Supply chain programs

Innovative programs designed to deliver value to members

Supply chain programs

With the industry’s most comprehensive programs, Vizient delivers unmatched savings through our supply chain programs. With more than 2200 supplier and distributor agreements, our sourcing and contracting portfolio represents nearly 90 percent of the products and services our members purchase.

NOVAKIDS

Vizient pediatric products, services and analytics program

NOVAKIDS supports pediatric caregivers with high-quality products, services, analytics and value-add offerings. It helps you reduce supply spend, advance supply chain efficiencies and improve organizational effectiveness. The program also integrates communication and educational offerings to enrich clinical staff.

NOVAKIDS empowers you to run better—and ultimately, deliver exceptional, cost-effective care for your youngest patients.


Delivering variety, quality and value for pediatric caregivers

In addition to price savings, members may also receive improved financial returns through innovative programs such as IMPACT Standardization, NOVAPLUS® and National Group Buys.


Signature products

In addition to the GPO industry's largest national pediatric contract portfolio, NOVAKIDS includes NOVAKIDS signature products, such as:

Alliance Labs DocuSol® Kids Mini-Enema

Alliance Labs pursues best-in-class pharmaceutical innovation to provide better health and a better future for both customers and employees.

Product information

The DocuSol Kids Mini-Enema is a five mL mini-enema containing a delivered dose of 100 mg docusate sodium in a proprietary blend containing polyethylene glycol. It is designed to give a child general constipation relief in two to 15 minutes. It features a soft, flexible tip for easy insertion and a non-irritating formula. It is an ideal solution for patients unwilling or unable to swallow medication.

Featured resources

For further information on this product or additional training resources, please contact Alliance Labs.

Currie Medical Specialties Inc. is a leading provider and innovator in the design, manufacturing and marketing of pneumatic compression devices and garments for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis.

Product information

Currie Medical Specialties has created the first FDA-cleared garments specifically designed to fit pediatric patients for pneumatic compression in order to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE). Currie Kids provides a full range of coverage for all pediatric patients.

For further information on these products, please watch Currie Medical Specialties’ educational videos or contact the company.

DeRoyal offers a vast selection of quality pediatric products that allow for supplier standardization from the smallest patients to the largest.

Product information

The critical measurement canister is designed to be used for accurate measurement of small volumes of liquid. It offers easy to read graduations with calibrations in five cc increments. The canister fits in standard 1200 cc wall brackets and can be used as a stand-alone or in tandem. It includes a shut-off mechanism and is disposable. 

DeRoyal’s neonatal skin temperature sensor probes feature a one-piece direct plug-in design compatible with all warming equipment and  a unique color-coding system to ensure proper sensor identification during use and storage They require no interface cables. Practitioners are offered a choice of hydrogel or adhesive pads to adhere to fragile infant skin without irritation. The reflective sensor cover deflects radiant heat for more accurate readings.

Featured resources

DeRoyal offers a variety of online tools to make ordering and using its products easier.

For further information on these products or additional training resources, please contact DeRoyal.

Dräger offers thermoregulation, ventilation, jaundice management, monitoring and workplace design solutions to help you develop a nurturing environment for all of your pediatric patients.

Product information

The Babylog VN500 and Evita Infinity V500 are highly advanced ventilation units for use in acute care respiratory support for children and adults. Delivering high performance ventilation capabilities, comprehensive monitoring and effective treatment functions, the Babylog VN500 and the Evita Infinity V500 are ideal for clinical use in the ICU.

Featured resources

Visit A Breath Ahead, an interactive community for leaders and practitioners in respiratory care. It offers information on patient safety and opportunities to earn continuing respiratory care education (CRCE) credits, in addition to networking opportunities.

For further information on these products or additional training resources, please contact Dräger.

Halyard Health is a medical technology company focused on advancing health and health care by preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery.

Product information

The Halyard Child's Face Mask is the first mask that meets FDA guidelines for pediatric use. It is recommended for children ages 4-12 and includes a detailed IFU for its safe and effective use. The mask features comfortable fitted ear loops, a formable nose wire for custom fit on small faces and Disney® characters to make infection prevention fun.

Featured resources

For further information on this product or additional training resources, please contact Halyard.

Hollister Ostomy brings together decades of experience in ostomy care, a robust selection of products and a true understanding of your patients' needs.

Product information

Pouchkins Pediatric Pouching System is an advanced product featuring the SoftFlex skin barrier, which is designed to be flexible and gentle on sensitive skin. The system’s odor-barrier film and Pouchkins tubing are designed to provide a comfortable experience for the youngest patients.

