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Leading Healthcare Organizations Transform into Centralized, Collaborative Shared Service Operations with Infor Healthcare

United States – July 29, 2013, 07:40 AM

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced at the 2013 AHRMM Annual Conference, strong momentum for Infor Lawson Supply Chain Management, part of the Infor Lawson suite of solutions tailored to the Healthcare industry. Among many of the leading organizations that have selected Infor Healthcare to achieve and maintain more accurate visibility and control over its supply chain are MLK Community Hospital (Los Angeles, Calif.), Huntington Hospital (Pasadena, Calif.), Prime Healthcare (Ontario, Calif.), WellStar Health System (Marietta, Ga.), University Health System (San Antonio, Texas) and Greenville Health System (Greenville, S.C.).

As part of a comprehensive solution for healthcare providers, Infor Lawson Supply Chain Management for Healthcare integrates with other Infor solutions, such as Infor Lawson Enterprise Financial Management, Infor Supply Chain Execution, Infor Enterprise Asset Management, and Infor Lawson Clinical Bridge to enable a comprehensive, connected, and more efficient supply chain.

"With Infor, we've built a more collaborative, smarter supply chain, that's helped us improve our bottom line," said John Mateka, executive director, Greenville Health System. "In fact, we were just named the 2013 Supply Chain Management Department of the Year by Healthcare Purchasing News due to our strong leadership, vision and execution of a transformational plan."

Infor Lawson Supply Chain Management for Healthcare delivers tools that help staff to focus on more critical tasks, enhancing their value to the organization and increasing job satisfaction-all while helping to improve quality of patient outcomes.

"Huntington Hospital prides itself on delivering exceptional care and service to the community, and partnering with an organization that truly understands the needs of the healthcare industry is critical to our continued success," said Debbie Tafoya, chief information officer, Huntington Hospital. "It is clear to us that Infor understands our goals and is focused on helping us achieve our objectives. Because Infor's applications are specialized for Healthcare, they have been a strong strategic partner for us and we are looking forward to the continued benefits we are already experiencing through their products and service."

In addition, Infor Lawson Supply Chain Management for Healthcare supports GS1 standards, allowing standardized location and item identification for optimal speed and accuracy in the supply chain. With this solution, organizations can store, utilize, transact, and report using GS1 identifiers, such as the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) and Global Location Number (GLN).

"Since partnering with Infor, we hope to better manage the procurement process by simplifying the creation, management, and monitoring of contracts," said Kourtney Mosby, team leader, University Health System. "Now, our organization has clear visibility into price and compliance information, which gives us the tools to negotiate more effectively, standardize purchasing practices, and improve our bottom line."

The full suite of Infor Lawson Supply Chain Management for Healthcare has several modules which include Procurement, Requisition Center, Mobile Requisitions, Mobile Inventory, Procurement Card Self-Service, Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management, Supplier Order Management, Mobile Supply Chain Management, Point of Use, Surgical Instrument Management, Recall Management, Distribution Management and Supply Chain Analytics.

Healthcare providers face increasing pressure to reduce costs in order to deliver financially sustainable patient care. It's critical that leaders have real-time visibility of the entire supply chain to identify opportunities to reduce costs and optimize assets, ultimately in support of improved patient outcomes," said Steve Fanning, vice president, Healthcare, Infor. "By connecting and automating the end-to-end supply chain with industry-specific solutions designed for Healthcare, organizations can improve alignment across clinical and supply chain operations and quickly adapt as needed with confidence in their decision-making information."

Infor Healthcare is an innovative, industry-leading suite of solutions designed specifically for healthcare. Infor solutions transform how people and systems work better together by improving the integration, planning, tracking, and management of a healthcare organization's most vital resources - people, supplies, clinical data, and financial assets. Infor Health 3.0, Infor's approach to responding to healthcare's most critical priorities, provides organizations with more effective solutions to enable collaborative care delivery and financial and environmental sustainability, to help organizations enhance the quality of clinical outcomes and the viability of business operations. For more information please visit

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