A Medical Device Daily

Terason (Burlington, Massachusetts), a producer of high-performance laptop ultrasound imaging systems, reported that it has signed a three-year group purchasing agreement with Premier Purchasing Partners (San Diego).

The agreement, which is effective April 1, covers Terason's complete line of portable ultrasound imaging solutions, including the Terason 2000, Terason t3000 and Terason Echo.

Consorta (Schaumburg, Illinois), a healthcare resource management and group purchasing organization, has been selected by the American Red Cross (Washington) to provide supply chain cost-savings through Consorta's Advantage Program, which leverages $4.8 billion in combined purchase volume to provide discounts on the supplies and services most commonly used by these members.

Consorta developed its Advantage Program to meet the supply chain needs of non-acute-care providers, including health and human service organizations, schools and physician offices.

The American Red Cross joined Consorta through its participation in the National Human Services Assembly, an association of non-profit organizations in the field of health, human and community development services.