INGATE

From The Sip Trunking Experts

TMCNet:  EndoChoice Awarded GI Contract With HealthTrust

[November 30, 2012]

EndoChoice Awarded GI Contract With HealthTrust

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ALPHARETTA, GA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/30/12 -- EndoChoice, Inc., an emerging leader in GI endoscopy, announced today that it has been awarded a group purchasing agreement with HealthTrust for endoscope care, cleaning and protection accessories. Since 2008, EndoChoice has been an industry leader in developing innovative products that make the process of cleaning, transporting, and protecting endoscopes both easier and safer. Included in this award are EndoChoice's revolutionary Compliance EndoKit®, CinchPad®, SafeStart® bedside clean kit, Koala® cleaning sponges, Hedgehog® cleaning brushes, and new EndoGlide+™ 1.1 oz single-use lubricant.


The new agreement allows HealthTrust's members, which include nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites, to take advantage of special pricing and pre-negotiated terms.

"We are pleased to expand upon our existing relationship with HealthTrust and provide their member facilities with a full spectrum of products that streamline and standardize the process of reprocessing endoscopes," said Mark Gilreath, EndoChoice's Founder and CEO. "This contract gives HealthTrust's member facilities access to the clinical and regulatory benefits provided by EndoChoice's revolutionary Compliance EndoKit® as well as other propriety products. Combined with our existing agreement for endoscope repair services, EndoChoice now provides HealthTrust members with industry-leading products and services across the entire endoscope life cycle." EndoChoice developed its Compliance EndoKit® and individual components to help GI specialists meet established guidelines to reduce the risks for cross-contamination in endoscopic procedures. For the past four years, the ERCI Institute has named the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes as one of the top ten technology risks in healthcare today. With over 24 million GI endoscopy procedures being performed this year in the United States, infection control remains a serious concern. The products made available for HealthTrust members in this contract are designed to help standardize the infection control process and thereby decrease the risk of cross-contamination in a GI endoscopy lab.

About HealthTrustHealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com), headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, is a group purchasing organization that supports nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $21 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery, and continuously evaluating and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. HealthTrust is closely integrated with the provider-proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions (www.parallon.net) which include revenue cycle and business process expertise, workforce management solutions, supply chain services and technology solutions.

About EndoChoiceEndoChoice is a platform technology company providing devices, diagnostics and procedural support for specialists treating a wide range of gastrointestinal diseases. Launched in 2008, EndoChoice was recently recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the nation's fastest growing companies by Inc. Magazine. The company has products available throughout the U.S. and 34 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.endochoice.com.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine Contact: Scott Fraser Vice President of Commercialization 770-682-8700 Email Contact Source: EndoChoice

[ Back To SIP Trunking Home's Homepage ]

Loading
Subscribe here for your FREE
SIP TRUNKING enewslettter.

Featured Partner


Featured Whitepapers

SIP Security for the Enterprise
Voice over IP (VoIP) is incorporated into a variety of computer networks, both public and private, and used for everyday transactions and communications among carriers, businesses, government agencies...

Making A Broadband Purchase Decision
Businesses today have many options for broadband connectivity. Clarifying your particular business needs prior to selecting a broadband provider will ensure an optimal match of broadband service to your requirements.

Voice-Optimized Network Delivers Premier Call Experience
Customers equate call quality with business quality. Real-time communication, interpersonal interaction, and the cordial tone of a call center representative can create a positive impression of your business that no email can match.

Featured Case Studies

Business Telecom Expenses Reduced 50%
A small to medium sized company in the midwest was interested in migrating to IP Communications, but in today's economy, they were hesitant to upgrade their communication system due to their perception that the cost would outweigh the benefits.

Multi-State Company Cuts Telecom Costs 50%
A multi-site, multi-state company with extensive monthly long distance fees and toll-free charges did not have adequate broadband for Broadvox SIP Trunking requirements, nor did they have a SIP enabled telephone system.

Discover Leisure Connects Remote Users to its IP-PBX
Discover Leisure is one of the largest resellers of caravans and motor homes in the UK. With 15 branch of?ces all over the country, the company spent a great deal of money every month just on internal phone calls.

Featured eBOOKS

Internet+: The Way Toward Global Unified Communication
Connecting the telephony of the enterprise PBX or Unified Communications (UC) system using SIP trunks instead of conventional telephone lines has been very successful in recent years.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 2
SIP trunking is becoming more of a focus for service providers. One key issue many service providers face when deploying SIP trunks is NAT, or Network Address Translation, traversal.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 1
A vast resource for information about all things SIP - including SIP, security, VoIP, SIP trunking and Unified Communications.

Featured Videos

Broadvox VAR Testimonial VAR 1:
Part 1 of the VAR (Value Added Reseller) Partner Program Testimonials for Broadvox...

E-SBCs AS The Demarcation Point:
Ingate's Steve Johnson talks to Erik Linask about the role session border controller plays as the demarcation point at...

Demystifying DPI
How can deep packet inspection protect your SIP traffic as well as your entire network?

Featured Resources

Partner Program Overview:
Over 4,000 VARs, Master Agents, Solution Providers, and Independent IT Professionals trust Broadvox. We offer customized services and solutions to fit seamlessly into any company's business model. And when you partner with Broadvox, every member of our team stands behind you and your customers 100%...

SIP Trunk UC Summit

What's New

Presenting the New Ingate/Intertex Website:
Internet+ is an extended Internet access allowing high quality SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) based real-time person-to-person communication, everywhere and for any application. It applies to both fixed and mobile networks ...

Featured Blogs

Featured Webinars

Secure SIP Trunking:
What You Need to Know

Successfully Deploying Enterprise SIP Trunking:
Tools and Techniques for Overcoming Common Roadblocks

Featured Podcasts

Getting the Most Out of Your SIP Trunks:
Ingate's Steve Johnson and TMC's Erik Linask discuss how best practices forgetting the most out of SIP Trunking services and common pitfalls to avoid.

Featured Datasheets

Ingate SIParator E-SBCs
Adopting SIP is a simple process with the Ingate SIParator, the secure enterprise session border controller (E-SBC). The SIParator makes secure SIP communications - including VoIP,SIP trunking and more - possible while working seamlessly with your existing network firewall.

Ingate Firewalls
Everyone is talking about enterprise usage of VoIP, instant messaging and other types of realtime communications including presence and conferencing.

SIP Trunk Solutions for Service Providers
The award-winning Ingate Firewall and Ingate SIParator deliver a high quality, reliable SIP trunk connection between the customer's IP-PBX and the service provider network, and solve interoperability issues to simplify deployments and support for remote diagnosis of reported issues.