Product News: Siemens Awarded New Blood Gas Solutions Agreement from Novation

07 Mar 2014

Hospital members can now obtain a complete line of Siemens products through Novation

Siemens Healthcare announces a new three-year agreement with Novation for its blood gas systems and supplies. This agreement marks the latest in a series of con-tracts between Siemens – already a long-time Novation awarded supplier – and the industry’s leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company. Novation serves the more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista LLC.

Through Novation, hospital members can obtain a complete line of Siemens products, including chemistry, immunoassay, integrated chemistry, hemostasis, hematology, urinalysis and microbiology systems and tests, along with automation solutions. The latest contract, effective March 1, 2014, provides opportunities for savings on the Siemens RAPIDPoint System and RAPIDLab System portfolios, as well as the RAPIDComm Data Management System, which allows for centralized management of blood gas testing at the point of care to standardize procedures, facilitate compliance and improve risk management.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with Novation and offer the members they serve our point-of-care blood gas testing solutions,” said David Stein, Ph.D., CEO, Point of Care Business Unit, Diagnostics Division, Siemens Healthcare. “At Siemens we are focused on providing innovative solutions that enable our customers to enhance their operational efficiency while delivering accurate and reliable testing results.”

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