Bundling

The provider may entice the institution to purchase more than one system, process, or service for a single price - referred to as "bundling." This practice may result in the institution getting a single consolidated bill that may not provide information relating to pricing for each specific system, process, or service. Although the bundled services may appear to be cheaper, the institution cannot analyze the costs of the individual services. Bundles may include processes and services that the institution does not want or need. It also may not allow the institution to discontinue a specific system, process, or service without having to renegotiate the contract for all remaining services.

 

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