ANOVA Orthopaedic Solutions Announces Patent Application for Processes that Reduce Costs, Increase Hospital-Physician Alignment, and Improve Efficienc

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – ANOVA Orthopaedic Solutions announced the filing of a non-provisional patent 
application providing methods that result in reduced costs, increased surgeon alignment, and improved
efficiencies across the orthopedic supply chain and facility orthopedic service lines.
The filing is entitled:
A METHOD FOR COLLECTING AND MANAGING DATA AND PROCESS REQUIREMENTS OF THE MEDICAL DEVICE SUPPLY CHAIN 
AND PERIOPERATIVE SURGICAL SERVICES FOR  FACILITIES AND CONVERSION OF THAT DATA INTO SYSTEMS THAT REDUCE 
COSTS AND IMPROVE EFFICIENCIES
“We believe the methods and processes described in this  pending  patent  represent game-changing, 
paradigm  shifting approaches to  the orthopedic supply chain and perioperative processes that  reduce 
costs and inefficiencies and maintain quality,” said ANOVA founder and CEO, Walter Spires. 
“The healthcare environment is rapidly changing and will continue to do so in the face of  reform and 
economic pressure. All sides of the “orthopedic triangle”  (surgeons, facilities, and implant companies) 
find themselves  deeply entrenched in what has become an expensive, inefficient model that is not 
sustainable in this cost-sensitive economy that also demands quality outcomes. Those demands dictate
the need to modify our approaches to the orthopedic supply chain and facility perioperative processes.  
Having begun my orthopedic career more than thirty years ago and been part of management teams
with implant, facility, and surgeon management companies, I  am convinced it is possible to  adapt to 
changing market conditions and deliver quality patient care efficiently while reducing costs. We believe 
the contents of our pending patent represent significant advances toward achieving those goals.”
While details  of  the  pending patent  are confidential,  ANOVA has  had success executing the  business 
model for more than two years.  With millions of baby boomers and  their  parents lining up for more 
care and services that will strain  an already overburdened system, ANOVA considers the model  both 
timely and strategic.   
Spires said, “Facilitating change is a difficult assignment. Some stakeholders resist because change can 
be painful.  We believe we have created a path to help facilitate some of the requisite changes. We are 
pleased to have demonstrated success that validates our model and methods.”

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