Medline and PrefConnect renew their partnership to optimize surgeon preference cards

Cloud-Based Surgical Preference Card Management Solution Improves OR Efficiency

NORTHFIELD, Illinois., August 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Medical line today announced the renewal of its exclusive distribution partnership with PrefConnect, for its preference card software solution. PrefConnect is a digital preference card review system with procedural case cost analysis, ensuring accurate and complete operating room supply selection lists.

“We are very pleased to extend our relationship with PrefConnect so that we can continue to help healthcare facilities better manage their operations,” said Brendan Dooley, Vice President at Medline. “Only 61% of the supplies on a typical preference card are actually used, leaving almost 40% of the selected supplies to be wasted. This is not just a financial loss, but also a loss of human capital in terms of time spent picking and returning supplies.

PrefConnect is a cloud-based software solution that leverages a proprietary algorithm to continuously track, update, and recommend changes for surgeon preference cards to increase surgeon satisfaction, improve clinical documentation, and optimize inventory levels. PrefConnect currently manages over 100,000 preference cards with a supply value of over two billion dollars and reduced, on average, nine supplies per card with an average savings of $63 by card.

“Traditional preference card management and maintenance tactics or lack thereof create many issues for healthcare facilities related to waste and inefficiency. Thanks to our proprietary data-driven approach and close collaboration with Medline , we’ve helped many hospitals turn data into cost savings while reducing human error,” said Luis Romero, co-founder of PrefConnect. “Medline acts as a true health systems partner, developing meaningful relationships that go beyond those of a traditional supplier. We look forward to continuing our partnership based on our shared goal of transforming healthcare delivery and improving operational efficiencies in the perioperative environment.

PrefConnect complements Operating Room Information Systems (ORIS) and Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems, seamlessly interfacing to collect product usage data to provide clinical users with personalized recommendations on specific supply levels. As the usage patterns of the offering change, PrefConnect will find opportunities for adjustments that allow sustainable and manageable preference card maintenance.

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About Medline:
Medline is a healthcare company; a manufacturer, marketer and solution provider focused on improving overall healthcare operational performance. In partnership with health systems and institutions across the continuum of care, Medline provides the clinical and supply chain resources necessary for the long-term financial sustainability of delivering high-quality care. With the scale of one of the nation’s largest companies and the agility of a family business, Medline is able to invest in its customers for the future and respond quickly to a dynamically changing marketplace with solutions. personalized. Based at Northfield, Ill., Medline has more than 30,000 employees worldwide and does business in more than 125 countries and territories. Learn more about Medline at

About PrefConnect:
PrefConnect is a cloud-based software for cleaning and optimizing surgeon preference cards. With proprietary recommendation logic, PrefConnect gives you visibility and actionable insights to optimize your preference maps. PrefConnect is part of the Ternio group, headquartered in San Antonio, TX. Ternio was founded in 2014 with a simple mission: to provide hospitals with a 360 degree approach to surgical management. This mission is based on deeply held core values ​​of service and innovation.,


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Margie D. Carlisle