Category: Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO)
Premier cuts the ribbon on a new medical device pricing app that lets users access prices for thousands of medical devices in real time.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Medical device group purchasing giant Premier Inc. announced the launch of its PremierConnect Price Connect smartphone app, connecting healthcare providers with pricing on thousands of medical devices and supplies in real time.
Executives from Aptitude, the online medical device marketplace that aims to be the Amazon.com of medtech, check in with MassDevice.com about its 1st year in business and how medical device salespeople can use it to their advantage.
The goal of aptitude LLC, the Amazon.com-style marketplace for medical device companies and hospitals, is to reduce costs while speeding up contracting in the healthcare supply chain for buyers and sellers of medical equipment.
Group purchasing organization Premier Inc. claims to have saved its members roughly $11.7 billion over 5 years.
Premier Inc. (NSDQ:PINC) said it helped its Quest collaborative hospitals save roughly $11.7 billion and avoid more than 136,000 deaths since 2008.
KCI's V.A.C. Ulta and Prevena therapies received 'Innovative Technology' designations from Novation, putting the devices in a elite class within the group-purchasing organization's lexicon of devices.
Kinetic Concepts' V.A.C. Ulta therapy and Prevena incision management system were awarded Novation's "Innovative Technology" designation, putting the devices in an elite category within the group purchasing organization's catalog.
Novation, which represents close to 100,000 healthcare providers, awarded the designations at its annual Innovative Technology Expo, where products were evaluated and reviewed by hospital member-led councils.
Mazor Robotics links up with an unnamed group purchasing giant, while RTI Surgical joins forces with Yankee Alliance Members.
Mazor Robotics (NSDQ:MZOR) announced a deal with an unnamed group purchasing organization for its flagship Renaissance robotic surgery system.
Haemonetics will provide its blood management equipment to HemeXcel, a group purchasing organization which owns 5 blood centers.
Haemonetics (NYSE:HAE) signed a 2-year exclusive supply deal with HemeXcel Purchasing Alliance LLC, providing blood collection devices to group purchasing organization HemeXcel's 5 blood centers.
Aptitude is selected by the Northeast Purchasing Coalition for online direct contracting for more than 100 hospitals.
Aptitude LLC said it inked a deal with the Northeast Purchasing Coalition for online direct contracting for more than 100 hospitals.
Aptitude is an online marketplace aimed at streamlining the hospital purchasing process by connecting medical device suppliers with their counterparts in the hospital industry. The company is a spinout of Irving, Texas-based group purchasing organization Novaton.