Novation said members of VHA Inc., UHC and Provista LLC can nab discounts of up to 71% on capital equipment fromJuly through September.
The group purchasing organization said the discounts include medical devices ranging from centrifuges and patient beds to CT scanners and nuclear medicine equipment.
"Helping hospitals drive down capital costs so they have more resources to dedicate to patient care is more important than ever," Novation vice presidnet Mike Clemens said in prepared remarks. "Health care organizations are facing multiple challenges as they encounter changing reimbursement policies and a down economy. When hospitals look at reducing costs for their bottom line, capital costs can represent a significant expense. And Novation’s group buy program offers members significant savings choices on medical capital, imaging equipment, and related maintenance."