Novation isn't reinventing the wheels of health care, just greasing them a little. The company offers management consulting and supply chain services to hospitals and other health care facilities. Novation is one of the largest health care supply chain management firms in the nation, serving tens of thousands of health care organizations. It procures (at a discount) medical equipment and supplies, pharmaceuticals, laboratory equipment, food, and other products needed to keep the nation's health care facilities running. Novation is an affiliate of health care alliances VHA and University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). The company was founded in 1998.