SOURCE: Provista

November 15, 2007 14:40 ET

Provista Now Offers Business Services

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - November 15, 2007) - Provista, a multi-industry group purchasing and business solutions organization for more than 10,000 health care and higher education customers, announced the addition of business services solutions to its core offerings. Provista's business services include human resources, information technology and support services such as communication and document management.

"We're very excited to be expanding our services to meet our customers' increasing needs. By applying our group purchasing model to business services, we're able to not only leverage our expertise to acquire the best supplier partners, but we'll provide the same personable and responsive customer service and support that we're known for," said Russell Hall, vice president of operations for Provista.

By providing access to top-tier business solutions providers, Provista helps customers operate more efficiently, reduce costs through suppliers that offer effective management tools, maximize knowledge sharing and monitor ongoing performance. In addition, Provista manages the relationship with awarded suppliers so customers are not only assured of outstanding quality and pricing but it allows them to focus on their core competencies, including patient care.

In the areas of human resources, information technology and telecommunication and support services, Provista currently has 14 agreements with 13 different suppliers.

The new agreements include the following companies and their offerings:

Category                                              Supplier

Human Resources
  Interim management and executive search services    B.E. Smith
  Non-clinical/non-executive staffing services        Spherion
  Nurse staffing services                             Nursefinders
  Permanent and temporary physician placement         Medical Doctor
                                                       Associates
  Relocation and moving services                      Allied Van Lines
  Temporary IT staffing                               Kforce

Information Technology and Telecommunication Services
  Wireless equipment and services                     Sprint PCS
  Networking equipment, planning, implementation      World Wide Technology
   and design
  PC hardware and peripherals                         World Wide Technology

Support Services
  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology         Ingram
   coding and compliance services
  Document management and mailroom services           Xerox
  Elevator and escalator maintenance                  KONE, Inc.
  Medical coding services and remote coding           Care Communications
   technology
  Medical transcription technology and services       Spheris

About Provista

Provista is an Irving, Texas-based multi-industry group purchasing organization (GPO) serving more than 10,000 health care and higher education organizations across the nation. Provista is jointly owned by VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), two national health care alliances. Additional information about Provista is available online at www.provistaco.com.

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