Featured resources

Hollister has assembled various information sources and educational opportunities in a continuing education resource center to support the professional advancement of nurses who care for people with ostomies:

  • Shadow Buddies dolls are special friends for children who have had or will have ostomy surgery. They are great tools to help with education and care giving.
  • The caregiver booklet provides support and guidance to those caring for a loved one with an ostomy. It provides comfort to parents by addressing special concerns related to caring for a child with an ostomy.
  • The Day I Got My Stoma is a resource for parents or caregivers and children with ostomies. It contains stories written by parents of children with ostomies and teens/tweens with an ostomy, and was compiled by a children's stoma nurse specialist at Sheffield Children's Hospital in the United Kingdom.
  • Ostomy Educational Theater is a series of videos helping patients understand what to expect before and after surgery. Colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy versions are also available in multiple languages.
  • Secure Start provides a lifetime of free personalized support to patients so they can live their lives their way. Patients are matched with lifetime service coordinators and ostomy product experts. Once coordinators establish product fit, patients are connected to suppliers that accept their in-network insurance. Coordinators regularly follow up with patients over their lifetime.

For further information on this product or additional training resources, please contact Hollister.

The Huggies® brand focuses on delivering products that support skin health and healthy growth and development. Its complete portfolio of diapers, wipes, training pants and youth pants meet the needs of a wide range of pediatric patients. The brand has partnered with neonatal nurses to continually improve the overall fit and performance of its diapers and wipes in support of improved clinical outcomes.

Product information

Huggies is constantly innovating to keep babies comfortable and dry. The Leak Lock system, GentleAbsorb Liner and pocketed back waistband keep the mess in the diaper and away from the baby's skin. The color-changing wetness indicator lets caregivers know when it's time to change the diaper. For comfort, the diapers feature an umbilical cord cutout, double grip strips, a flexible waistband and SureFit design.

The Micro-Preemie Diaper is designed in partnership with NICU nurses and is made to protect fragile skin.

Huggies Wipes have soft TripleClean layers that are thick enough to handle any mess but soft against the baby's skin. Huggies Natural Care Extra Sensitive Wipes are made with a water-based formula free of alcohol, fragrance and dyes.

For further information on these products, please contact Huggies.

The Enfamil brand is focused on providing safe, high-quality and innovative pediatric nutrition products that help nourish infants through toddlerhood. Enfamil Staged Nutrition formulas are based on the changing nutrition in breast milk as babies grow.

Product information

Enfamil Infant Formula is scientifically designed to meet the nutritional needs of newborns, infants, toddlers and children, including the support of neural development with brain-nourishing DHA. The Enfamil brand also encompasses specialized formulas for babies with sensitive stomachs, malabsorption, lactose intolerance and other needs, as well as a line for premature babies.

Featured resources

For further information on these products or additional training resources, please contact Mead Johnson. You may also call 800-BABY-123.

MedComp develops, manufactures, markets and supports cutting-edge vascular access devices and accessories to meet the clinical needs of the medical industry, particularly in the fields of interventional medicine and dialysis.

Product information

The Split Cath® is America's number one dialysis catheter and meets the National Kidney Foundation Guidelines for pediatric vascular access for all pediatric patient weights. The two floating lumens on the Split Cath III improve patency and flow and lower recirculation compared to a traditional step-tip catheter. The material is both alcohol- and iodine-compatible, making the catheter strong, biocompatible and kink resistant.

MedComp's Pediatric Vascu-PICC® catheters are taperless, reducing the incidence of vessel trauma in smaller vasculature. Multiple function luers eliminate separate access lines to decrease vessel trauma. Thermosensitive polyurethane material provides strength and control during insertion.

Pediatric Dignity® Mini CT Ports are the smallest in the industry, making them both comfortable and nearly undetectable, yet easy to palpate and maintain. The smooth tapered contours and lightweight materials allow for maximum patient comfort.

Featured resources

  • Learn about the compatibility of MedComp's products with commonly used site care formulations
  • Watch this video on how to insert MedComp’s Pediatric Split Cath®
  • Watch this video to learn about MedComp’s Pediatric Dignity® Mini CT Port , approved for use in both CECT injections and infusion therapy

For further information on these products or additional training resources, please contact MedComp.

MedFare has been providing printed materials to the health care industry for over 40 years. Its pediatric offerings help make mealtime more fun while providing information to patients and their parents.

Product highlights

MedFare's KidFare Interactive TrayTop Program helps make mealtimes engaging and informative. Products include pediatric tray covers, napkins, hand wipes, and menus as part of the tray-top product offering. The pediatric tray covers are themed and include games, facts, and an interactive QR code that links to additional food and wellness information. MedFare can customize the design to match your patients’ needs, and there are no minimum orders.

For further information on these products, please contact MedFare.

Patterson Medical’s pediatric offering is designed to help you take care of what's most important–your patients. With more than 60 years of experience, Patterson Medical provides everything your patients need to get them back in action.

Product information

Patterson Medical has a full range of pediatric rehabilitation and therapeutic devices that assist with daily activities, mobility and therapy. The NOVAKIDS line from Patterson Medical includes Tumble Forms, one of the most trusted names in pediatric seating and positioning.

Featured resources

For further information on these products or additional resources, please contact Patterson Medical.

Pampers® is dedicated to every baby's happy, healthy development by providing safe, reliable products that keep your baby clean and dry. Procter & Gamble offers a complete portfolio of diapers, wipes, training pants and youth pants.

