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Premier Healthcare Alliance Selects HemCon Patch

The hemostatic HemCon Patch from HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. and Cardinal Health was recently featured in the Premier healthcare alliance’s inaugural Innovation Celebration, an event to celebrate advances in healthcare while highlighting healthcare industry suppliers committed to innovation and improving patient outcomes. The HemCon Patch improves patient care following diagnostic and interventional vascular access procedures by offering safe and fast hemostasis with an effective antibacterial barrier that may help to reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections.

Premier’s Innovation Celebration highlights innovative solutions that bring a positive impact to health care delivery. The 26 products showcased were selected by a cross-functional team of Premier alliance members and staff of varying expertise, including clinical product planners, clinical field specialists, pharmacists, supply chain professionals, materials management and nurses.

Premier contracts with more than 800 suppliers, and Cardinal Health was one of 24 selected to participate in the Innovation Celebration. Cardinal Health, the exclusive distributor and co-branded partner of the HemCon Patch, and HemCon joined together at the event to represent the co-branded hemostatic dressings.

“HemCon is pleased to be recognized with Cardinal Health as an innovator in health care. Our company is committed to creating new technology platforms that drive innovation and improve patient outcomes. We’re excited that Premier is showcasing revolutionary developments like our HemCon Patch,” said HemCon Chief Executive Officer John W. Morgan.

“The Innovation Celebration is a unique opportunity to unveil revolutionary concepts and developments in the healthcare industry,” said Premier Purchasing Partners President Mike Alkire. “Similar to the Premier alliance, these suppliers are committed to innovation that leads to improved quality and reduced costs, and we’re happy to showcase their efforts to our alliance members.”

Innovation Celebration participants were featured on June 16 at the 2009 Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Anaheim, Calif. Basic criteria for selection included solutions that displayed uniqueness, as well as solutions that have an impact on an unmet medical need.