Medline, Brightree pilot new supply interface

Thursday, July 2, 2015

MUNDELEIN, Ill. – Medline and Brightree have expanded an existing partnership to bring a new supply interface to the market for licensed home health and hospice dealers. Using the interface, these dealers will only have to enter patient data once rather than each time they order products. “Through this new interface expansion, we aim to help address common patient data entry challenges by making sure patients receive the right products when and where they need them,” stated Mike Lee, president, homecare sales division, Medline, in a press release. To test the interface, Medline and Brightree have coordinated a pilot program among home healthcare agencies and hospices nationwide. One of the trail participants: Natick Visiting Nurse Association. “This collaboration highlights two major forces in the post-acute industry: working together to become more integrated so that clients like us can provide better and more cost effective care to our patients,” stated Wendy Cofran, the association’s CIO.