Brightree® Strengthens Integrated ePurchasing Relationship with McKesson Medical-Surgical to Help HME Providers Reduce Operational Costs

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No fees for integrated electronic purchasing program

ATLANTA - May 29, 2014 - Brightree, the leading provider of cloud-based clinical, billing and business management software solutions for the post-acute care industry, announced today that it has strengthened its electronic data exchange relationship with McKesson Medical-Surgical Minnesota Supply Inc. (McKesson Medical-Surgical an affiliate of NYSE:MCK) . Brightree will now offer electronic purchasing transactions and initial program setup at no charge for Brightree customers through McKesson Direct℠, an electronic order interface for home medical equipment (HME) providers.

“This enhanced strategic relationship for integrated ePurchasing will continue to provide common customers significant time and cost savings that come with real-time integration,” said Jeff Bowman, vice president Homecare sales at McKesson Medical-Surgical. “Customers are reporting improved efficiencies, reduced call volume and labor cost reductions.”

Brightree’s integrated electronic purchasing with McKesson Direct enables HME providers to view McKesson Medical-Surgical item availability in real time, perform one-touch drop shipments and receive automatic confirmations, including delivery notifications. Providers can quickly place accurate orders with key suppliers, decrease shipping and delivery expenses, optimize inventory by reducing carrying costs and eliminate re-keying and data entry errors.

“Providers need efficiencies that help relieve the financial pressures of reduced reimbursement rates and escalating operational costs,” said Chris Watson, chief operating officer at Brightree. “This strengthened relationship with McKesson Medical-Surgical helps our customers quickly place accurate orders, optimize inventory and streamline administration, all of which contribute to improved profitability.”

How it works

When a purchase order is created in the Brightree system, a transmission is sent from Brightree via a secure connection to the McKesson Medical-Surgical system. The electronic links between the companies’ systems provide customers real-time access to product details, inventory availability and critical order information, as well as the ability to submit a purchase order directly without having to call or fax in orders. The links also enable customers to track their purchases with order confirmations, shipping and delivery notifications, as well as electronic invoices, all within the Brightree system.

For more information on the Brightree and McKesson Medical-Surgical relationship, please click here.

About Brightree

Brightree is the leading provider of cloud-based software for the post-acute care industry. Our nearly 500 team members serve more than 3,000 companies in the HME, home health, hospice, O&P, HME pharmacy, home infusion and rehab home care segments. Brightree's unique SaaS software solutions follow the natural workflow of providers to automate and improve how they manage their businesses. The company is ranked as one of the top 100 healthcare IT companies in the U.S. on the prestigious Healthcare Informatics 100 (HCI 100) list. For further information, visit www.brightree.com or call 1.888.598.7797.

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