Inventory Optimization Solutions (IOS): The Patient-Centered Solution For Supply Chain Management
Steve Britt, Managing Partner
In healthcare, operational efficiency and precision directly correlate with a patients’ well-being. This is why, for over a decade, Inventory Optimization Solutions (IOS) has delivered the highest-quality procurement solutions to healthcare institutions. As an established player in the industry, IOS serves healthcare institutions, such as hospitals, surgery centers, and physician offices. “IOS has drawnon experience from implementing materials management systems at more than 4,500 sites nationwide to develop and refine our solution, ENVI,” says Steve Britt, Managing Partner, IOS.
ENVI has been meticulously designed and field-tested for every step of the procurement process, from usage tracking to invoice approval. ENVI creates value from existing systems through web-enabled integration with customizable interfaces.This ability to adapt to different organizational structures and sizes makes ENVI aptly suited for enterprise implementations where there is a need for a single technology solution to manage multiple sites and departments that access a broad portfolio of purchased products. Furthermore, ENVI is equipped with the ability to channel all purchasing activity through a unified platform. ENVI is a single organization-wide item and vendor master that allows connected locations to funnel purchases to approved vendors.
ENVI brings improvements to every step of the procurement process from usage tracking to invoice approval
ENVI provides mobility to its users through the ease of use and convenience of web-based accessibility. Users can check stock levels, order status updates, create new orders, and so on without being physically present at the office. The ENVI reporting engine not only provides a robust suite of pre-configured reports but also allows users to add and remove data elements to customize the data they want to analyse from the system. ENVI’s highly flexible interfacing engine integrates with users’ existing systems, which allows data, such as inventory used and purchased items, between systems. This capability enhances the value of users’ total information technology investment and enables greater efficiency and control.
Over the past 13 years, IOS has been the go-to supply chain solution for top healthcare institutions. In a recent example, Regent Surgical Health needed a combined system to manage the purchasing process across all of its surgery centers. Upon implementing IOS’s ENVI solution, Regent found a complete materials management information system that brought improvements to virtually every step of the procurement process while adding value by interfacing with the existing systems. This collaboration enabled Regent Surgical Health to track most of the key elements of the supply chain, integrate the information, review records, and better manage costs throughout the entire organization.
IOS routinely incorporates customer feedback in new software functionalities and features. This also ensures that the features being delivered are directly impacting the clients’ operations. Having released a number of system enhancements over the past year and constantly listening to the customer needs, Inventory Optimization Solutions operates as a capable team, continuously simplifying procurement process for healthcare providers.