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UHC Launches RxLINK(TM) Mobile App to Deliver Instant Data Access for Strategic Pharmacy Purchasing
Date:3/7/2012

CHICAGO, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC, an alliance of the nation's leading nonprofit academic medical centers, announces the launch of a mobile application for RxLINK, UHC's online analytic tool that gives hospitals unprecedented insight into their pharmacy price performance. The mobile app provides a subset of RxLINK™ reports that can be accessed on an Apple iPad.

The application, developed by Novation, UHC's supply contracting company, allows UHC pharmacy supply chain members to quickly access information to support strategic pharmacy purchasing decisions and provides on-demand insight into industry pricing levels. The app is available only to UHC supply chain participants that use SpendLINK®, a Web-based tool that integrates clinical and supply data for a comprehensive view of a hospital's supply expenses across the continuum of care.

The RxLINK™ mobile application offers the following benefits:

  • Portability: Members can access price benchmarking data on the go, anywhere they can use an iPad.
  • Instant access to data: Without needing to boot up a computer or access a virtual private network, members can find comparative pricing data when it is needed, such as during a meeting with a vendor.
  • Facilitates interactive discussions: The RxLINK™ mobile app facilitates discussions with vendors and hospital executives by interactively filtering data and allowing the user to drill down to specific vendor or product detail.
  • User-friendly graphics: The application's grids, graphs, and interactive features are easy to use and interpret and support flexible decision making.

"It's extremely important for hospitals to have quick and easy access to data in order to make strategic purchasing decisions," said Jake Groenewold, UHC's senior vice president, Supply Chain. "RxLINK™ Mobile allow
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