Zonare Signs Agreement with Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P. as a Provider of Medical Ultrasound Solutions

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Unique ZONE Sonography™ Technology Now Available to 1,400 Acute Care Facilities.

We believe our upgradable Living Technology™ will provide HealthTrust members with state-of-the-art ultrasound solutions and excellence in patient care both today and in the future

ZONARE, the pioneer and developer of next generation ultrasound technology, announced it has been selected by HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P. (HealthTrust) as a provider of medical ultrasound for the 1,400 acute care facilities that HealthTrust supports. ZONARE will provide ultrasound solutions to help HealthTrust’s hospital providers manage clinical compliance accountability in today’s increasingly regulated health-care environment. ZONARE offers its solutions through using a sophisticated platform of evidence-based, clinical intelligence enabled by its proprietary ZONE Sonography™ technology (ZST).

     “We are honored to be selected by this renowned purchasing group,” said Tim Marcotte, president and CEO of ZONARE. “We believe our upgradable Living Technology™ will provide HealthTrust members with state-of-the-art ultrasound solutions and excellence in patient care both today and in the future.”

     ZONARE’s Living Technology delivers ultrasound imaging excellence based on a dynamic and open architecture that allows continual platform evolvement to meet the changing needs of clinicians. ZONE Sonography technology is an innovative approach to echo data acquisition and image formation. Using a small number of large "zones," ZST acquires ultrasound data up to ten times faster than conventional systems and implements the full reality of data acquisition and management in software rather than hardware.

     The contract with HealthTrust enables its members to purchase ZONARE’s portable ultrasound with the company’s unique technology while offering a highly mobile, ergonomic system that is upgradeable as ZST advances helping to ensure a substantial return on investment.

     “By working closely with HealthTrust, we can enable its members to utilize high quality ultrasound which also offers significant value for a wide range of imaging applications,” Priscilla Ryland, vice president of business development and corporate accounts for ZONARE. “We look forward to our association with HealthTrust and supporting each individual member with our breakthrough technology while providing outstanding customer care.”

About HealthTrust Purchasing Group

HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P., (http://www.healthtrustpg.com) headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., is a group purchasing organization that supports nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $20 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery, and continuously evaluating and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. HealthTrust is closely integrated with the provider-proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions (http://www.parallon.net) which include revenue cycle and business process expertise, workforce management solutions, supply chain services and technology solutions.

About ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc.

ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., based in Mountain View, Calif, is solely dedicated to ultrasound excellence through its innovative, software-based, next generation technology which provides the platform for the company’s Living Technology designed to meet its customers evolving imaging needs. The patented design and architecture of the z.one ultrasound platform delivers high-end image quality and clinical versatility at unparalleled value. ZONARE’s exclusive, next generation ultrasound focus resulted in Frost & Sullivan awarding the 2011 North American Technology Innovation Award in Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging Technology to ZONARE. For more information, visit: http://www.zonare.com.
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ZONARE, z.one, and Zone Sonography are trademarks of ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc.

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