SOURCE: Novation

May 22, 2006 10:41 ET

Novation Publishes VHA and UHC New Medical Technology Catalog

Catalog Will Highlight Innovative Medical Products at VHA Leadership Conference

IRVING, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2006 -- Novation LLC, the health care contracting services company of VHA Inc. and University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), publishes its second New Medical Technology Catalog to showcase Novation's commitment to ensuring VHA and UHC member health care organizations have access to information about new and potentially innovative FDA-approved health care technology.

"The New Medical Technology Catalog offers members insight into products that are new to market and available on contract with Novation," said Cathy Denning, senior director, contract and program services at Novation. It represents our ongoing commitment to identify and pursue contracts for those products that may offer incremental benefit to patient care and outcomes and to ensure that those new products are cost-effective for members."

Novation suppliers were invited to submit applications to highlight their most innovative products. The products had to meet the following criteria to be included in the catalog: 1. Available on VHA or Novation contract, 2. FDA-approved (if applicable), 3. Available for sale in the U.S. since January 1, 2003, 4. Provide documented incremental patient care, patient safety or health care worker safety benefits.

Novation has more than 700 suppliers and some of these suppliers will be exhibiting their products at the 23rd annual VHA Leadership Conference in St. Louis, May 21 - 24.

The featured products and companies are as follows:

         Company                       Product(s)
3M Commercial Care                Easy Clean System
Advanced Toxicology Network       ATN FasTox
Arizant Healthcare                Bair Paws Patient Adjustable Warming
                                    System
Aspect Medical Systems            BIS VISTA Monitoring System
Bayer                             ADVIA Centaur CP
Cardinal Health Alaris Products   Alaris System - Guardrails Suite Lxi
Del Medical Imaging               Del Medical U-Arc
Edwards LifeSciences              PreSep Central Venous Oximetry Catheter
Ferraris Respiratory              Merlin HL7 Interface
GENICON                           GENICON Bladeless Trocar
Helena Laboratories               Plateletworks
Hospira Worldwide                 LifeCare PCA Infusion System with MedNet
                                   Software
Huntleigh Healthcare              Pediatric Nimbus
Integra-Jarit                     JariTrak
IntelliDOT Corporation            The CAREt System
Kodak                             KODAK DirectView DR 7500 System
LMA North America                 C-Trach Difficult Airway Kit
LUXTEC                            MicroLUX DLX Headlight Camera
LUXTEC                            Critical Data Viewer
Masimo                            Rad-57 pulse CO-Oximeter
McKesson Automation               MedCarousel Fulfil-Rx
McKesson Automation               PACMED PakPlus-Rx
Medrad                            Medrad Avanta Fluid Management Injection
                                   System
Medtronic Neurosurgery            Durepair Dural Graft Matrix
Medwave                           Primo Non-Invasive Blood Pressure
                                   Monitoring System
Molnlycke Health Care Inc.        Safetac Technology
Neutral Posture                   NeXtep
Novo Nordisk                      NovoFine Autocover 30G
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics        VITROS 5,1 FS Chemistry System
Personna Medical                  Personna Plus Safety Cartridges, Metal
                                   Handles and Disposables
Philips Medical Systems           HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator with
                                   Q-CPR Technology
                                  Philips Fetal Direct ECG Solution
Posey Medical                     Posey Bed Canopy System
R2 Technology Inc.                ImageChecker CT Lung Computer
                                  Aided Detection for Lung Nodules
Regent Medical Americas           Biogel Eclipse
Riverain Medical Inc.             RapidScreen 2000 Computer Aided Detection
                                   for Chest Radiography
Sage Products                     Q-Care
Siemens                           Biograph 64
                                  TruePoint SPECT-CT Symbia T6
                                  SOMATOM Sensation
                                  MAGNETOM Espree
                                  MAGNETOM Trio with Tim
                                  Native TEQ Ultrasound Technology
                                  Axius Velocity Vector Imaging Axius
                                   Auto EF
Spacelabs                         Ultraview SL 2800
Standard Textile                  ProMax Surgical Gowns
VIASYS Healthcare                 Nicolet One Monitor
Welch Allyn                       Propaq LT
Welch Allyn                       Welch Allyn Vital Signs
Zassi Medical Evolutions          Zassi Bowel Management System
ZOLL Medical                      AutoPulse
To obtain a copy of the catalog, send an email with contact information to: techfeedback@novationco.com.

About Novation

Based in Irving, Texas, Novation is the leading health care contracting services company, delivering unmatched savings and value to nearly 2,500 members of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), two national health care alliances. Through its public competitive bid process, Novation develops and manages contracts with more than 700 suppliers, both large and small. By combining scale and agility with clinical knowledge and product expertise, Novation offers the most extensive range of innovative contracting services, including: contract development, contract and supplier management, custom contracting, enhanced savings programs, online contract management and analytical tools, order management and online supplier connectivity. VHA and UHC members used Novation's contracts to purchase more than $25 billion in supplies in 2005.

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