Darlene Vortherms created PurNet in 1990 and has been working in materials management for over 30 years. PurNet provides its members with the tools and manpower to accurately control and manage supply costs, the 2nd largest expense for healthcare facilities. PurNet has over 1,660 members and provides services to surgery centers, clinics, hospitals, & multi-specialty clinics across the United States.
PurNet works from an 105 million dollar contract portfolio and is able to compile its inventory volumes from all of its members to reach higher tier pricing on supplies. This has contributed to our members retrieving an average savings of 28% on their supplies.
PurNet as an esteemed relationship with distributors, manufacturers and vendors and are able to negotiate competitive pricing on supplies. In addition, distributors and vendors alert us on purchase orders that are not consistent with a members purchase history. This helps to prevent our members from receiving and paying for products purchased in error.
PurNet offers an off-site materials management department and/or contracts department to our members. By offering this service, our members do not have to invest the time in managing, maintaining, tracking, placing, submitting, etc., supplies and contracts.
PurNet will review your product lines and make suggestions based upon your GPO’s contract portfolio. The product substitution that we recommend are equivalent in quality but cheaper in price. We will also work with our members to arrange product trials prior to our members making the final decision.
PurNet works with various GPOs to identify the best GPO option for our members that can earn them the greatest savings potential. We also have the tools and expertise to help you optimize on contracts offered through your GPO. Because of this, PurNet members have a 95% contract compliance with their GPO.
PurNet will maintain your current inventory module so that existing and new supplies reflect accurate pricing no matter if it is on contract or non-contract. This ensures that you are able to run accurate case costing. It also provides accounts payable with the tools to verify the price on the invoices to avoid overpayment.
PurNet assists its members in expediting the ordering process through our web based ordering software and barcode inventory system. This helps PurNet members decrease the time needed in ordering and managing purchase orders.
PurNet understands the functionality of the EMR systems and can therefore assist surgical hospitals in implementing their inventory module into the EMR system. By allowing PurNet to perform this service, surgical hospitals are able to reduce the employee costs as well as eliminate the guesswork and frustration associated with performing the implementation themselves.