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Novation Recognized By Computerworld As A 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate

"We are continuously innovating in the data, analytics and mobile BI areas," says Dan Sweeney, senior vice president, information and data services, Novation. "In order to empower hospital personnel to make instant decisions, we created mobile applications that would allow them to get key pricing and spend information on medical, surgical and pharmaceutical products anywhere. These apps allow procurement professionals, pharmacists, physicians and our own team members to make data-driven decisions in a mobile setting."

"Our initial goal was to create a unique mobile user experience and drive adoption of our entire business intelligence platform, and we have certainly achieved that," says Guillermo Ramas, vice president, information and data services, business development, Novation. "We now continuously strive to improve the user experience, increase adoption and develop value-added features. The applications are constantly optimized for performance and navigation as well."

The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 3, 2013 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

About The Computerworld Honors ProgramFounded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.

About Novation, Winner of the Ethics Inside® CertificationFounded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 65,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, Children's Hospital Association, an alliance of the nation's leading pediatric facilities, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members with sourcing services, as well as information and data services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers. VHA, UHC, and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase approximately $43 billion in 2012. Novation has earned the coveted Ethics Inside® Certification from Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance.  Novation was also named on Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies list, and is the only company in the health care industry to earn both distinctions for two consecutive years.  To learn more about Novation, please visit http://www.novationco.com and follow @NovationNews.

About Computerworld Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website ( http://www.computerworld.com/), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at http://www.idgenterprise.com/.

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