LaserBand, a Zebra Technologies Company, Renews Agreement with Novation for LaserBand Patient Identification Wristband Solutions

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LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Sept. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq:ZBRA), a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility to improve patient safety and workflow processes, today announced the renewal of a purchasing agreement with Novation for Zebra's entire product set of LaserBand patient identification (ID) wristbands and companion products.

"For healthcare professionals, accurate and easy-to-scan barcoded wristbands are vital to improve patient care and streamline processes, especially as healthcare organizations transition to electronic health records," said Jorik Ittmann, Vice President, Healthcare Sales, Zebra Technologies. "We are pleased to continue our relationship with Novation and the hospital organizations they serve with Zebra's leading line of patient identification solutions."

Effective September 1, 2013, Zebra's LaserBand wristbands continue to be available to the members served by Novation, the leading healthcare supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 65,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Organization and Provista. With Zebra's industry-leading LaserBand wristband solutions, healthcare professionals can easily create a patient wristband and link critical information from the patient's bedside to his or her medical record as well as the pharmacy, lab or other ancillary departments through the use of a barcode. While this streamlined process can improve patient safety and care, it also can help with compliance to regulatory requirements and increase staff satisfaction and more quality time with the patient.

Zebra is committed to providing customers with technology solutions that address patient safety, quality of care, efficient work processes and visibility into patient care and operations.

About Zebra Technologies

A global leader respected for innovation and reliability, Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) offers products and solutions that give a virtual voice to an organization's assets, people and transactions, enabling organizations to unlock greater business value. The company's extensive portfolio of marking and printing technologies, including RFID and real-time location solutions, illuminates mission-critical information to help customers take smarter business actions. For more information about Zebra's solutions, visit and follow @ZebraTechnology.

About Novation

Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 65,000 members and affiliates 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, Children's Hospital Association, and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase more than $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. To learn more about Novation, please visit and follow @NovationNews.

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CONTACT: Stephanie Kneisler Zebra Technologies Corporation PR Manager 847-793-2606

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