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.
National Quality Forum president & CEO Dr. Christine Cassel voluntarily resigned her seat on the boards of a couple of high-profile healthcare industry groups as questions continue to swirl about potential conflicts of interest among the Forum’s leaders.
Group purchasing organization Premier healthcare alliance signed a deal with Ivera Medical for disinfection devices. The contract makes Ivera the sole service provider for the GPO’s 2,900-hospital network for 3 years.
San Diego, Calif.-based Ivera will provide its line of Curos products, passive disinfection devices for needle-less IV valves and male-luer connectors.