Nov. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novastep, Inc., and its affiliates (“Novastep” or the “Company”), a global medical technologies company specializing in the foot and ankle, has announced a national vendor agreement with Aptitude LLC.
“This agreement provides facilities in the Aptitude market with efficient access to our foot and ankle portfolio and cleanSTART® deployment technology,” said Travis Johnson, Vice President of National Accounts at Novastep, Inc. “Novastep’s product line focuses on meeting the needs of not only the hospital and outpatient surgery center market, but likewise delivering high quality products to meet the needs of the patient”.
The Aptitude platform allows suppliers to offer unique bids to healthcare systems that help both parties to save time, limit expenses, maximize spend under contract, win new business, manage rebates and drive compliance. Under this program, providers work with medical device companies to identify opportunities, execute tenders, and manage contracts throughout their lifecycle – through a streamlined and efficient process. Suppliers are able to offer additional value to providers as a result of efficiency and transparency gained through the Aptitude environment.
“We see Aptitude as providing an avenue to economically commercialize our products, faster than ever before,” said Novastep, Inc., CEO Vadim Gurevich. “We are also looking to establish custom agreements as a way of supporting the large demand from surgeons and feel that we can use Aptitude to reach those organizations.”
Operating room efficiency and cost reduction are prime areas of focus for Novastep. The company works directly with hospitals and surgery centers to reduce healthcare costs and process flows. Novastep’s cleanSTART® deployment technology and airlockGO® program allow a systematized, customizable logistics platform that substantially reduces inventory and sterile field volumes, while minimizing lost or damaged instrument delays and lifecycle costs.
“One characteristic that makes Aptitude unique is that users see it as a solution that results in mutually beneficial agreements between supply partners,” said Troy Kirchenbauer, General Manager for Aptitude. “We believe that the enhanced value of this type of contracting is the result of removing risk from the equation and allowing suppliers to take the cost of the risk out of the pricing proposal.”
Aptitude reduces the cost of healthcare and accelerates strategic supply chain partnerships by allowing providers & suppliers to create opportunities, streamline execution and improve performance. The company supports self-contracting activity between hospitals and suppliers and is accelerating their speed to value by creating and executing agreements in about 45 days.
Novastep is a global medical device company specializing in the design, development and commercialization of advanced technologies that treat conditions affecting the foot and ankle. The Company is focused on optimizing clinical efficiencies, inventory management and healthcare economics by transforming the way foot and ankle products are deployed and utilized in the surgical environment. Novastep has allied itself with a strategic network of key international opinion leaders to deliver breakthrough technologies, innovative services and compelling medical education programs to the foot and ankle community. Novastep’s portfolio, services and distribution platforms are uniquely positioned to address foot and ankle trauma, deformity corrections and Charcot fracture management.
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