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SourceMedical (Birmingham, Alabama), a provider of outpatient information solutions collectively serving 6,000 ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, physician practices, rehabilitation clinics, and diagnostic imaging centers, reported entering into a partnership with Inventory Optimization Solutions (IOS; Aliso Viejo, California), a builder of web-based healthcare supply chain solutions, to provide the SourcePlus PurchaseConnection, an advanced eProcurement portal, and to become a distributor of IOS's supply chain management solutions.

SourceMedical said that the alliance provides its customers and any surgery center that participates in the portal with a web-based supply chain solution designed to improve product availability, improve inventory levels, reduce labor, and reduce costs.

SourceMedical is integrating the IOS application into its Vision, AdvantX and SurgiSource product portfolio and will offer the IOS solution to its customers as a monthly subscription service.

"Our ambulatory surgery center and surgical hospital customers are looking for continued improvement with supply chain management. We found our customer base required more advanced supply chain management capabilities and we are confident that IOS's healthcare focused solution is a perfect fit. IOS's barcode technology, their connectivity with distributor's and manufacturers, and the accounts payable three-way match capabilities are tools our customers can use to more efficiently manage their supply resources and processes," said Scott Palmer, president/COO of SourceMedical's Surgery Division.