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TMCNet:  Novation Releases New Paper: 'Mobile and the Healthcare Supply Chain'

[December 09, 2012]

Novation Releases New Paper: 'Mobile and the Healthcare Supply Chain'

Dec 10, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Novation announced the release of its paper, "Mobile and the Healthcare Supply Chain," which is designed to help hospital supply chain professionals quantify the benefits found in the adoption and usage of mobile applications.


Novation reported that mobile technology in the hospital is growing at a tremendous rate. It is being utilized in many departments within the hospital, and is continuing to grow in its adoption as technology platforms and solutions delivered to the marketplace improve.

"With the increased adoption of mobile devices by hospitals, we fully expect that by 2015 more decisions will be made and business transactions will be done via mobile devices than through a desktop," said Hari Subramanian, director, mobile solutions, Novation.

Increased productivity is the most common quantifiable benefit of mobile technology adoption. Lower costs and higher performance naturally follow that productivity. Notably, the value of any new technology is proportionally associated with the rate of adoption higher user value leads to increased adoption, which in turn leads to additional quantifiable benefits.

Mobile supply chain applications already provide very specific benefits to the hospital supply chain user. These include: -An additional procurement channel -Real-time informed decisions -Increased productivity -Improved Workflow -On-the-go status and pricing updates -Immediate and customized notifications -Reducing inventory costs -Increased User Engagement Novation's paper also includes a return on investment (ROI) analysis that helps tangibly quantify some of the costs and benefits of implementing a mobile strategy.

"Today, there are already significant benefits associated with the use and adoption of mobile technology," said Guillermo Ramas, vice president, information and data services, commercial products. "A net increase in value translates to overall savings for the health care organization. This in turn reduces costs across the health care supply chain, and ultimately, for the patient." White paper copy: www.novationco.com/media/white_papers.asp ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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