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Novation Awards Kodak Three-Year Laser Printer and Radiology Film Contract


May 24, 2006

ROCHESTER, NY, -- Novation has signed an agreement that continues to make Eastman Kodak Company’s radiographic films, laser media, laser imagers and services available to more than 2,500 VHA Inc. and University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) members.

Under a new three-year dual-source agreement, Novation will offer KODAK medical imaging products to VHA and UHC members that include hospitals, non-acute facilities, outpatient imaging centers and private physician offices. The agreement begins July 1, 2006 and is in effect through June 30, 2009. Additional details were not disclosed.

“Kodak is a respected leader in the medical imaging industry, and brings quality and outstanding value to the VHA and UHC members,” said Larry Dooley, vice president, contract and program services at Novation. “Thanks to this agreement with Kodak, members can acquire the latest in KODAK general radiology films, mammography and oncology films, and KODAK DRYVIEW laser imaging systems.”

Novation is the largest group purchasing organization in the U.S. serving members of VHA, UHC and HPPI in all 50 states.
About Novation

Based in Irving, Texas, Novation is the leading health care contracting services company, delivering unmatched savings and value to nearly 2,500 members of VHA Inc. and the University Health System Consortium (UHC), two national health care alliances. Through its public competitive bid process, Novation develops and manages contracts with more than 700 suppliers, both large and small. By combining scale and agility with clinical knowledge and product expertise, Novation offers the most extensive range of innovative contracting services, including: contract development, contract and supplier management, custom contracting, enhanced savings programs, online contract management and analytical tools, order management and online supplier connectivity. VHA and UHC members used Novation’s contracts to purchase more than $25 billion in supplies in 2005.
About Kodak’s Health Group

Kodak’s Health Group, with 2005 revenues of $2.65 billion, is a world leader in supplying the medical and dental professions with advanced healthcare products, services and information technology solutions. Its broad portfolio includes picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), radiology information systems (RIS), healthcare information systems, computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) systems, laser imagers, mammography and oncology systems, x-ray film systems, dental imaging products, and a range of consulting—as well as repair and maintenance—services.

Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to not only healthcare customers, but to the photographic and graphic communications markets. With sales of $14.3 billion in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak’s system of digital and traditional image capture products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; and Creative Professionals rely on Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images.
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