Nihon Kohden America, Inc. (Nihon Kohden), a medical devices company, announced a new agreement with Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P. (Premier), for physiological monitoring equipment and accessories. The 3-year agreement, effective March 1, 2009, is available to members of the Premier healthcare alliance. Nihon Kohden offers the only 5-year warranty for patient monitoring products in the industry, complimented by a lifetime of software upgrades.

Nihon Kohden’s Patient Monitoring solutions utilize miniaturization technology and processing to provide clinicians with a feature rich value oriented product offering.

Mike Dashefsky, vice president, patient monitoring, says, “Improving quality of care by integrating technologies that fit into tightening budgets is a challenging pressure that hospitals face today. Our patient monitoring solutions blend the technologies and clinical features that are needed across the continuum of care, addressing the needs in both acute and general wards. We offer a total value equation that results in improving quality of care while saving significant costs for the hospital. We are looking forward to expanding our partnership with Premier healthcare alliance.”