Hospira said that its national infusion pump and solutions and equipment agreements with Novation, a healthcare supply contracting company of VHA and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Provista, became effective on 1 October 2010.

The new agreements include Hospira’s general infusion medication management technologies, such as the Plum A+ with Hospira MedNet safety software, a scaleable infusion pump system, the Symbiq infusion system with built-in Hospira MedNet and the LifeCare PCA pump with Hospira MedNet.

The contracts provide the members served by Novation with continued access to Hospira infusion pumps, related sets and disposable devices, along with intravenous solutions, nutritionals and drug delivery products, including the environmentally preferable VisIV container.

The agreements provide Hospira contract access for the 300 UHC member hospitals, effective for five years.

Hospira Commercial Service Operations vice president and general manager Pete Baker said that with many hospitals today focused on ensuring access to patient safety technology – such as medication management infusion pumps with safety software – Hospira welcomes the opportunity to continue to work with Novation to improve patient care.