Fresenius Kabi’s Ivenix Infusion System received an Innovative Technology contract from healthcare performance improvement company Vizient.

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

The contract sets terms for hospitals to evaluate and purchase the Ivenix Infusion System, an advanced infusion pump system. Vizient members represent more than $130 billion in purchases a year.

“We are thrilled to be awarded an Innovative Technology contract from Vizient for the Ivenix Infusion System,” says Christian Hauer, executive board member and president of Fresenius Kabi MedTech. “The Vizient Innovative Technology process is a rigorous, clinician led review and we are proud that they concluded that the Ivenix Infusion System has the potential to advance clinical efficiency and improve patient outcomes. This validates the customer experience and feedback we have received to date. We are honored to be awarded this Vizient contract and welcome the opportunity to offer Vizient members, clinicians and patients this exciting infusion technology.”

Vizient members include more than half of all acute care hospitals in the United States, including 97% of U.S. academic medical centers, according to the company.

“A product receives this type of contract when it demonstrates a unique quality that differentiates it from other products on the market,” says Kelly Flaharty, senior director of contract services for Vizient. “Our member council determined that Fresenius Kabi’s Ivenix Infusion System met this standard and recognizes its potential to improve quality outcomes.”

The Ivenix Infusion System from Fresenius Kabi includes a large-volume pump, a portfolio of administration sets, and a suite of infusion management tools that work together to inform care, advance clinical efficiency, and reduce costs. The infusion platform was designed to integrate with the hospital’s electronic medical record and other information systems.

Vizient represents a diverse membership base that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute healthcare providers, the company says. Through its Innovative Technology Program, Vizient works with member-led councils and task forces to evaluate products for their potential to bring innovation to healthcare.

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