Think about this… On average 40% of all purchases are completed outside of the item master, 60% are physician preference items (PPI). This means 4 out of 10 times a requisition is submitted the material management personnel manually builds the item. They not only build the description and transactional information but need contract and revenue code information to complete the build. In most cases, revenue codes are required on the patient bill within 72 hours. With an average hospital creating 200,000 requisitions per year using staff of 5 buyers this is a daunting task and places a significant amount of the hospital’s revenue at risk.