NORTHBROOK, Ill. , Feb. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EcoMed HTM, LLC has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for Equipment Liquidation and Related Services with Premier, Inc. Effective May 1, 2016, the new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for Medical Equipment Decommission Program.

“EcoMed is honored to receive a national contract for medical equipment decommission services from Premier” said Erin Rubalsky, CEO of EcoMed. “We have always advocated for transparent and standardized decommission of end-of-use medical devices and it’s a privilege to be selected by Premier. Clinical and supply chain staff spend unprecedented amount of time dealing with disposition of medical devices. We look forward to bringing expertise, knowledge and clarity that will systematize decommission process and enable them to focus on patient care and experience.”  

There are many options for decommission of medical equipment but the same method does not suit hundreds of different devices that are upgraded and removed from use by healthcare providers. The Medical Equipment Decommission Program manages all activity and provides resources for safe and equitable decommission of assets that are no longer utilized within a healthcare setting. It delivers transparency, efficiency, cost savings and revenue stream for healthcare providers.        

Premier is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,600 U.S. hospitals and 120,000 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.

EcoMed HTM, LLC provides solutions for decommission of medical equipment that benefit healthcare providers, underserved medical communities and the environment. We enable healthcare providers to attain cost savings and consistent revenue by managing re-allocation, strategic resale and liquidation of end-of-use medical devices. Through education and curated best practices, EcoMed delivers clarity and transforms the medical equipment decommission process.

Erin Rubalsky