Saranas’ real-time Early Bird Bleed Monitoring System has received an Innovative Technology contract from healthcare performance improvement company Vizient.

This contract was awarded based on the recommendation of Early Bird by hospital experts who serve on one of Vizient’s member-led councils, and it signifies to Vizient members unique qualities that potentially bring improvement to the health care industry.

The Early Bird is an FDA-approved device for real-time detection and monitoring of endovascular bleed complications, where 1 in 5 of these procedures has been shown to have a high risk for bleeding. The Early Bird is designed to detect a bleed the moment it happens, helping to reduce both intra-procedural and post-procedure complications, length of hospital stay, and overall healthcare costs.

“We are excited for this opportunity to work with Vizient members through this contract, expanding access to the Early Bird for more clinicians across the country,” says Saranas VP of Sales Frank Natale. “Bleeding complications are a problem, and the Early Bird has been shown to greatly improve patient, clinician, and hospital experience during endovascular procedures.”

Innovative Technology contracts are recommended after review and interaction with products submitted through Vizient’s Innovative Technology Program. Vizient member-led councils identify technologies that have the potential to enhance clinical care, patient safety, or improve business operations of healthcare organizations.

“Congratulations to Saranas for being awarded an Innovative Technology contract,” says Kelly Flaharty, director of contract process for Vizient. “Our member council recommended the Early Bird Bleed Monitoring System for this contract based on the efficiencies it offers and its potential to make an incremental difference in health care.”

Through its Innovative Technology Program, Vizient works with member-led councils and task forces to evaluate products for their potential to bring real innovation to healthcare.