Jump Technologies, Inc., an innovative software company that provides cloud-based mobile solutions for supply chain management in hospitals and health systems, today announced a new strategic partnership with athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of network-enabled services and mobile applications for healthcare providers nationwide. Through this strategic partner agreement, Jump Technologies has integrated JumpStock™ Inventory Management into the athenaOne for Hospitals and Health Systems® service, which can help thousands of providers benefit from immediate access to inventory management and electronic ordering capabilities. Current JumpStock users are reducing inventory and labor costs by reducing or eliminating stock-outs, overstocking, off-contract spending, and other inefficiencies that result from legacy technology and processes.
JumpTech has committed to improving the results achieved in hospitals based on supply chain performance. “This partnership offers strategic alignment: athenahealth has focused for years on disrupting healthcare processes with innovation,” says John Freund, CEO, Jump Technologies, Inc. “JumpTech is aggressively pursuing improvements in the way hospitals manage supplies and inventory, in order to achieve the cost reductions required by declining reimbursement and shifts in care delivery. Partnering with athenahealth will help accelerate measurable savings for the healthcare industry.”
athenahealth has notably commented that for healthcare to work as it should, the system needs a massive surge in disruptive innovation — radical change that can bring new solutions to providers and advancements to the entire industry. athenahealth’s ‘More Disruption Please’ (MDP) program fuels this upheaval, bringing together forward-thinking entrepreneurs, healthcare IT companies, and contributors to partner with athenahealth in a shared mission: To improve the state of healthcare through transparency, connectivity and technological excellence.
Ryan Wise, vice president of Emerging Services at athenahealth added, “We’re continuing to enhance the world-class platform we offer to hospitals and supply chain is a critical factor, as it’s the second largest and fastest growing area of expense. Partnering with JumpStock allows us to extend the reach of our network—already the broadest network of payers and providers in the country—to include supply chain vendors.”
Users of athenaOne for Hospitals and Health Systems and JumpStock are excited about the opportunity. “We’ve been using athena throughout our hospital and are in the process of completing our implementation of JumpStock,” says Vickie Gunter, Director Materials Management, Faith Community Hospital. “It’s been a quick and painless process – the system is easy to navigate and we’re already seeing results. I especially like the reporting tools in JumpStock, which will help us build more accuracy in our supply forecasting, as we can now see exactly what supplies we’re using in each department and at what rate.”
The offering is now generally available to all athenaOne for Hospital and Health Systems existing and new clients. To learn more about athenahealth for Hospitals & Health Systems, visit http://www.athenahealth.com/enterprise
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About Jump Technologies, Inc.
JumpTech is the first provider of cloud-based supply management solutions for hospitals and healthcare organizations that are easy to implement, adopt and manage, using mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones. Eliminating extensive investments in hardware, implementation time and training, solutions from JumpTech are guaranteed to deliver immediate return on investment. Easy-to-use interfaces and accurate, timely reports help drive compliance, reduce training, save hard dollars and reduce labor. For more information, visit www.jumptech.com or call (888) 373-7226. Follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter @JumpTechNews and on Google+ at google.com/+JumptechInc.