ostoform receives innovative technology contract from vizient for flowassist

Ostoform Receives Innovative Technology Contract from Vizient for FLOWASSIST

Contract awarded for products that bring improvement to healthcare industry

Mullingar, Ireland, May 1st 2024Ostoform announced its FLOWASSIST product range has been awarded an Innovative Technology contract by Vizient, Inc., the largest provider-driven healthcare performance improvement company in the US. The contract was awarded based on the recommendation of FLOWASSIST by hospital experts who serve on one of Vizient’s customer-led councils, and it signifies to Vizient provider customers the unique qualities that potentially bring improvement to the healthcare industry.

Innovative Technology contracts are recommended after review and interaction with products submitted through Vizient’s Innovative Technology Program. Vizient customer-led councils identify technologies that have the potential to enhance clinical care, patient safety, healthcare worker safety or improve business operations of healthcare organizations.

Ostoform’s CEO, Kevin Kelleher, expressed his enthusiasm about the awarded contract, stating, “We are delighted to embark on this journey with Vizient, a recognized leader in healthcare supply chain management. This relationship not only underscores our commitment to advancing ostomy care but also signifies the trust Vizient places in Ostoform’s ability to deliver high-quality, patient-centric solutions.” He further remarked, “The inclusion of FLOWASSIST in Vizient’s portfolio perfectly aligns with our mission to set the new standard in stoma care.”

The FLOWASSIST technology introduces a pioneering approach to ostomy care, combining hydrocolloid with a non-absorbent component to direct stoma output away from the skin and into the pouch, leading to fewer leaks, improved skin health, and a reduced cost of care. Backed by extensive research published in esteemed peer-reviewed journals, FLOWASSIST represents a significant leap forward in the field of ostomy care.

“A product receives this type of contract when it demonstrates a unique quality that differentiates it from other products on the market,” said Kelly Flaharty, senior director of contract services for Vizient. “Our customer-led council determined that Ostoform’s FLOWASSIST met this standard and recognizes its potential to improve quality outcomes.”

Vizient represents a diverse customer base that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute healthcare providers and has a portfolio that represents more than $140 billion in annual purchasing volume. Through its Innovative Technology Program, Vizient works with customer-led councils and task forces to evaluate products for their potential to bring real innovation to healthcare. Vizient may award a contract to products deemed worthy of the Innovative Technology designation outside of the competitive bid cycle.


About Ostoform

Ostoform is an Irish company that specializes in the design, manufacture and supply of innovative ostomy products. The company was born out of a need to improve skin health and quality of life for people who have an ostomy. Ostoform’s flagship technology, FLOWASSIST, represents a significant breakthrough in ostomy care.

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