SleepMed Inc has been awarded a new sole source agreement for sleep diagnostic services with Premier Purchasing Partners LP, the group purchasing unit of the Premier health care alliance.

Due to the increase in awareness about the importance of quality sleep to each individual’s health along with the well-documented negative impact that untreated sleep disorders can have in the general population, Premier is now contracting for a sleep services option that will help hospitals initiate new services or expand and improve services already being offered.

“We know that Premier is dedicated to providing its membership with priority access to well-vetted, high-quality products and services,” said David Lewis, CEO of SleepMed. “The expertise that SleepMed has developed will provide Premier members with access to both excellent on-site testing services as well as unique insights into the business of sleep medicine that will help each hospital properly position their total sleep program as the health care landscape continues to evolve.”