Product information

Pampers® Diapers are the number one choice in hospitals. These diapers feature Blankie Soft™ material with an umbilical cord notch to keep babies comfortable. The Extra Absorb Channels™, Absorb Away Liner and Wetness Indicator are features that help keep children comfortable and protected.

Featured resources

Read a case study on skin care for the NICU patient; Procter & Gamble contributed to the research.

For further information on these products or additional resources, please contact Procter & Gamble.

Contact us about NOVAKIDS.

NOVAPLUS Private Label

NOVAPLUS. Better prices. Bigger possibilities.

For more than three decades, NOVAPLUS® has delivered the best value and quality on the most frequently purchased products and services. The NOVAPLUS portfolio is continuously expanding, including six services and more than 2,300 items in high-demand categories, including anesthesia, business products and services, diagnostic imaging, food, laboratory, medical, orthopedic, pediatric, pharmaceutical, respiratory and surgical.

Streamlined savings

Because our member health care organizations support the private label, NOVAPLUS manufacturers spend less on sales and marketing efforts. These savings are passed on directly to members, who realize average savings of 17 percent compared to manufacturer-branded products. Standardizing on NOVAPLUS items also enables members to eliminate redundant product codes, reduce purchase orders, minimize staff training and gain operational efficiencies.

Exceptional quality

From diverse and smaller companies to market-leading manufacturers, Vizient selects suppliers that produce quality products members can trust. NOVAPLUS items, which are identical to manufacturer-branded equivalents, are held to manufacturer and U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards for good manufacturing practices, plus Vizient high regulatory and quality assurance standards.

If your organization is a member of Vizient Children’s Hospital Association or Provista, please visit Marketplace | Procure for NOVAPLUS pricing and ordering information.

If your organization is not a member and would like to enjoy the benefits of NOVAPLUS, please contact us at NOVAPLUS@vizientinc.com.

Download the 2016-2017 NOVAPLUS catalog

Group buys

Capital purchases represent approximately 25 percent of a hospital’s budget. This makes make capital planning and purchasing one of the most complex procurement challenges for health care organizations.

To date, Vizient’s capital equipment group buys have saved members more than $421 million on major equipment purchases. Group buys are available in more than 45 major categories, including:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Imaging
  • Business office
  • Intensive care
  • Cardiology
  • Laboratory
  • Central supply
  • Medical records
  • Emergency room
  • Nursing
  • Environmental services
  • Patient room
  • Extended care services
  • Pharmacy
  • Facilities/construction
  • Surgery


Value-added offerings

Through limited offers, members can receive additional benefits on their purchases, including:

  • Free upgrades and software
  • Free parts/accessories
  • Extended service agreements
  • Guaranteed trade in value
  • Extended warranties
  • Free biomedical training

For more information on group buys, contact our team.

Committed programs

IMPACT Standardization Programs and committed programs

Vizient helps members reduce costs through commitment-based programs such as IMPACT Standardization Programs, committed portfolios, group buys and pre-commitment. We continually advance these programs and build new ones using member input. As a result, we have successfully delivered market-leading pricing, rebates and more.

IMPACT Standardization Programs improve procurement processes on commonly purchased products and financially reward standardization efforts. Our programs have paid members more than $1.25 billion since their inception in 1996.  Longevity and high participation rates speak to the programs’ success.

Committed programs deliver upfront pricing improvement to standardize members’ purchases in a variety of high-spend product categories.

For more information, visit Marketplace|Procure or contact our team.

Benefits of IMPACT programs:

  • Diverse portfolio of products and suppliers
  • Significant, ongoing cash rebates, paid quarterly
  • Optimal category pricing through tier maximization and price leveling
  • Reduction of product variation
  • Flexibility in participation

Supplier diversity

Supply chain diversity fosters competiveness, productivity, innovation and economic growth. These are among the many reasons why Vizient is committed to engaging and supporting registered small businesses and certified diverse suppliers that meet high quality standards.

Our members are committed to economic development through greater supplier choice, and look to us to award agreements to high-performing and price-competitive suppliers. We also expect our suppliers to augment our portfolio by proactively seek strategic partnerships with diverse companies.

View our list of diverse suppliers

Awarded supplier benefits

An agreement with Vizient offers suppliers increased efficiency, visibility and credibility. Guided by a highly credentialed contracting process, awarded suppliers are positioned to service the supply chain needs of more than 100,000 Vizient members.

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Innovative technology program

The move to value-based care requires invention and adoption of new technology. With the Vizient Innovative Technology program, we work with members to identify breakthrough solutions that can improve patient care or reduce the risk of harm to patients or providers, while simultaneously raising the standard of patient care and safety.

Use this form to submit information to Vizient regarding potentially innovative technology products, or contact us for additional information about our Innovative Technology Program.


Innovative technology online forum

Our online forum provides a place for suppliers and members to engage and exchange information on the latest patient care and information technology products.

Products listed below have been submitted by suppliers and where appropriate, have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for use in the United States.

Some products may already be available through a Vizient agreement, as indicated in the service line listings.

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