LaserBand Improves Wristband Contract with Novation

Contract Assures GPO’s Members Proprietary, Cost-Effective Identification Solutions

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- LaserBand, the worldwide leader in patient identification wristbands, has renewed a contract with Novation, the leading healthcare supply contracting company, to provide proprietary patient identification (ID) bands and related products. Effective April 1, 2011, the agreement will make additional LaserBand wristband designs available to nearly 25,000 VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) member organizations and 5,500 Provista members covering 28,000 sites served by Novation. The agreement, at new specially negotiated rates, includes four pricing tiers based upon commitment level and an additional tier for Novation Academic Medical Centers.

LaserBand is unique in its industry, holding twice as many patient identification wristband patents as all competitors combined. No other manufacturer offers a complete direct-print laser and thermal product solution that works with all existing patient ID technologies and includes water-and-alcohol-resistant, self-laminating wristbands for maximum protection of critical patient data.

In announcing the agreement, LaserBand Director of Contract Sales Dave Freshwater said, “We view this continuing business relationship as a very flattering endorsement of the superiority of our proprietary patient ID wristbands. LaserBand’s commitment to maintaining a leadership position in research and development ensures Novation and the members it serves receive unparalleled patient safety at competitive costs. We are extremely encouraged that this renewed agreement with one of the nation’s leading group purchasing organizations will extend the benefits of LaserBand’s advanced wristbands to potentially millions more patients in healthcare facilities across the country. The agreement is expected to ease implementation and improve workflow of the members’ patient identification processes while improving their patients’ safety and comfort.”

About LaserBand LLC:

Dedicated to providing the best possible patient identification solutions, LaserBand is the industry leader in research and development. LaserBand’s easy-to-implement, cost-effective patient ID wristbands and labels are used worldwide by healthcare facilities that demand state-of-the-art patient identification. Additional information can be found at or by calling 800-238-0870.

About Novation

As a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization, Novation delivers unmatched supply savings and value through contract and price management and spend management services. Through its affiliations with VHA, UHC and Provista, Novation represents the largest purchasing volume in the industry. The health care markets served by Novation include acute hospitals and systems, academic medical centers, ambulatory care and physician clinics, home health and long-term care facilities. To learn more about the Novation difference, visit


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