Commport Communications International, inc.

Commport Communications International, inc.

February 19, 2015 14:29 ET

Commport Expands Content Services and Technology Portfolio to Help Healthcare Providers Reduce Costs, Improve Efficiencies

AURORA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 19, 2015) - Commport Communications International, Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement with Prodigo Solutions to become the licensed reseller of its Healthcare Marketplace and related technologies in Canada.

Prodigo Solutions is a healthcare transformation company that improves provider financial control and reduces supply chain costs through pay for performance solutions made possible by people, process and technology. Prodigo Solutions' savings technology has been developed by healthcare supply chain experts to deliver tangible results across a continuum of care.

Commport, already a leader in the Healthcare solutions market by providing digital solutions to reduce costs and improve efficiencies, such as EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and GDSN services, is excited about adding additional content services to its portfolio. The Prodigo Solutions Marketplace provides a cloud based entry point for Healthcare Providers, large and small, individual and groups to move quickly to the efficient frontier of supply chain management.

"A recent review of Healthcare Providers and their Suppliers across Canada showed that an unsustainable number of purchase orders from the Providers contain errors," stated Dave Ralph, President of Commport, "errors are a costly issue for any organization to manage and in healthcare they also introduce potential patient safety risks."

Suppliers across the country suggest that error rates are as high as 60% in some situations and that the majority of the errors are related to inaccurate or out of date product information. Errors of this nature in an automated system can inflate the order processing costs of both parties combined by as much as 10,000% due to the manual investigative follow up required.

One provincial Health group estimates overall savings of several hundreds of millions of dollars is possible by implementing a better procurement process, based upon high quality, accurate product data and other content controls such as the Prodigo Healthcare Marketplace.

"The GDSN is the only single true-source of product data and only the GDSN can provide global continuously cleansed data in a timely and accurate manner," added Mr. Ralph, "with a very high percentage of Healthcare products coming from other countries, a global reach is extremely important." As a GDSN certified data pool, Commport is uniquely positioned to tie product information, buying processes and data carriage services into a single package for healthcare supply chain management in Canada.

"Helping healthcare providers identify and drive substantial supply chain cost savings is our sole focus at Prodigo Solutions. By partnering with Commport as a Reseller, we can extend our value proposition to Canadian providers," said Michael DeLuca, executive vice president of Technology and Client Services at Prodigo Solutions, Inc. "We chose to expand our business with a partner like Commport because the company not only understands the Canadian healthcare system well, but also has deep relationships within the provincial health authorities and at the hospital level."

Commport plans an aggressive promotional effort to ensure that all Healthcare Providers have an opportunity to investigate this leading edge technology.

About Commport Communications International, inc.

Since 1985, Commport Communications International, inc. has been a leading provider in innovative technologies that leverages integration, collaboration and automation to deliver true value in business to business supply chains. Commport is a privately owned corporation and is the only provider in the world positioned to offer full service Value Added Network, EDI, translation and GDSN data synchronization services to both the demand side and the supply side of the trading partnership. To find out more about Commport Communications, please visit www.commport.com.

About Prodigo

Prodigo Solutions is a healthcare supply chain focused company helping providers gain control of supply chain spend through contract compliance and automation. Powered by a proven, cloud-based technology, Prodigo's suite of solutions delivers cost savings to leading U.S. health systems, including 4 of the top 15 US News & World Report Honor Roll hospitals. For more information, visit ProdigoSolutions.com.

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