MD Buyline Launches Buyline ExpertRFP™ for Capital, a Cloud-based Vendor-evaluation Solution for Healthcare Technology and Equipment

Buyline ExpertRFP for Capital is leading the way for efficient vendor-evaluation projects from simple quotes to complex requests for proposal (RFPs).

DALLAS, TX— April 23, 2015 — MD Buyline announced today its release of Buyline ExpertRFP™ for Capital, a cloud-based solution that enables healthcare providers to manage requests for proposal (RFPs) and vendor-evaluation projects. As a continuation of its commitment to connect healthcare providers to the right medical technology, MD Buyline recognized the unique purchasing needs and requirements of its members, which encompass more than half of the nation’s hospitals, and developed an evidence-based survey solution based on an intuitive, cloud-based technology platform and capital equipment expertise from MD Buyline’s analysts, who have more than 21 years of healthcare industry experience on average.

Last year, MD Buyline released Buyline ExpertRFP for Purchased Services, which grants Buyline Purchased Services Program members the opportunity to create customized, category-specific RFPs for a broad range of clinical and nonclinical healthcare purchased services. Similar to Buyline ExpertRFP for Purchased Services, Buyline ExpertRFP for Capital is prepopulated with technology-specific content and maintained by MD Buyline’s team of experienced clinical analysts. The solution uses a software-driven approach to define and configure the scope of the project, which can range from simple quotation requests to complex RFPs question types.

Members benefit from an all-access approach to creating, publishing and analyzing projects, meaning members can create an unlimited number of consecutive projects with an unlimited number of questions (either prepopulated or customized) and publish to an unlimited number of vendors. Members can engage MD Buyline’s analysts, who specialize in the technology under evaluation, to help with projects at any point, from initiation to vendor selection.

This intuitive, automated approach to vendor-evaluation projects enables healthcare providers to save valuable time during the research, select and acquire stages of their healthcare technology purchasing process. Within the Web-based platform, users can initiate projects by accessing content-rich templates and technology-specific questions and/or create customized questions. Next, invite vendors to respond, and then compare their consolidated responses side-by-side. Teams of stakeholders can analyze, collaborate and score responses to generate an overall aggregate score per vendor. As mentioned previously, users have unlimited access to MD Buyline’s analysts for personalized consultations.

 MD Buyline continues to evolve. This latest release of ExpertRFP for Capital further increases the user experience and decreases time and resources required by our members to procure the right medical technology,” said Satin H. Mirchandani, CEO for MD Buyline. “With this latest innovation, MD Buyline continues its track record of providing the market’s most significant and comprehensive evidence-based insight to help healthcare providers make confident clinical and financial decisions.

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, MD Buyline will host a webinar with more information about Buyline ExpertRFP™ for Capital. In this demonstration, MD Buyline will show how to gain access to content-rich templates and questions by medical technology, customize your own unique questions, invite vendors to respond, compare vendors’ responses side-by-side and score responses, communicate in real time with your team and ask for help building your projects or analyzing results from MD Buyline’s analysts, who specialize in the technology.

 

About MD Buyline

Healthcare providers recognize MD Buyline as the leading provider of evidence-based information and research. By creating transparency and fostering consultative relationships, MD Buyline has partnered with providers for more than three decades to identify cost reduction opportunities for purchased services, consumables, capital and IT. Providers rely on MD Buyline’s data and clinical analysts for financial and clinical insight to reach long- and short-term goals. For more information, please visit www.mdbuyline.com and follow MD Buyline on Twitter, @MDBuyline.