10/28/2010

LaserBand, LLC

LaserBand Improves Wristband Contract with Amerinet -- Contract Assures GPO’s Members Proprietary, Cost-Effective Identification Solutions

St. Louis, Mo. (6 October 2010)―LaserBand, the worldwide leader in patient identification wristbands, has renewed a contract with Amerinet purchasing group to provide proprietary patient identification (ID) bands and related products. Effective November 1, 2010, the agreement will make additional LaserBand wristbands available to Amerinet’s nationwide alliance of 41,000 healthcare facilities at new specially negotiated rates, including an IDN-focused pricing tier.

LaserBand is unique in its industry, holding twice as many patient identification wristband patents as all competitors combined. No other manufacturer offers a complete direct-print laser and thermal product solution that works with all existing patient ID technologies and includes water-and-alcohol-resistant, self-laminating wristbands for maximum protection of critical patient data.

In announcing the agreement, LaserBand Director of Contract Sales Dave Freshwater said, “We view this continuing business relationship as a very flattering endorsement of the superiority of our proprietary patient ID wristbands. LaserBand’s commitment to maintaining a leadership position in research and development ensures Amerinet and their member facilities receive unparalleled patient safety at competitive costs. We are extremely encouraged that this renewed agreement with one of the nation’s leading group purchasing organizations will extend the benefits of LaserBand’s advanced wristbands to potentially millions more patients in healthcare facilities across the country. The agreement is expected to ease implementation and improve workflow of Amerinet members’ patient identification processes while improving their patients’ safety and comfort.”

About LaserBand LLC:
Dedication to providing the best possible patient identification solutions has made LaserBand, which holds 26 U.S. patents and a number of international patents, the industry leader in research and development. LaserBand’s easy-to-implement, cost-effective patient ID wristbands and labels are used worldwide by healthcare facilities that demand state-of-the-art patient identification. Additional Information can be found at www.laserband.com or by calling 800-238-0870.

About Amerinet
As a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization, Amerinet strategically partners with acute and alternate care providers to reduce costs and improve quality through its performance solutions. Built on a foundation of data, savings and trust, and supported by a team of clinical and supply chain experts, Amerinet enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve. To learn more about the Amerinet difference, visit www.amerinet-gpo.com.