s ValuePlus® Standardization Service.
ValuePlus® helps healthcare organizations consolidate product usage, increases contract compliance, and guarantees cost savings for members that meet requirements of the service. It also helps members maintain compliance with important patient safety regulations, including The Joint Commission, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the American Hospital Association (AHA), to ensure best practices for patient safety and quality care.
“Through our partnership with Amerinet, PDC Healthcare is pleased to continue offering our high-quality patient ID products to contracted healthcare facilities at the best available prices,” said Tracey Carpentier, President of PDC Healthcare. “Amerinet and PDC Healthcare’s relationship helps hospitals to streamline operations, improve clinical outcomes, improve the safety and care of patients, and enhance the overall patient experience.”
PDC Healthcare products are used throughout every major hospital function to help organizations prevent medical errors to increase patient safety and financial performance, while maintaining compliance with important patient safety regulations. These include The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Stage 2 Meaningful Use Requirements, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patient identification.
About PDC Healthcare
With more than 55 years of experience, PDC Healthcare connects people, products, and technology through innovative ID systems that deliver superior customer experiences worldwide. PDC Healthcare is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records, and imaging systems. The company serves the healthcare, leisure & entertainment, and law enforcement industries. A pioneer of innovative technologies, PDC Healthcare introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, first thermal printer wristband, and the award-winning PDC Smart® Kiosk, among many other innovations.
PDC products are used in leading hospitals worldwide and comprise a comprehensive range of solutions that provide positive ID and positive clinical outcomes, while meeting important guidelines of The Joint Commission, World Healthcare Organization, FDA, AHA, and HIPAA. Complying with ISO 9001 standards, PDC follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit www.pdchealthcare.com.
On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC was acquired by Brady Corporation, a world leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.
About Amerinet, Inc.
As a leading national healthcare solutions organization, Amerinet collaborates with acute and non-acute care providers to create and deliver unique solutions through performance improvement resources, guidance and ongoing support. With better product standardization and utilization, new financial tools beyond contracting and alliances that help lower costs, raise revenue and champion quality, Amerinet enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve. To learn more about how Amerinet can help you successfully navigate the future of healthcare reform, visit www.amerinet-gpo.com.
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