Nihon Kohden has entered into a three-year, dual-source agreement to provide sleep assessment/neurodiagnostic services and equipment for Novation, a leading healthcare services company, according to a Nihon press release.

The contract (effective July 1, 2015) provides Nihon Kohden access to the more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA, UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista that Novation (headquartered in Irving, Texas) serves.

“We are honored to be a partner with Novation, as our two organizations share a commitment to leading healthcare innovation that increases quality across the continuum,” said Wilson Constantine, chief executive officer, Nihon Kohden America. “The organization’s deep customer base will enable us to further our goal of providing integrated solutions that work across care areas. We look forward to working together to help improve and streamline healthcare delivery in this country.”

“We conducted a rigorous procurement process for this contract, and Nihon Kohden provided competitive clinical and financial value for the members and affiliates we serve,” said Mike Clemens, vice president of contracts and program services, Novation. “Nihon Kohden has committed to identifying cutting-edge solutions that have been effective in one area of healthcare and leveraging them to improve care in another area. This is an organization that shares our mission of improving healthcare quality.”