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Industry Virtual Item Master (VIM) and Free Resource Guide


We are committed to making life easier for the healthcare community!

FIND, COMPARE and CONTROL supplies using our Industry Virtual Item Master

Eliminate the manual process of researching multiple vendor catalogs or bouncing from one website to another to locate resources for the supplies you need.

Supply Sourcing Simplified

See for yourself how access to the Meperia Virtual Item Master (VIM) and The Library will save you time when searching for critical healthcare supplies or functional alternatives to the supplies you need to provide the best care for your patients. 

Access to Search: 

  • Over 245,000 Targeted Products by Noun/Type with Associated Vendor and Manufacturer Names and Catalog Numbers
  • FDA Recall Information
  • Over 28,000 Catalogs for 4900+ Suppliers
  • Side-by-Side Comparison for Multiple Catalogs
  • Fully Attributed Descriptions, Pictures, UNSPSC and HCPCS
  • Suggested Functionally Alternative Items

Want More Information on the Industry Virtual Item Master (VIM)?

To find out how you can gain access to the Industry Virtual Item Master, call 1-800-277-2981 or complete and submit your contact information and we will be in touch shortly.

Download Our Free Resource Guide: Critical Supplies with Functional Alternatives 

We have compiled a resource guide of critical supplies required by hospitals to care for patients with COVID19.  While supplies are limited in availability, this guide provides functional alternative products, but most importantly also includes a wide variety of distributors for all of these products.


What is a functional alternative product?

Functional alternative essentially means the items share either the same attributes as the primary product or have most attributes in common with the primary product.

We have provided those attributes for you, so as a clinician you can define the attributes that are most meaningful for your particular clinical needs.

We will be updating this resource guide as new product information becomes available. To be notified of updates, connect with us on LinkedIn.

To search for product functional alternatives:

  • CTRL F to use the FIND feature (click in any cell/not header row) and search by manufacturer catalog number, vendor catalog number or product type.
  • When the Search item is located in the sheet, any product with the same Item-Index number (Column D) is the same product available from different vendors. Any product with the same Group-Index number (Column A) /shading color greys vs. greens is a similar product available from alternative manufacturers and vendors.
  • View the Meperia Attributed Description (Column I) for a more detailed description of the product.

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