Healthcare Industry News: Novation
News Release - July 6, 2011
Novation Awards Contract to Megadyne Medical ProductsDRAPER, UT--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Megadyne Medical Products, a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of electrosurgical products, announced today that it has been awarded a five-year contract from Novation, the healthcare industry's leading supply contracting company. Novation provides savings to members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, and Provista.
The Multi-Source agreement on Electrosurgical Generators, Smoke Evacuation Systems, Electrosurgical Pencils and Accessories, as well as a Sole-Source award to Megadyne for their Reusable Grounding Pads, is effective July 1, 2011.
"The Novation contract confirms Megadyne's industry leading electrosurgical technology," said David White, Vice President of National Accounts for Megadyne. "As a result of this agreement, we're able to provide Novation customers new and innovative technologies that improve safety, increase efficiency, cost savings and also provide a 'Green' solution in this ever demanding healthcare environment."
The five year contract includes the following Megadyne products:
Megadyne offers nearly 40 different non stick E-Z Clean® PTFE-coated tip configurations and sizes to meet the needs of electrosurgery procedures.
Pencil hand pieces direct energy to the active electrode and are available in button and rocker styles. Hand pieces can be purchased as disposable or reusable.
The innovative current limiting Mega Soft® is simply set on the operating room table, eliminating the small, disposable electrosurgical sticky pads that can damage the patient's skin. Over 35 million procedures with zero pad site burns.
MEGA POWER® ELECTROSURGICAL GENERATORS
Intuitive design and user-friendly interface allows surgical teams to hit the ground running with easy setup and operation. The Mega Power ESU also provides surgeons with the power to perform consistently and flawlessly, regardless of tissue type, for efficient and effective surgical performance.
MEGA VAC™ SMOKE EVACUATION SYSTEM
Offers maximum smoke evacuation capabilities while maintaining a quiet OR Environment. This system features patented accessories (such as the Ultra Vac™ electrosurgical pencil) which are recognized for their outstanding ergonomics and ability to efficiently capture surgical smoke directly at the surgical site for maximum effectiveness.
Novation employs a high-integrity, competitive contract process that follows the principles of the ABA Model Procurement Code and involves participating member organizations to the greatest practical degree. Novation awards agreements to suppliers that provide the best-quality products and demonstrate broad-based clinical acceptability at the optimal total value for members. The process uses member-driven criteria and a weighted award decision tool that considers financial and product specification/quality factors.
Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply contracting company for more than 25,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, and 5,500 members of Provista, LLC, representing more than 30,000 sites. Novation provides alliance members sourcing and information and data 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 purchase nearly $40 billion in 2010.
Source: Megadyne Medical Products
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