Track and Trace

Every Hospital on Becker's 100 Great Hospitals List for 2017 is on the TraceLink Network

April 21, 2017

Each year, the Becker’s Hospital Review announces their list of the 100 Great Hospitals in America, recognizing innovation, quality care, and clinical research, and the organization released the 2017 list just last month.

Regardless of the type or size of hospital, there’s one characteristic shared by all 100 on the list, a commonality worth noting as the industry moves toward fully electronic drug traceability: Every one of the 100 hospitals is connected to the TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud, providing them digital access to at least some of their compliance documentation.

The TraceLink customers on the list—there are 38, most in the industry—have complete digital access to their entire ecosystem of direct trade partners. We connect each customer, via our network, to every available partner, no matter what tools they might use for compliance. With a single login to our network, those 38 customers can send and receive data with any direct partner in their supply chain – and have the opportunity to connect with any other entity on our network. If a partner isn’t already on the TraceLink network, we’ll add them.

What about the rest of the hospitals on the list? They’re all on our network as TraceLink trade partners. That means one or more of our customers—a manufacturer, wholesale distributor, or perhaps another dispenser—requested we connect them to that hospital.

We know that a seamless exchange of data is essential for achieving and maintaining compliance. TraceLink has a team that focuses solely on ensuring an interconnected track and trace network that enables that exchange, so customers can connect once and interoperate with everyone. At latest count, we’ve created 3,049 connections to and from these 100 hospitals – putting us in great company with some of the finest health care organizations in the country.


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