Our approach

We bridge supply
chain and clinical
expertise to make
healthcare run better

THE CHALLENGE

You’re squeezed in all directions

And the pressures are only increasing—from shrinking margins, expanded responsibilities, logistical complications and shortages. When costs and revenues are the ultimate measure of an effective, high-performing organization, how do you provide the best care in the most sustainable way?

THE SOLUTION

Relieving the pressure requires more than a supply vendor

It requires a deep understanding of your immediate and long-term goals. We’re more than a vendor. We’re an extension of your business, helping you get the most from your supplies. From co-developing new products all the way through how effectively products are used, we make sure you have exactly what you need to optimize performance:

Customized solutions from surgical procedure trays and at-home care kits to crisis supply management

Streamlined logistics to keep your clinicians focused on care over non-clinical tasks

Standardized practices to help reduce variation in care

Data-driven, formulary guidance to help you make smarter buying decisions

We help you push back on the squeeze and achieve your goals

Our dedicated team of experts works with you to make sure you have the resources—people, products, time and money—to provide the best care. We start by identifying your challenges and outlining actions to help you increase revenues and decrease costs.

THE STRATEGY

We focus on 4 key areas to help optimize your total supply chain and operating performance

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Blue compass shows how Medline helps improve care quality, build loyalty, work more efficiently and reduce supply spending Blue compass shows how Medline helps improve care quality, build loyalty, work more efficiently and reduce supply spending
Blue compass shows how Medline helps improve care quality, build loyalty, work more efficiently and reduce supply spending Blue compass shows how Medline helps improve care quality, build loyalty, work more efficiently and reduce supply spending

Improve care quality

We enable you to deliver improved clinical outcomes regardless of the care setting.

Are your readmission rates creeping up?

We actively manage patients across all points of care.

Is there variance from unit to unit?

We work to standardize practices and products through clinical solutions and assessments.

Do you have what you need to perform at your best?

We help to ensure your staff has what they need.

Improve care quality

We enable you to deliver improved clinical outcomes regardless of the care setting.

Are your readmission rates creeping up?

We actively manage patients across all points of care.

Is there variance from unit to unit?

We work to standardize practices and products through clinical solutions and assessments.

Do you have what you need to perform at your best?

We help to ensure your staff has what they need.

Be the preferred choice

We help you extend your reach and deepen trust between your system and your patients.

Do your patients/residents need help following their care plan or managing their chronic condition?

We engage patients/residents to take an active role in their care

Are you delivering the care experience people expect?

We improve satisfaction and outcomes

Are you the first choice for care in your community?

We promote preference and loyalty

Work more efficiently.

We help you focus on care, by minimizing the time and space required for non-clinical activities.

Are you tight for supply space?

We design storerooms, reorganize storage racks and right-size par levels for ease of access and minimal footprint

Are staff spending too much time managing supplies?

We bring caregivers back to the bedside by customizing procedure kits and trays, and delivering supplies unpacked, pre-organized and ready to use

Are you getting the most use out of your supplies?

We minimize wasted or unused products through supply management and loss prevention programs

Reduce supply spending.

We help you increase the value of what you buy and how you purchase by minimizing the carrying costs.

Are you paying too much?

We control product costs through strategic sourcing, vendor management, device reprocessing and cost-effective product selection

Do you have the ability to forecast and control spending?

We provide data tools and guardrails that make the right choice easy

Are you holding the right amount of inventory?

We improve visibility through real-time inventory data and automated restocking

THE GOAL

Provide the best care for all

When you improve your operating performance, you can do exactly what’s right for one patient, while making sure you have the resources to keep doing what’s right for every patient, in every care setting, at every stage of life.

CASE STUDIES

The results speak for themselves

Find out more about how we apply our approach to your unique challenges.

For more examples of how Medline helps make healthcare run better for its partners, visit our Strategies for success.

Improve care quality
Be the preferred choice
Work more efficiently
Reduce supply spending