UHC Selects Attainia Capital Equipment Planning & Budgeting Software

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UHC Members Save Time, Money With Healthcare IndustryÂ?s Best Capital Equipment Management Tools

Attainia Inc., the leading provider of capital budgeting and equipment planning software for the health care industry, has announced an agreement with University HealthSystem Consortium (“UHC”), an alliance of academic health centers situated mainly in the United States. The contract includes access to software tools for UHC members that link Novation's capital equipment contract portfolio with Attainia’s capital management tools.

"After extensive review, we selected Attainia’s leading-edge technology to meet the unique needs of our members’ capital asset planning and budgeting needs," says Don Zak, Director of Contract Solutions for UHC. “Attainia is the only provider of a web based Capital Planning System that is directly linked into Marketplace@Novation, and we are impressed by the deep domain enterprise Attainia has developed. This agreement allows Members unparalleled access to the Novation Contract Catalog by providing visibility to contract pricing for budgeting and acquisition purposes, and will allow Novation to aggregate the purchasing power of our membership."

This agreement will allow us to create even greater opportunities for improving the operations and savings for existing and new UHC Members,” says George Garner, Chief Operating Officer of Attainia. “UHC Members include some of the best known healthcare facilities in the world, such as New York Presbyterian Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Health System, UCLA Healthcare, UC San Diego Healthcare, and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. These institutions have led the way in using Attainia systems to enhance and improve their organizations.””

“As a national health care architectural firm, we have long been impressed by the speed and power of Attainia’s systems in improving processes for capital equipment planning and budgeting,” says Bill Nation, Associate Principal of Perkins & Will, http://www.perkinswill.com. “Our business is helping health care organizations get it right the first time, and we select partners that help us accomplish that goal.”

“Attainia gives us a great foundation for developing the budget and plans for capital equipment,” according to Laura Adams, Director of Equipment Management and Maintenance at UC San Diego Healthcare, health.ucsd.edu. “By using Attainia’s systems, we are able to quickly source the manufacturers and their products, allowing us to quickly and accurately develop a capital equipment budget and plan. As a UHC Member we are extremely pleased to see Attainia’s solutions help our health care alliances.”

“Getting capital equipment right is no small task,” according to Greg Benner, Vice President of Equipment Planning for Meta Associates, http://www.meta-use.com. “As one of the nations’ leading health care program management firms, we make sure that the healthcare organizations we work with have the best possible tools available to help them. Those that do, greatly improve their chances for success.”

About Attainia

Attainia, Inc. is the largest supplier of capital equipment planning & budgeting systems to the health care industry. The company has pioneered the creation of innovative products that deliver substantial improvements in cost-savings and efficiency for both hospital and industry partners. In addition to supporting capital equipment planning with the "Plan" family of products, Attainia supports healthcare organizations' capital financial budgeting with "Budget," capital equipment room design with "Design," and aggregating and managing all capital equipment with “Predict.” For more information, visit http://www.attainia.com.

About UHC

University HealthSystem Consortium, formed in 1984, is an alliance of academic health centers and represents, through their membership, almost 80% of all academic health centers in the United States. As a membership organization, UHC provides its 90 full members and 123 associate members with a variety of helpful resources aimed at improving performance levels in clinical, operational, and financial areas. The mission of the University HealthSystem Consortium is to advance knowledge, foster collaboration, and promote change to help members succeed in their respective markets. UHC helps members pool resources, create economies of scale, improve clinical and operating efficiencies, and influence the direction and delivery of health care. For more information, contact http://www.uhc.edu.

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