GE Healthcare said today it has entered into a three-year agreement with Novation LLC, one of the nation’s largest group purchasing organization of medical equipment, that allows Novation’s member hospitals to purchase GE’s state-of-the-art CT imaging equipment.
The agreement goes into effect March 1, 2011, and extends GE Healthcare’s 12-year relationship with Novation. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation represents 2,500 hospitals nationwide.
“This new, comprehensive CT agreement builds upon our successful long-term relationship with Novation,” said Scott Miller, general manager of U.S. CT sales. “We are pleased to be able to continue to provide Novation members with a comprehensive portfolio of our cutting-edge CT technology and imaging solutions.”
About Novation, LLC
Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply contracting company for more than 25,000 members of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), two national health care alliances, and 5,500 members of Provista, LLC, representing 28,000 sites. Novation provides alliance members contract and price management and spend management services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers. VHA, UHC and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchased nearly $37.8 billion in 2009.
About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare (gehealthcare.com) provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.
Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality and efficiency around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $16 billion unit of General Electric Company. Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 46,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries.
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