March 10, 2014 – Kansas City, Mo., – Sizewise announced that its Pediatric Pulse™ product received a new Innovative Technology designation from Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association, and Provista.
The significant designation is only provided to a small portion of products that are already available on contract through Novation. As part of the previous Novation Innovative Technology Expo, the products were thoroughly evaluated and reviewed by hospital member-led councils and found to have an incremental benefit over other products that improve patient care or reduce the risk of harm to patients and care givers. The products are now designated with a new Innovative Technology icon in the Novation online contract catalog making them easy to identify.
“Since its inception more than 20 years ago, Sizewise has proven to be the right fit for bariatric patients to pediatric patients .We are able to provide improved outcomes based on innovative products that are designed and built right here in the U.S.,” said Tim Blackwood, National Account Manager for Sizewise Worldwide. “We’re particularly proud of the Pediatric Pulse™ since it so clearly has filled a gap in the market. We’re honored to be recognized by Novation’s Innovative Technology program.”
The Pediatric Pulse™ is a latex-free, complete mattress replacement system designed with the pediatric population in mind. The First Point of Contact™ top cover is free from harmful chemicals of concern, waterproof, vapor permeable and friction/shear resistant. The 3-zone support surface has vented air cells that provide clinically effective low air loss therapy. The user-friendly control unit is also simple to operate with adjustable cycles for pulsation therapy and static mode. Additional features include auto firm, lock out controls, low pressure and audible/visual alarms in case of power failures.
“In addition to evaluating new technologies not on contract, we are pleased to recognize products already on contract that meet the strenuous hospital member-based requirements to be considered through the Innovative Technology program,” said Debbie Archer, director, procurement and innovative technology, Novation.