IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nihon Kohden, a market leader in patient monitoring innovation, has procured a prestigious group purchasing agreement for physiological monitoring with Premier, Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company representing 3,400 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers. Effective March 1, 2015, the new agreement gives Nihon Kohden the ability to sell its market-leading physiological monitoring products to Premier members across the continuum of care.
Nihon Kohden has secured several contracts with Premier for its physiological monitoring technology.
“Winning the Premier contract reinforces the strength of Nihon Kohden’s product portfolio and the industry-leading technology we are bringing to the market,” said Wilson Constantine, chief operating officer for Nihon Kohden. "We have a long history of bringing different thinking for better healthcare, and our physiological monitoring equipment exemplifies our commitment to continually improving and enhancing the way care is achieved in this country.”
Nihon Kohden leads the market with groundbreaking physiological monitoring technologies that improve the quality of patient care. Nihon Kohden’s first-to-market monitoring innovations include the world’s first physiological patient and bedside monitoring system using Smart Modular Cable technology, and Cap-ONE, the world’s first mainstream CO2 sensor specifically designed for intubated and non-intubated patients.
About Premier, Inc.
Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,400 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Foursquare and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.
About Nihon Kohden Corporation
Founded in Japan in 1951, Nihon Kohden is the leading manufacturer, developer and distributor of medical electronic equipment, with subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The company’s products are now used in more than 120 countries, and it is the largest supplier of electroencephalography products worldwide. A pioneer in transformational healthcare technology, Nihon Kohden has envisioned, designed and produced revolutionary devices, such as pulse oximeters, arrhythmia analysis, low-invasive blood volume monitoring and wireless patient monitoring. In the U.S., the company is a trusted source for patient monitoring, sleep assessment, neurology and cardiology instrumentation solutions, and has been recognized for the highest customer satisfaction among U.S. hospitals and health systems for 33 consecutive quarters (MD Buyline). For more information, visit www.nihonkohden.com and www.nkusa.com.