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UHC’s SpendLINK® helps members make critical strategic purchasing decisions and reduce their supply chain expenses. Currently, 100% of UHC's supply chain participants have submitted data to SpendLINK®


  • Benchmarks pricing (PCI) against other UHC members highlighting areas of potential opportunity
  • Compares line item spend against the Novation contract portfolio
  • Identifies savings opportunities
  • Categorizes spend by UNSPSC and UHC product spend categories
  • Highlights data management issues for further review
  • Provides reports to assist with management of GPO contracts

The tool helps members:

  • Understand pricing competitiveness relative to other Academic Medical Centers
  • Maximize GPO contract utilization
  • Measure return on investment for validation and implementation of savings
  • Use market share and savings data to support supplier negotiations
  • Realize savings opportunities across departments, service lines, and item types
  • Support standardization initiatives
  • Access flexible reports with line item detail that can be customized, saved, and shared
  • Monitor expiring contracts

Who should use this tool:

  • Supply chain administrators
  • Senior leaders
  • Department heads (clinical)
  • Contracting staff
  • Other supply chain staff
UHC’s SpendLINK® is the best tool I’ve seen for doing automated spend analysis and the only one that can connect our purchasing information with Novation contracts.”
-- Dan Brunelle, assistant purchasing manager, Oregon Health & Science University

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