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Annual Novation Innovative Technology Expo to Showcase Products that Improve Patient Outcomes, Increase Safety

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IRVING, Texas, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, the leading health care expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 100,000 members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista, LLC, today announced that it will be hosting its annual Innovative Technology Expo on September 10, 2014, at the Irving Convention Center, Las Colinas.

The Novation Innovative Technology Expo features the latest in innovative health care technologies that improve patient outcomes as well as improve patient or health care worker safety.  It's an opportunity for medical technology suppliers of all sizes to gain direct feedback about the use of their innovative products from key hospital member clinical experts and health care providers.

"Both hospital clinicians and suppliers have told us that the Innovative Technology Expo is a unique industry experience as it provides an opportunity for meaningful conversations and hands-on demonstrations between well-informed health care decision makers and product experts," said Debbie Archer director, procurement and innovative technology, Novation.  "Based on the success of last year's Expo, with 85 suppliers demonstrating more than 100 products, this year's event is sure to be well attended." 

The deadline for suppliers to register for the event is July 18, 2014.  The link to the registration site is

The Expo is part of Novation's Innovative Technology Program which includes review by member-led councils and task forces of supplier submitted technologies.  Once reviewed, these teams determine whether the product provides incremental clinical benefit over existing products.  The members may elect to award an innovative technology contract outside of Novation's competitive bid cycle.  

Since 2003, more than 1500 new and innovative technologies have been submitted through the Novation Innovative Technology program. To learn more about Novation's Innovative Technology Expo and program, visit

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. Members of VHA, UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista used Novation contracts to purchase approximately $49 billion in 2013. 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 was also 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 three consecutive years. To learn more about Novation, please visit and follow @NovationNews.

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