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ePlus (Herndon, Virginia), a provider of enterprise cost management solutions, said it has signed an agreement to offer leasing services for IT and medical equipment to the more than 2,400 member healthcare institutions of VHA (Irving, Texas), a nationwide healthcare cooperative.

The agreement expands an existing relationship under which ePlus is authorized to sell IT products and services to VHA member organizations. Both agreements are managed by the ePlus Healthcare Group.

The new leasing services are intended to equip VHA members with a flexible and cost-effective alternative to purchasing expensive assets, such as MRI and CT scanners, cardiac catheterization labs, ultrasound, PACS, PET systems, nuclear medicine equipment, mammography, and digital X-ray equipment.

Financing options available through ePlus include oper- ating leases, capital leases, loans, and sale-leasebacks of installed equipment. VHA will assist ePlus in promoting the new services to the cooperative’s membership.

“The ePlus leasing program is an attractive option that will help members lower acquisition costs, preserve capital, guard against obsolescence and reduce administrative overhead by making it possible to finance both clinical and computer equipment from a single source,” said Amy An-thony, VHA’s senior director of supplier services.