OBP Medical’s ER-SPEC Awarded Innovative Technology Contract with Novation GPO
Partnership Brings the Benefits of Leading Single-Use Vaginal Speculum with Built-in Light Source to Novation Members
Dec 02, 2014, 09:00 ET from OBP Medical Inc.
LAWRENCE, Mass., Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — OBP Medical Inc ., the leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, and Novation, a leading health care services company, today announced a new 3-year contract that will make OBP’s ER-SPEC, an entirely single-use vaginal speculum with built-in light source, available to the health care providers that Novation serves.
The ER-SPEC is a completely self-contained and entirely disposable vaginal speculum, meaning the device comes out of the package ready to use and is thrown away after a single procedure. The device boasts an integrated, hands-free, single-use light source that makes rechargeable and plug-in light sources obsolete. These features eliminate the time and expense of reprocessing, as well as time spent looking for light sources and assembling components prior to an examination or procedure, all while reducing the risk of cross-contamination inherent with reusable devices and external light sources. With the ER-SPEC, health care organizations—including more than 2,000 hospitals, clinics and physician offices across the country—experience faster patient throughput, improved efficiency and enhanced patient safety and satisfaction.
“Our customers recognize the benefits of the ER-SPEC over both reusable devices and other disposable speculums,” said Jeff Swift, CEO of OBP Medical. “Our contract with Novation allows us to expand the reach of the ER-SPEC into new hospitals, as well as make the technology accessible to new audiences, including physician offices, who will now be able to realize the efficiency, functionality and infection control benefits of our technology. We look forward to working together to put the ER-SPEC into the hands of more clinicians.”
Under the terms of the Novation contract, effective December 1, 2014, ER-SPEC will be added to the innovative technology product portfolio and the benefits of this innovative device made available as a cost-effective, high-value disposable speculum option for Novation’s 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.
“The Novation Innovative Technology Expo identifies health care products that improve patient outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety,” said Olya Carter, RN and Senior Clinical Manager at Novation. “OBP Medical’s ER-SPEC is a ‘single use’ device that will help the providers we serve deliver the highest levels of patient care and support cross-contamination initiatives. We are excited to add ER-SPEC to our portfolio.”
About Novation, Recipient of the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Inside Certification
Novation is the nation’s leading health care services company, focused on revolutionizing operational performance for more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista LLC. Novation’s progressive approach to cost performance, data and intelligence, and integrated advisory solutions helps health care providers envision and advance new models of cost-effective, high-quality care. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Novation is committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior and twice has been honored with the Ethisphere Institute’s coveted Ethics Inside ® Certification, and has been named three years consecutively to Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list. To learn more about Novation, please visit novationco.com and follow @NovationNews on Twitter.
About OBP Medical
OBP Medical is the leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices. Founded in 2006, OBP Medical enables simpler, safer, and more cost-effective procedures that lead to better patient outcomes. Clinicians no longer have to worry about finding, replacing or cleaning reusable light sources, enabling faster patient throughput and a reduction in the risk of cross contamination. OBP Medical’s built-in LED light sources make reusable light sources a thing of the past. Our single-use lights are the brightest on the market, allowing for optimal visualization during procedures. Our innovative products are used in physician offices, surgery centers and more than 2,000 hospitals throughout the U.S., as well as health care facilities worldwide. For more information about OBP Medical and its innovation line of self-illuminated medical devices, please visit www.obpmedical.com , check out our Simple.Bright.Ideas.BLOG or follow us on Twitter .