MD Buyline and Novation Sign National, Three-Year Contract

DALLAS, TX — September 25, 2012 — MD Buyline, the market leader in providing hospitals and health systems with the clinical and financial insight necessary to make confident medical technology investments, announced today that it has agreed to a national, three-year contract with Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise and contracting company. Terms of the contract state that Novation will make MD Buyline‘s services available to the network of 65,000+ members it serves through December 2015.

The MD Buyline suite of offerings ensures that hospitals and health systems optimize the clinical and financial impact of their medical technology decisions. “Our members recognize us an objective third party that they can trust for evidence-based information, research, and strategic support to help them optimize their investments.” said Satin Mirchandani, CEO of MD Buyline, “We are proud to be in business with Novation, and we look forward to providing the members Novation serves with the clinical, financial, and operational information needed to align their medical technology strategies with the realities of the new healthcare economy.”

About MD Buyline

MD Buyline ensures that hospitals and health systems optimize the clinical and financial impact of their medical technology decisions. Leveraging the industry’s deepest expertise, most advanced analytics and custom research, MD Buyline provides about half of the nation’s hospitals with the insight and implementation support they need to ensure success. www.mdbuyline.com.

About Novation

Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply chain expertise and contracting company for the more than 65,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, Children’s Hospital Association, an alliance of the nation’s leading pediatric facilities, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members with sourcing services, as well as information and data services. VHA, UHC, and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase more than $40 billion in 2011. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation recently earned the coveted Ethics Inside® Certification from Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance. Novation was also named on Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list, and is the only company in the health care industry to earn both distinctions. www.novationco.com.