April 02, 2020

Resilinc and Premier Inc. to Launch Healthcare Exchange to Help Hospitals Access Supplies & Ease Shortages During COVID-19



Resilinc And Premier Inc. To Launch Healthcare Exchange To Help Hospitals Access Supplies & Ease Shortages During COVID-19

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Hospitals can apply to the exchange now at no cost to locate and trade critical supplies

MILPITAS, Calif. & CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2020--Resilinc, the leading provider of AI-based supply chain mapping and disruption monitoring services, and Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, today announced the roll out of The Exchange at Resilinc. The Exchange is a cloud-based platform for the healthcare industry where hospitals interact with vetted peer organizations to identify, locate and exchange critical medical items during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The exchange platform, in collaboration with Stanford Medicine, will launch in mid-April and is now accepting applications for providers and industry groups to join at no cost.

Through the Exchange – which is agnostic to any group purchasing organization – hospitals and frontline healthcare providers experiencing supply shortages can submit requests for specific items and be matched with peer organizations who can supply those items through a safe, secure and trusted network. Donations of critical supplies are also welcome and will be disbursed through an integrated donation center.

“Resilinc is proud to collaborate with Premier and Stanford Medicine to bring the Exchange from concept to reality, leveraging our experience in helping our customers protect their supply chains from disruptions,” said Bindiya Vakil, CEO and founder of Resilinc. “Many hospitals searching for items that are on allocation by suppliers must manually locate other hospitals who have inventory. This can be time consuming, less successful and has a narrow geographic reach. The Exchange at Resilinc is a modern, cloud-based tool that can expedite communications between hospitals and help them instantly locate and negotiate for medical supplies among thousands of hospitals nationwide.”

Providers can apply to join The Exchange in under 10 minutes at https://theexchange.resilinc.com/healthcare/pre-registration/, and each provider can list items it needs and offer those it can spare in exchange. Healthcare organizations, nonprofits and other businesses are encouraged to apply if they would like to donate much-needed supplies.

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