By Mackenzie Bean

February 27, 2019

Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health is implementing a needle-free technology to improve the blood-draw experience for patients systemwide.

Three things to know:

1. The San Francisco-based startup Velano Vascular created the technology, which is a single-use blood-draw device called Pivo.

2. The device connects to an indwelling peripheral IV line, allowing clinicians to extract blood without using a needle.

3. Centura Health already offers the Pivo device at its hospitals in the Denver area. The health system will gradually introduce the device to its other hospitals as part of a yearlong rollout.

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