Innovative Technology Designation from Vizient

November 15, 2017
Vizient award for innovation

AliMed, Inc. Receives Innovative Technology Designation from Vizient for InvisiCoat® Positioners utilized in Medical Imaging

Designation recognizes products that bring improvements to the healthcare industry

AliMed, Inc. announced today its InvisiCoat Positioners have received a 2017 Innovative Technology designation from Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven healthcare performance improvement company in the country. The designation was based on direct feedback from hospital experts who interacted with InvisiCoat Positioners at the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange in Denver on Sept. 14, 2017.

InvisiCoat Positioners are an innovative radiolucent patient positioning solution used in Medical Imaging procedures to promote positive outcomes by providing cleaner, clearer images. InvisiCoat’s unique curved edges are designed to reduce artifacts and witness lines unlike traditional positioners that may obscure or simulate etiology, causing a possible misdiagnosis or inconclusive image. To further enhance clinical outcomes, InvisiCoat Positioners feature a seamless, antimicrobial, fluid-proof coating that is durable and easy to clean for complete infection control.

“Based on feedback from attendees at the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange, it was determined InvisiCoat Positioners should be recognized with an Innovative Technology designation. This designation will be noted in our online member contract catalog. Congratulations to AliMed on receiving this status,” said Debbie Archer, director of procurement and Vizient Innovative Technology Program lead.

“AliMed is thrilled to accept the Innovative Technology Designation from Vizient for our InvisiCoat Positioners,” said Sam Foster, chief executive officer of AliMed. “AliMed is committed to providing the best quality products to improve patient and staff outcomes across the continuum of care. We look forward to deepening our relationship with Vizient as we promote our innovative technology throughout healthcare.”

Vizient represents a diverse membership base that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks, and non-acute healthcare providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. Through its Innovative Technology Program, Vizient works with member-led councils and task forces to review potentially innovative products. If it is determined that a product is innovative, Vizient may award a contract outside of the competitive bid cycle.

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