Supply Chain

New Product Introduction - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does my new product have to go through MedApproved?

A: Yes, any medical supply/equipment new to the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics must go through MedApproved.

Q: How do I know if the product is new to the University?

A: This responsibility resides with the vendor.  You may contact Value Analysis with any questions.

Q: Where do I go to submit a new product request?


Q: Will this replace the Application for Product Consideration?

A: Yes

Q:  Who is the “Sponsor” in MedApproved?

A: Prior to submitting a new product request, the vendor must have a clinical sponsor (Physician or Nurse) that has shown interest in reviewing the new product.  The sponsor will receive an email from MedApproved to verify their sponsorship.

Q: Do I need to answer all the questions in MedApproved?

A:  Yes.  Complete information will help us in making a fast and educated decision.

Q: Who submits the new product request?

A: Vendor

Q: Is there a cost to submit a request?

A: The University pays an annual subscription fee to MedApproved.  To help mitigate this cost, the vendor is required to pay a $30 fee per new product submission.  One submission may contain multiple products within the same category (i.e. catheters, sutures, etc.) but still only accrue one $30 fee.

Q: How do I track the progress of my request?

A: A vendor can track the progress within MedApproved

Q: How long will the process take?

A: This depends on the responsiveness of the Vendor, Sponsor, and the Value Analysis Department.  A commitment from the Vendor to provide complete information along with competitive pricing will help move the process along quickly.

Q: How do I know if my request was approved or denied?

A: You will receive a notification from MedApproved once the final Value Analysis decision is made.

Q: What will happen if a clinician uses my product without going through MedApproved?

A: According to University policy, we will consider the product “donated” and we will not pay for it.