SMI membership is open to two types of organization - Providers and Industry Partners.
Provider Partners are integrated delivery networks (IDNs), healthcare networks represented along the continuum of care, and/or academic medical centers. Member organizations must serve as a transactional trading partner whose major mission is patient care and who has direct involvement in the delivery of such care. Each must have a corporate structure owned and controlled by a single entity with a centralized function that has the capacity to affect operational change throughout the organization. The organization must issue purchase orders for, take title of, and pay invoices for products used in the delivery of care. The designated member is to be the senior executive responsible for the supply chain of the provider organization.
Industry Partners are manufacturers of medical surgical, diagnostic and pharmaceutical supplies; capital equipment and medical device companies; distributors; service providers; IT companies; and other key suppliers of goods and/or services. Member organizations must serve as a transactional trading partner with providers of patient care. The designated member is to be a senior executive with the capacity to affect operational change throughout the organization.
SMI may, as appropriate, involve others with a particular expertise who can directly contribute to a specific initiative for the term of a given project.
All members pay an annual membership fee.
Industry Partner membership is tiered such that those with total healthcare revenue $500 million and above pay $25,000 annually; those with total healthcare revenue less than $500 million but greater than $200 million pay $15,000; and those with total healthcare revenue of $200 million and below pay $12,500.
Provider Partners pay $2000 annually.
Member fees are the only source of revenue for SMI.
To learn more, visit SMI FAQs.
For questions, regarding membership, please contact Christine Dean, SMI Membership and Communications Manager.