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GPO Premier launches real-time medtech pricing app | MassDevice.com On Call

June 27, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Premier cuts the ribbon on a new medical device pricing app that lets users access prices for thousands of medical devices in real time.

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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.

Aptitude's online marketplace has $10 billion in hospital buying power. What does that mean for medtech?

June 3, 2014 by Brian Johnson

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.

Aptitude adds over 100 hospitals to portfolio

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.

GPOs: Premier touts $11B in member savings

February 14, 2014 by Chris Walker

Group purchasing organization Premier Inc. claims to have saved its members roughly $11.7 billion over 5 years.

GPOs: Premier touts $11B in member savings

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.

GPO: KCI lands nod from Novation

January 27, 2014 by Chris Walker

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.

GPOs: KCI lands nod from Novation

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.

GPOs: Mazor, RTI Surgical land supply deals

January 21, 2014 by Chris Walker

Mazor Robotics links up with an unnamed group purchasing giant, while RTI Surgical joins forces with Yankee Alliance Members.

GPOs: Mazor, RTI Surgical land supply deals

Mazor Robotics (NSDQ:MZOR) announced a deal with an unnamed group purchasing organization for its flagship Renaissance robotic surgery system.

GPOs: Haemonetics inks supply deal with HemeXcel

January 14, 2014 by Chris Walker

Haemonetics will provide its blood management equipment to HemeXcel, a group purchasing organization which owns 5 blood centers.

GPOs: Haemonetics inks supply deal with HemeXcel

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.

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Aptitude adds more than 100 hospitals to portfolio

December 16, 2013 by Chris Walker

Aptitude is selected by the Northeast Purchasing Coalition for online direct contracting for more than 100 hospitals.

Aptitude adds over 100 hospitals to portfolio

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.

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