Group purchasing organization Premier healthcare alliance awarded new contracts to 4 new medical supply companies.
Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO)
GHX landed a contract with Premier healthcare alliance to partner on its a "Collaboration Portal," a software system that allows distributors and trading partners to sync up on contract pricing and avoid errors.
Sysmex America landed 3 contracts with Premier healthcare alliance for hematology and urinalysis products, marking the 15th consecutive year of deals with the GPO. Sysmex American is the U.S.-based subsidiary of Japanese diagnostic device company Sysmex Inc.
Premier Diagnostic, a medical imaging and diagnostic company, signed a letter of intent with Siemens (NYSE:SI) to distribute imaging devices in China. The agreement will provide Premier with lease financing for MRI and PET/CT equipment to open another Center for Advanced Diagnostics in the People’s Republic.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Hospital groups and purchasing associations took another swing at medical device companies last week, saying the medtech industry is in the healthcare arena in terms of its alleged efforts to dodge the cost of healthcare reform under the Affordable Care Act.
Four healthcare systems teamed up to create a collaborative group under Premier Healthcare Alliance, citing $5.4 million in savings.
The Adventist Collaborative Group represents $1.5 billion in supply spend and includes 140 hospitals in member groups in Florida, California, Maryland and Ohio.
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) will provide the Healthscope Group of Hospitals with the laryngeal mask line from the acquired Australian subsidiary company, LMA PacMed. The contract gives LMA PacMed preferred supplier status for 3 years with an option of an additional 2 years.
The contract for these airway management devices and associated products will go to Healthscope Group’s 46 facilities throughout Australia.