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New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company, awarded several new IT value-added reseller (VAR) national contracts that expand its portfolio to provide hospital organizations with IT goods and services at lower costs. These include manufacturer product and service agreements, as well as value-added services such as initiative assistance and ongoing IT consulting support.

New Novation agreements were awarded to CDW Government, Paragon Development Systems (PDS), PC Connection/MoreDirect Inc./GovConnection Inc. and Insight Direct USA.  The agreements, effective today, offer health care providers savings on a variety of products, including desktop and laptop computers, tablets and servers.  In addition, the new agreements include IT services such as strategic planning, system design, implementation and training.

"In today's technology-driven environment, it is critical for hospitals to have a path to the high quality products and services they need at a lower cost," said Greg Knapp, vice president, Support Services and Client Relations, Novation. "Our team works closely with the hospital members served by Novation to identify their IT needs. In addition to offering savings over previous agreements, the new contracts feature IT VAR leaders who have deep experience with integrating products, services and support."

Novation provides the more than 100,000 members and affiliates it serves with cost-savings through a broad portfolio of over 180 IT-related product and service agreements. Novation is committed to helping hospitals assess and scope their IT purchasing needs, as well as provide ongoing consulting services to tackle complex IT initiatives and manage costs surrounding these systems.

About Novation, Winner of the Ethics Inside® Certification
Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, Children's Hospital Association, an alliance of the nation's leading pediatric facilities, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members with sourcing services, as well as information and data services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 800 suppliers. VHA, UHC, and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase approximately $43 billion in 2012. Novation has earned the coveted Ethics Inside® Certification from Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance. Novation also was named on Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies list, and is the only company in the health care industry to earn both distinctions for two consecutive years. To learn more about Novation, please visit www.novationco.com and follow @NovationNews.

Media Contact:
Michael Berman, Novation
972.581.5763
mberman@novationco.com

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