ALPHARETTA, Ga.―EndoChoice, Inc., a GI endoscopy company, was given an "innovative technology" agreement by Novation. The agreement recognizes the innovation and clinical advancements provided by EndoChoice’s Compliance EndoKit and allows the more than 65,000 healthcare members served by Novation to take advantage of special pricing and pre-negotiated terms.
EndoChoice developed the Compliance EndoKit to help gastrointestinal specialists meet established guidelines to reduce the risks for cross-contamination in endoscopic procedures. In a recent article, “Top 10 Technology Hazards," the ERCI Institute wrote, “Reprocessing of flexible endoscopes is the No. 1 technology risk in healthcare today."
With 24 million GI endoscopy procedures being performed this year in the United States, infection control remains a serious concern.
“Compliance with society guidelines is critical for protecting patients and clinical staff," said Dr. Blair Lewis, of Mount Sinai Hospital, in New York City. “The Compliance EndoKit brings increased protection and standardization to gastroenterology labs at an affordable price. We are pleased that Novation’s Innovative Technology process resulted in recognition of the clinical and safety benefits of the Compliance EndoKit."
Novation’s "innovative technology program" allows Novation to work with member-led councils and task forces to identify and review new or innovative technology that provides an incremental clinical benefit over existing products. The goal of the program is to work with members to identify innovative technology that improves patient care or reduces the risk of harm to patients or providers, while simultaneously raising the standard of patient care and safety.
The three-year contract will begin Oct. 1, 2012. To learn more about the Compliance EndoKit and to review the corresponding White Paper, “Standardizing Endoscopic Processes to Achieve Compliance and Increase Efficiency," click here and here.
Founded in 1998, Novation is a healthcare supply-chain expertise and contracting company.