Suppliers Have Opportunity to Showcase New Technology at Novation Innovative Technology Expo

IRVING, Texas, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For a wide range of health care technology suppliers, the upcoming Novation Innovative Technology Expo offers an opportunity to showcase products that improve patient outcomes and increase safety to experienced clinicians from health care organizations across the nation.

Novation, the leading health care expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 100,000 members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista, LLC, plans to hold its annual Innovative Technology Expo on September 10, 2014, at the Irving Convention Center, Irving, Texas.  

The deadline for suppliers to register for the event, which features the theme, "Future Solutions. Today." is July 18, 2014. The link to the registration site is www.novationco.com/innovativetechnologyexpo.

"We are excited to see a broad range of suppliers signing up for the event," said Debbie Archer, director, procurement and innovative technology, Novation. "In addition to incumbent suppliers, we are also encouraging new health care suppliers as well as companies in the purchased services areas that can offer the hospital members we serve products that lower costs, increase safety or improve efficiencies."

The Expo is part of Novation's Innovative Technology Program which includes review by hospital member-led councils and task forces of supplier submitted technologies. Once reviewed, these teams determine whether the product provides incremental clinical benefit over existing products. The members may elect to award an innovative technology contract outside of Novation's competitive bid cycle. 

Since 2003, more than 1500 new and innovative technologies have been submitted through the Novation Innovative Technology program. To learn more about Novation's Innovative Technology Expo and program, visit https://www.novationco.com/expertise/technology/photo_gallery.asp

About Novation, Winner of the Ethics Inside® Certification

Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, Children's Hospital Association, an alliance of the nation's leading pediatric facilities, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members with sourcing services, as well as information and data services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 800 suppliers. Members of VHA, UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista used Novation contracts to purchase approximately $49 billion in 2013. Novation has earned the coveted Ethics Inside® Certification from Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance. Novation was also named on Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies list and is the only company in the health care industry to earn both distinctions for three consecutive years. To learn more about Novation, please visit http://www.novationco.com and follow @NovationNews.

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