About Us


Pensiamo has built a best-in-class supply chain capability to help healthcare providers succeed in an industry rapidly transitioning to value-based patient care. We partner with our clients to reduce costs and dramatically improve their operating performance. Our vision is healthcare transformation through supply chain elevation and we aspire to be the trusted partner of providers striving to achieve a higher level of supply chain performance.


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Our vision is healthcare transformation through supply chain elevation.

The mission of Pensiamo is to deliver sustainable value and competitive advantage to each customer by promoting an innovative, results-oriented culture focused on supply chain services.

Our Values


Lead with good intentions and practice the highest level of ethics and integrity.


Approach all activities professionally and treat everyone with dignity and respect.


We consider our people to be our greatest asset, and we seek to be responsive to the needs of individuals of all backgrounds.


Actively manage and enhance the skills of our people and promote a collaborative environment.


Strive for excellence in everything we do; each member of Pensiamo is responsible for continuous improvement, quality performance, and measurable results.


Commit to understanding and exceeding the expectations of our customers.


Support a culture that embraces change and encourages innovation.

Our History

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We began with UPMC. And grew.
Pensiamo began ten years ago in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) organization of UPMC, a renowned healthcare provider based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The idea for Pensiamo took shape when UPMC’s SCM saw an opportunity to achieve significant procurement savings by building an internal supply chain solution that would disrupt the fee-based model used by traditional healthcare group purchasing organizations (GPOs).
A Gartner Top 25 SCM Organization.
The solution began with an Accounts Payable capability, then grew with UPMC’s hospital network into a full portfolio of supply chain services that include Strategic Sourcing, Procure to Pay, Solutions and Consulting, Pharmacy, and Clinical Engineering. Over the last ten years, this organization has been recognized by Gartner Group as one of the supply chain industry’s Top 25. UPMC’s costs have declined and third-party GPO spend had gone from 90% to 10% Read more about Pensiamo’s solutions.
Added strength: Prodigo, HC Pharmacy and BioTronics.
In addition to developing its own suite of tools, UPMC’s SCM organization integrated three seasoned healthcare supply chain leaders: Prodigo Solutions, HC Pharmacy, and BioTronics

Prodigo Solutions became part of the UPMC SCM organization when it deployed its eMarketplace supply chain technology across UPMC in 2007, with solutions for contract management, contract compliance, requisition and PO management, and electronic order and invoice management. In 2012, UPMC acquired HC Pharmacy Central Inc., a consolidated service center and GPO for pharmacy. Also in 2012, BioTronics joined to provide service and support for medical equipment, surgical instrumentation, infection prevention, integrated technology solutions, and consulting.

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Embracing cognitive analytics.
Even with world-class supply chain capabilities in place, UPMC knew there were bigger opportunities. As Jim Szilagy, the organization’s Chief Supply Chain Officer, now president of Pensiamo, put it, “We’re good; we’re Gartner Top 25. However, today’s supply chain isn’t sufficient. The question is, what are the game-changing ideas that can take us to the next level to meet the challenges of the future?”

UPMC took up this challenge in 2015, bringing together leading supply chain management tools and cognitive computing experts to transform the healthcare supply chain. The opportunity lies in the vast amount of unstructured data, both internal and external, that affects costs in a modern healthcare organization. The goal is to bring the unprecedented ability to read, learn and create analytics from this data that can be used to make better contracting decisions, anticipate trends, and drive down costs.

Now an independent enterprise.

With the structure in place to provide the healthcare industry’s only supply chain solution that integrates these capabilities, Pensiamo was launched in 2016 as an independent, for-profit enterprise, with UPMC as its founding client. Today, hospitals seeking to manage costs in a dynamic market can access Pensiamo’s solutions and technology to establish a supply chain strategy that reaches beyond the medical and clinical costs to include all the factors that drive costs in a modern hospital system.

Premier Inc. Partners with Pensiamo Inc. and UPMC to Launch CognitiveRx™

CognitiveRx™ is a comprehensive pharmaceutical supply chain solution that predicts, manages and solves for challenges related to drug shortages, inflation, declining reimbursement and other factors impacting the life sciences supply chain. UPMC, which owns Pensiamo, will be the first to implement CognitiveRx to more precisely monitor market demand signals, predict shortage risk and recommend inventory levels that support its ability to insulate patient care from supply disruption.  Read more here.

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