Amazon primed to streamline healthcare supply chain

Modern Healthcare: When supplies are running low, a Summit Pacific Medical Center employee presses an Amazon Web Services Dash Button or tells Alexa to order more.

The critical-access hospital in Elma, Wash., has a Dash Button in a bin large enough to store five computers. It also placed the internet-connected buttons in containers that hold gloves, paper, syringes, IV flushes and other items that aren't necessarily checked daily. When there are two computers left, Matthew Palcich or one of his peers presses the button that is configured to order three more from a defined set of vendors via Amazon Business.

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