Baltimore Maryland, May 1, 2018 – Red Bag Solutions Inc. announced its Steam Sterilization and Maceration (SSM) technology has received an innovative technology contract from Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country. The contract was based on a recommendation of the Steam Sterilization and Maceration technology by one of Vizient’s member-led councils. Innovative technology contracts are reserved for technologies that demonstrate an ability to enhance clinical care or patient safety, and those that improve an organization’s care delivery or business model.
Red Bag Solutions’ patented Steam Sterilization and Maceration (SSM) technology provides a cost effective and environmentally responsible method for a healthcare facility to process its biohazardous medical waste. The onsite chemical free SSM process simultaneously macerates (grinds) and sterilizes the waste using superheated water and steam. The confetti like end product, which is sterilized, unrecognizable and HIPAA compliant, may be disposed of in an ordinary landfill, recycled or used as a waste-to-energy source. The liabilities associated with transporting medical waste through the community and ultimately placing it in a landfill are eliminated. Onsite processing can also enhance a facility’s environmental sustainability initiatives and profile in the local community.
Donald R. Millard, Red Bag Solutions’ CEO commented, “Red Bag Solutions is honored to be awarded an innovative technology contract by Vizient. We believe we bring substantial value to the healthcare marketplace in an area that is becoming increasingly aware of the challenges and price pressures facing them in the disposal of their biohazardous waste. Our solution is cost effective, efficient and environmentally superior to other options being utilized in healthcare facilities today. We look forward to delivering value and cost savings to Vizient members and its affiliated organizations now and in the years to come.”
“After a full innovative technology review, Vizient’s member council agreed Steam Sterilization and Maceration technology offers a unique benefit over other products available in the market today and recommended it for an innovative technology contract. We are pleased to award this new contract to Red Bag Solutions,” Debbie Archer, director of procurement and leader of Vizient’s Innovative Technology program for suppliers.
Red Bag Solutions Inc. has offered its technology and services to many organizations in the healthcare industry. For over 20+ years it has worked with hospitals, biopharmaceutical companies, universities, research facilities and governmental agencies focused on providing cost effective and environmentally responsible methods for managing biohazardous waste. Red Bag Solutions technology provides a facility sustainable alternatives for disposing of waste in a landfill and promotes recycling, repurposing or providing the post processed material to waste to energy generators.
Vizient represents a diverse membership base that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents approximately $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. Through its Innovative Technology Program, Vizient works with member-led councils and task forces to review potentially innovative products. If it is determined that a product is innovative, Vizient may award a contract outside of the competitive bid cycle.