ACHE Corporate Partner E-Newsletter


Welcome to the ACHE Corporate Partner E-Newsletter. This quarterly publication was designed to share information about complimentary education opportunities being offered by ACHE's 2012 Premier Corporate Partners.

ACHE would like to thank our Premier Corporate Partners for their support of ACHE programs and activities. In addition, ACHE expresses gratitude to its Corporate Partners for making ACHE members aware of these diverse educational opportunities.

Please note that reference to any specific commercial products, processes or services by a Premier Corporate Partner in this newsletter and featured educational content does not constitute or imply an approval, endorsement, recommendation or referral by ACHE. In addition, the views and opinions expressed in the featured educational content do not necessarily state or reflect those of ACHE.

Corporate Partners in This Issue
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. Cardinal Health CareFusion
Conifer Health Solutions Objective Health, a McKinsey Solution for Healthcare Providers Philips Healthcare
Siemens Healthcare Trane

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

 

The HITECH program is part of the government's larger effort to move toward value-based healthcare through increased access to clinical information for all stakeholders, thereby improving quality and patient outcomes and reducing cost outlays. These incentives are the government’s investment toward achieving those goals and continue to present a significant opportunity for healthcare organizations.

To learn what you will need to do in Stage 2 to earn the incentive dollars and what plans your organization should be making now to prepare, access our webinar, “Meaningful Use Stage 2: The Final Rules and What It Means for Hospitals and Health Systems.”

Click here to view the webinar recording.

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Cardinal Health

 

CMS, accreditation organizations and state boards of pharmacy continue to focus on medication order review by pharmacists before medications are administered to patients to ensure safety. Hospitals are challenged to provide this prospective pharmacist review because of limited pharmacy hours and the reallocation of pharmacy staff to training programs for meaningful use technologies.

To address this situation, remote pharmacy services provide a cost-effective and practical alternative to ensure pharmacists’ prospective clinical order review. As remote medication order processing services have evolved, various remote models are now available for hospitals to evaluate. At the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Mid-Year Conference in Las Vegas, Cardinal Health will sponsor “Positioning Remotely Delivered Pharmacist Care in Small and Rural Settings” on December 2, 2012, from 1:40 to 2:40 p.m. This session will address the remote order processing models used today and strategies for evaluating how to position each model to meet the pharmacy’s needs while meeting regulatory and state board compliance requirements, which vary state to state.

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CareFusion

 

Join healthcare leaders at American Society of Health-System Pharmacists for the 4th Annual CareFusion Insider Event on December 2, 2012. Participate in panel discussions and presentations about healthcare’s hottest topics. For more information, visit carefusion.com/ashp.

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Conifer Health Solutions

 

Memorial University Medical Center president and CEO Maggie Gill provides a profile in organizational transformation that redefined the Georgia safety-net hospital's revenue cycle while maintaining its focus on its clinical mission. In this Healthcare Executive advertorial, Maggie Gill shares the challenges of leading a 530-bed hospital through significant change and describes how she and the hospital’s leadership team re-established Memorial's financial health.

Visit www.futureofhealthcare.coniferhealth.com to download a PDF of the Healthcare Executive Memorial University Medical Center advertorial profile, “Funding the Mission by Fixing the Margin.”

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Objective Health, a McKinsey Solution for Healthcare Providers

 

Objective Health will offer the webinar “The Road to Population Health: Key Considerations in Making the Transition” on November 14, 2012, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST. To register, please visit www.objectivehealth.com/events.

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Philips Healthcare

 

The move toward integrated, multidisciplinary cancer centers is one of the most notable trends in cancer care today. A study from the University of North Carolina, for instance, showed that, when reviewed by a multidisciplinary tumor board, 38 percent of 269 consecutive patients with an outside diagnosis of GU cancer had changes made to diagnosis or treatment plans.

Radiologists and radiation oncologists increasingly collaborate across the continuum of care—from diagnosis to treatment. Listen to Dr. Charles White and Dr. John Sue as they provide an overview of the advantages of taking a multimodality and multidisciplinary approach to cancer care and identify the many ways these two disciplines are collaborating to more effectively design and deliver individualized care. Watch the on-demand webcast, “Radiologists & Radiation Oncologists: A Multidisciplinary Approach,” presented by John Suh, MD, Gamma Knife Center, Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, Cleveland Clinic; and Charles S. White, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

By all accounts, integrated care holds the promise of better outcomes, improved patient quality of life and lower costs. However, with the cancer patient population expected to grow by some 1.6 million new cases in 2012 in the U.S. alone, clinicians and administrators face not only the task of integrating care, but the need to expand facilities and services—all while improving quality and containing costs. Clinical advances alone are insufficient to confront the challenges of providing and managing value-based oncology services. These are daunting challenges, even for organizations with ready access to financial and professional resources.

Based on these insights, Philips has partnered with leading oncology solutions providers and created the Cancer Center Program to address both the clinical and business challenges of multidisciplinary care.

If you are planning a new cancer center or expanding existing service lines, you can learn more about how this powerful coalition of alliances and services can help you in the areas of cancer center strategic planning and development, business model alignment, operational and legal structuring, capitalization, financing and more by contacting Randy Sklar, vice president, Cancer Center Program, at (561) 596-5808. To learn more about how the program is making a difference and to stay tuned for the latest success stories and updates, email Stefka Koenig at stefka.koenig@philips.com.

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Siemens Healthcare

 

In the on-demand webcast, “Ellis Medicine: A Journey to Next Generation Revenue Cycle Management,” Ellis Medicine will provide background and insights gained from its experience merging three hospitals into one health system. The focus will be on the efficiencies and benefits gained by transitioning to a “Next Generation” enterprise revenue cycle solution. Speakers will share their insights and best practices as they provide a frontline view of their implementation and the long-term implications on their organization. To access the webcast, please visit www.usa.siemens.com/next-generation-journey.

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Trane

 

The Power of Convergence
Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.—a 303-bed, Level 1 pediatric trauma center serving a three-state area—found itself with many state-of-the-art systems that could not communicate with each other. In fact, after investing significantly in a new human resources (HR) system, hospital leaders realized they could optimize their investment and make strategic strides forward if the new technology could connect to other systems within the hospital.

Children's National Medical Center turned to its long-time partner Ingersoll Rand and its Nverge Enterprise System Manager to bring convergence to the hospital’s disconnected technologies. Ingersoll Rand worked with Children’s National Medical Center management, physical security and IT teams to implement Nverge and optimize the connection between the organization’s new HR system, its existing access control system, and the time and attendance system.

For Children’s National Medical Center, one of the major benefits of the Nverge implementation has been the reliability and integrity of data. Because the flow of information is automated, the possibility of error and duplication that results from manual data entry is drastically reduced.

With its enhanced connectivity, Children's National Medical Center has realized costs savings while increasing staff productivity. In fact, system integration using Nverge has reduced data entry hours by 50 percent and data entry errors by 70 percent.

To learn more, view the advertorial sponsored by Ingersoll Rand Global Healthcare Practice in the September/October 2012 issue of Healthcare Executive or contact Laura Rygielski Preston, vice president, Global Healthcare Practice at Ingersoll Rand, at LRygielski@irco.com.

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