Puget Sound Business Journal: VillageReach nonprofit rolls out supply-chain management system

April 16, 2010 –

Despite recent gains in global health research and development, a local nonprofit says health care systems still face a significant bottleneck in how they deliver services and commodities to the world’s poor.

Later this month, Seattle-based VillageReach will release a health management information system called vrMIS that it says will better record health data and improve the management of supply chains that service remote clinics where people sometimes travel for days to reach the nearest health clinic.

“The lack of good information systems is a real problem for the ability to build efficient distribution systems,” said James Dailey, chief technology officer at VillageReach.

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