Brightree announces First Choice Medical Supply as an Integrated Electronic Purchasing Partner

ATLANTA – October 17, 2014 –Brightree®, the leading provider of cloud-based clinical, billing and business management software solutions for the post-acute care industry, and First Choice Medical Supply, a national distributor of medical supplies and equipment, announced today the availability of an integrated interface between Brightree HME and the First Choice Medical Supply catalog. Home medical equipment (HME) providers can streamline business processes by ordering equipment from First Choice Medical Supply directly from the Brightree Integrated ePurchasing platform while dramatically reducing shipping and inventory-related costs, eliminating duplicate data entry, and maximizing order accuracy.

“In this time of reduced reimbursements and increased operating costs, providers are constantly seeking efficiencies to streamline their operations while providing exceptional service,” said Mark Crick, vice president of Home Care Sales at First Choice Medical Supply. “The real-time integration with Brightree ePurchasing will enable our customers to easily purchase First Choice products saving valuable time, reducing operating costs and improving patient care with faster delivery of products and streamlined order workflows.”

Because Brightree and First Choice Medical Supply are web-based platforms, the two systems can exchange information that ensures access to real-time pricing and product availability information. By simplifying and automating the ordering process, the integrated system delivers significant value to HME providers, including:

Streamlined order taking and fulfillment process by sending orders electronically instead of on paper or via phone-based ordering

Reduced overpayments by having access to real-time pricing information directly within the ordering workflow in Brightree

Reduced patient delivery delays by having access to real-time item availability information at the time of order

Eliminating opportunity for incorrect order information by having the First Choice Medical Supply catalog and images appear directly within the Brightree interface.

How it Works

When a purchase order is created in the Brightree system, a transmission is sent from Brightree via a secure FTP connection to the First Choice OSC (Online Supply Center). The electronic links between the systems will enable providers to view item availability and pricing in real time, perform one-touch drop shipments and receive automatic confirmations, including delivery tracking as well as the ability to submit a purchase order directly into the First Choice internal ordering system.

For more information on the Brightree and First Choice Medical Supply ePurchasing integration, please click here.

Brightree will be exhibiting its ePurchasing solutions in Booth #2245 at the Medtrade Fall Conference on October 20-23 in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.

About First Choice Medical Supply

Headquartered in Richland, MS, with locations in Dallas, TX, Jacksonville, FL, Kansas City, KS, Lexington, KY, Mechanicsburg, PA, Phoenix, AZ, Fresno, CA and Portland, OR, First Choice Medical Supply provides a comprehensive selection of medical supplies, housekeeping, linen, medical equipment and furniture to long-term care, home healthcare and hospice industries. Outstanding customer service has always been at the forefront of the company’s services. First Choice offers over 15,000 products and multiple technology solutions to fit all business needs. For more information, please visit www.fcms.com.

About Brightree

Brightree is the leading provider of cloud-based software to improve clinical and business performance in the post-acute care industry. The Company serves more than 3,000 organizations in the home medical equipment (HME), home health, hospice, orthotic and prosthetic (O&P), HME pharmacy, home infusion and rehab home care segments. Brightree’s solutions follow the natural workflow of providers to automate and improve how they manage their businesses, serve patients, and protect reimbursements. 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 brightree.com or call 1-844-GET-BTRE (438-2783)

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