Amerinet’s Pat Klancer Elected to GS1 Healthcare U.S. Leadership Team

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Amerinet, Inc., a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization today announced Patricia Klancer – senior director, supply chain, Amerinet Diagnostix – has been elected as a new member to the GS1 Healthcare U.S. Leadership Team.

GS1 provides established standards that enable the sharing of standardized product and location information to ensure that all supply chain partners are using identical, up-to-date, reliable data. As part of the newly elected leadership team, Klancer will be proactively working with U.S. healthcare providers, manufacturers, distributors, group purchasing organizations (GPOs), industry associations, pharmacies and healthcare professionals to implement and effectively utilize GS1 Standards, best practices and Standards-based solutions to improve patient safety and supply chain security and efficiency.

“Amerinet has been a leader in implementing these standards with the goal of improving patient safety and driving costs out of the supply chain,” said Klancer. “For the past five years Amerinet has proactively funded and obtained Global Location Numbers (GLNs) for members and has been working with suppliers to implement the use of GLNs and Global Trade Item Numbers® (GTINs). I look forward to serving on the GS1 Healthcare U.S. Leadership Team and continuing Amerinet’s dedication in driving the GS1 Standards initiative with our members and supplier partners.”

In her role as senior director at Amerinet, Klancer provides leadership to Amerinet Diagnostix consultants and utilization managers on developing and implementing programs to help members recognize and sustain significant supply chain savings. Prior to joining Amerinet, Klancer worked as a supply chain consultant and served as a hospital-based materials director. She is a published author in Healthcare Purchasing News, Journal of Healthcare Materials Management and Hospital Materials Management Quarterly.

For healthcare facilities, GS1 Standards improve business processes and support patient care initiatives such as reduction in medication errors, more efficient product recalls, global traceability and increased supply chain efficiency. For manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors, GS1 Standards enable efficient traceability, improve production process and supply chain management, optimize production packaging and labeling processes, improve brand protection and enhance regulatory compliance.

Amerinet fully supports the adoption of GS1 standards by the industry-accepted "sunrise" dates of December 31, 2010, for the GLN, and December 31, 2012, for the GTIN. Beginning in 2012, Amerinet will require all successful contract bidders to be in compliance with GS1 standards.

About Amerinet

As a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization, Amerinet collaborates with acute and alternate care providers to create and deliver unique solutions through performance improvement resources, guidance and ongoing support. With better product standardization and utilization, new financial tools beyond contracting and alliances that help lower costs, raise revenue and champion quality, Amerinet enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve. To learn more about how Amerinet can help you successfully navigate the future of healthcare reform, visit www.amerinet-gpo.com.



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Amerinet, Inc.
Evan Danis, 724-778-3423
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