ASE Direct, Inc. Receives Innovative Technology Contract from Vizient for FIZE kUO


Nashville, TN, June 1 , 2023 – ASE Direct, Inc., a certified “Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business” headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee; announced today that it has received an Innovative Technology contract from Vizient, Inc., the nation’s largest member driven health care performance improvement company. The contract was awarded to ASE Direct based on the recommendation of hospital experts who serve on one of Vizient’s member-led councils, and it signifies to Vizient members the unique qualities the potentially bring improvement to healthcare.

Innovative Technology contracts are recommended after an in-depth review and interaction with products submitted through Vizient’s Innovative Technology Program. Vizient member-led councils identify technologies that have the capability to enhance clinical care, patient safety, health care worker safety or improve business operations of health care organizations.

The FIZE kUO is an electronic, automatic, and continuous urine output measuring device that provides real-time, minute-to-minute kidney urine output measurement data at an unparalleled accuracy. The FIZE kUO connects to the hospital Electronic Medical Record (EMR), which not only reduces the burden of manual data entry, but also improves overall care by optimizing fluid management and enabling more
effective and timely interventions. FIZE kUO can work with any type of Foley catheter and is very flexible in terms of positioning and overall usability.

“ASE Direct is extremely excited to have received the Vizient Innovative Technology contract for the FIZE kUO. We are confident that it will significantly improve patient care and lower patients’ risk of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI).” – Bo Clift, CEO, ASE Direct, Inc.

“What makes a product worthy of this designation is that it has a unique quality that differentiates it from its competitors,” said Kelly Flaharty, senior director contract services and Vizient Innovative Technology Program leader. “Our member council determined that ASE Direct’s FIZE kUO met this standard and recognizes its potential to improve quality outcomes.”

Vizient represents a diverse membership base that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents more than $130 billion in annual purchasing volume. Through its Innovative Technology Program, Vizient works with member-led councils and task forces to evaluate products for their potential to bring real innovation to health care. Vizient may award a contract to products deemed worthy of the Innovative Technology designation outside of the competitive bid cycle.

ASE Direct, Inc. is a “Service-Disabled, Veteran Owned Business” founded in 2005 by CEO & Service-Disabled Veteran, Bo Clift and his brother, Jud Clift, President & Partner. ASE’s diverse product line consists of a full line of Solid Dose & Injectable Pharmaceuticals, Medical Equipment (DME), Consumable Medical Supplies, IT Supplies, Equipment & Hardware, Imaging Supplies, & Office Equipment. ASE’s Mission statement is “To be a data driven company providing industry leading, high demand products, services, and solutions that drive significant savings and growth for our clients, partners, and stakeholders.”