IRVING, Texas, June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today aptitude LLC announced the winners of the fourth annual aptitude accolades. These award winning healthcare providers are aggressively seeking new ways to self-contract and exploring innovative, collaborative approaches to reducing costs. The aptitude accolades are broken down into four categories: Supplier of the Year, Aggregation Group of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and IDN of the Year. Supplier of the Year, which was presented to Cardinal Health, was announced earlier this year at the Vizient Connections Summit in Las Vegas.
The three remaining aptitude accolades, which represent the provider side of the business, are as follows:
Aggregation Group of the Year: Upper Midwest Consolidated Services Center (UMCSC)
Newcomer of the Year: Kootenai Health
IDN of the Year: Memorial Hermann
Each of these healthcare providers have partnered with aptitude and leveraged the actionable data and advanced technology to enhance their self-contracting efforts.
"We are gaining traction in the industry and delivering on our mission to reduce the cost of healthcare as we rapidly approach the $1 billion mark in volume," said Troy Kirchenbauer, GM for aptitude. "But we could not achieve this mission without the support of our dedicated business partners. Both suppliers and providers recognize the value that contracting through aptitude delivers and the strategic relationships that form as a result are something we are very proud of. Congratulations to all aptitude accolade award winners, they have seen incredible success this past year. We are optimistic about the future with innovative leaders like Cardinal, UMCSC, Kootenai, and Memorial Hermann in our corner."
Launched as a contracting market in 2013, aptitude reduces the cost of healthcare and accelerates strategic supply chain partnerships by allowing providers & suppliers to create opportunities, streamline execution and improve performance. The company supports self-contracting activity between hospitals and suppliers and is expected to exceed $1B in total contract volume in 2017. Today, hospitals and suppliers are accelerating their speed to value by creating and executing agreements in about 45 days.
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