Bearpac Medical Awarded Inventive Technology Contract for Vizient’s Passio Pump Drainage System

Bearpac Medical, LLC announced that Vizient, Inc., the nation’s leading member-driven healthcare performance improvement organization, has awarded Bearpac Medical, LLC a breakthrough technology contract for its Passio Pump Drainage System. The contract was awarded based on hospital experts serving on one of Vizient’s member-led boards recommending the Passio Pump Drainage System. Demonstrate to Vizient members that the Passio Pump Drainage System has unique features that can improve the healthcare industry.

Innovative technology contracts are offered after evaluation and commitment on the elements submitted to the Vizient innovative technology program. Vizient member-led councils discover innovations to improve clinical treatment, patient safety, worker safety, or the business operations of healthcare organizations.

Bearpac has created a digital portable control unit with a pump mechanism that evacuates fluid from the patient to a collection bag at a vacuum pressure of -45 to -70 cm H2O. This level of vacuum is exponentially lower than competitors. As a result, Passio’s simple digital platform enables Malignant Pleural Effusion (MPE) patients and caregivers to manage their treatment from the comfort of their own homes.

“Bearpac is thrilled and honored to be recognized by Vizient for the innovation Passio brings to the MPE drainage space, which hasn’t evolved in over 20 years. We look forward to working with Vizient to bring their members the next generation of pleural drainage therapy.”

Vizient serves a diverse member base, including academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated healthcare delivery networks, and non-acute care providers, with an annual purchase volume of more than $110 billion. Vizient’s Innovative Technology Program works with councils and member-led task forces to evaluate products for their potential to transform healthcare through true innovation.