BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis, the
world's third largest pharmaceutical company, is working with Innovatix,
LLC to develop healthFORWARD(TM), a quality management process that focuses
on identifying health care needs and implementing health management
interventions, in the alternate care marketplace.
Sanofi-aventis is eager to develop healthFORWARD(TM) with Innovatix,
the nation's largest independent group purchasing organization (GPO)
serving the alternate care provider market.
The healthFORWARD(TM) program is comprised of two components. The
Quality Management Process provides a step-by-step process, complete with
tools and resources, designed to help achieve quality improvement
objectives as it guides interactions in a logical and targeted manner to
support agreed upon objectives. The Targeted Health Interventions are
modular tools and resources to complement existing health management
initiatives and are initially offered in three disease states:
Cardiometabolic Risk, Type 2 Diabetes and Deep Vein Thrombosis/Pulmonary
"We are excited to work with sanofi-aventis to develop
healthFORWARD(TM) for our members and the patients they serve in the
long-term care marketplace," said Walter S. Geba, Pharm.D., Vice President
With the extensive effort, research and resources Innovatix has
invested in Type 2 Diabetes management initiatives, sanofi-aventis believes
healthFORWARD(TM) provides supplementary and complementary health
management momentum by identifying (and supporting) areas where additional
improvement opportunities are recognized and addressed within their
alternate care membership.
Sanofi-aventis is the world's third largest pharmaceutical company,
ranking number one in Europe. Backed by a world-class R&D organization,
sanofi-aventis is developing leading positions in seven major therapeutic
areas: cardiovascular, thrombosis, oncology, metabolic diseases, central
nervous system, internal medicine, and vaccines. Sanofi-aventis is listed
in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).
About Innovatix, LLC
Innovatix, LLC is a full-service group purchasing organization (GPO)
serving over 8,000 alternate care facilities throughout the United States.
Innovatix is a joint venture between a subsidiary of the Greater New York
Hospital Association and a subsidiary of Premier, Inc.
Contact: Marc Greene, sanofi-aventis, 212-551-4400
Contact: Travis Froehlich, Innovatix, LLC, 212-901-1353