Why Amazon? Many hospital administrators are currently buying certain medical supplies, like bedpans and syringes, from the website, Geiger said. Hospitals traditionally bought supplies from group purchasing organizations, which CNBC reported offer discounts but lack transparency around costs.
The company hasn't sold any MedModulars on Amazon yet, but Geiger told the Philadelphia Business Journal the company has received several calls from potential buyers with questions. Further, some universities have reached out to the company about using the product to train nursing and health care students, he said.