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April 11, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS GPO and Curvo Labs Launch Contract for Physician Preference Item Sourcing & Spend Management Software



CHAMPS GPO and Curvo Labs Launch Contract for Physician Preference Item Sourcing & Spend Management SoftwareCHAMPS Group Purchasing announces the launch of a three-year custom contract with Curvo Labs for physician preference item and spend management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The contract with Curvo is available to all CHAMPS members.

“Curvo offers unique, cloud-based technology that provides spend visibility and strategic sourcing solutions related to physician preference items” said Jan Elder, director of contracting services, CHAMPS Group Purchasing. “CHAMPS’ member hospitals, surgery centers and ambulatory care centers that partner with Curvo will receive a double benefit. Not only will these members be able to drive savings by improving their PPI costs, they will also receive CHAMPS GPO contract pricing on Curvo’s spend management solutions.”

The CHAMPS/Curvo contract offers a discount on Curvo’s full offering, which consists of two platforms:

  1. EasySpend: Spend visibility software for tracking and analytics at the line item level.
  2. Strategic Sourcing: Sourcing technology for 50 PPI categories with EasySpend included in the subscription. 

“Curvo looks forward to working with CHAMPS members to help power the good work they do to strategically manage their clinical supply chains,” said Andy Perry, Curvo co-founder and CEO. “We are in an era of new payment models and accountability, and forward-thinking organizations like CHAMPS are proactively helping their membership grow their capabilities through offerings like Curvo." 


About CHAMPS Group Purchasing
CHAMPS Group Purchasing leverages the purchasing power of 7,000+ member locations across the United States allowing them access to significant savings in product categories, including medical supplies, foodservice, wireless, office supplies and facility maintenance. As an owner of Premier, one of the largest buying groups in the country, CHAMPS sponsors its members allowing them access to more than $44 billion in purchasing volume, 2,000+ agreements, GPO contract management and unparalleled customer service. It’s simple to start realizing significant savings - with zero fees and no cost to join - the sign-up process is seamless. CHAMPS is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in 2014 and 2015, as well as to ERC’s NorthCoast 99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more, visit champsgpo.com. 

About Curvo Labs
Curvo is a strategic sourcing solution for physician preference items. Hospitals use Curvo to advance their supply chain, conquer unaddressed PPI categories, and capture more savings. Learn more about Curvo at curvolabs.com.