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
Cardinal Health CareFusion Conifer Health Solutions
Objective Health, a McKinsey® Solution for
Healthcare Providers
Philips Healthcare

Cardinal Health


The Champion Series is a webinar program offered by the Nuclear Pharmacy Services business of Cardinal Health. Using industry-recognized experts, the series will provide relevant information geared toward physicians, technologists and administrators so that they can make well informed decisions about patient care. Take part in this series to learn more about the clinical value of PET/CT in multiple applications as well as radiation exposure and reimbursement.

To register or review archived webinars, click here!

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The Online Safety Center from CareFusion serves as an interactive resource to provide best practices and clinical insights. CareFusion offers webinars, continuing education courses, case studies and journal articles focusing on medication management, infection prevention, OR effectiveness and respiratory care. CareFusion clinical executives also provide blog postings and Twitter updates on real-time healthcare topics.

To learn more, please visit or follow CareFusion on Twitter @centerforsafety.

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Conifer Health Solutions


With legislative reform on the horizon, healthcare leaders face an unparalleled opportunity to reposition and transform their organizations' financial future. Yet this opportunity emerges amid turbulent economic conditions and greater regulatory scrutiny. As a result, healthcare leaders must develop new competencies, reexamine business models and forge strong alliances.

To discuss ways to meet the financial challenges of health reform, ACHE of North Texas convened a panel of healthcare executives to participate in a roundtable discussion, "Preparing for the Financial Challenges of Healthcare Reform." Sponsored by Conifer Health Solutions, the roundtable brought together leaders representing healthcare delivery, insurance and revenue cycle management, as well as ACHE President and CEO Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE.

Visit to download a PDF of the executive roundtable discussion, "Preparing for the Financial Challenges of Healthcare Reform."

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Objective Health, a McKinsey® Solution for Healthcare Providers


The healthcare provider landscape is continuing to evolve with an increase in mergers and partnerships across the value chain. Hospital leaders are seeking new strategies to grow their organizations as they simultaneously prepare for shifts in their business models. Many providers are looking to differentiate themselves with their service line offerings and specialties. To do so, they must evaluate their clinical service line strategy, including the evolving local demographics, utilization trends, the impact of healthcare reform, changing reimbursement, value-based purchasing (VBP) performance and competitive offerings.

The webinar “What's Your Specialty? Hospital Service Line Strategies for Remaining Competitive in the Changing Healthcare Environment” explores effective service line strategies to help providers remain competitive and differentiate their position in the market. Webinar speakers include Asit Gosar, client service executive, and Connie Cibrone, former president and CEO, of Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Please click here to view recorded webinar.

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Philips Healthcare


The Philips Healthcare “Reimbursement Simplified” webinar series offers a window into the health reform and reimbursement issues that are changing healthcare delivery. The series draws upon the experience and insights of experts from hospitals, physician groups, payors, quality organizations and consulting groups. Available at no cost, the webinars will be offered starting in June.

Since their inception three years ago, the “Reimbursement Simplified” webinars have addressed such health reform hot buttons as global budgeting, the medical home, value-based purchasing and quality measurement. For 2012, the series will focus on new economic and reimbursement models—such as bundled payments and ACOs—that are being tried now in the public and private sectors to improve care through better coordination, quality measurement and performance-based reimbursement.

Please visit the Philips Reimbursement site to learn more about this series and other similar resources.

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During this year’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership, Charlotte Burns, CEO, Hardin Medical Center, and Laura Rygielski Preston, VP, Global Healthcare Practice at Ingersoll Rand, presented a best practice for improving infrastructure in rural hospitals with limited access to capital in a seminar titled: “Maximizing Rural Hospitals’ Investments for Expansion.”

Attendees of the seminar learned how Hardin Medical Center leveraged clinical outcomes, staff satisfaction and energy savings to justify funding and meet its return-on-investment criteria. The seminar detailed the process of identifying and justifying the opportunities for improvement and the impressive results, which include a measureable increase in staff and physician satisfaction and a reduction in monthly utility costs for water (20 percent), electricity (15 percent) and gas (50 percent).

If you were an attendee of the 2012 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, you may download the seminar presentation here: If you did not attend Congress or would like to learn more about the best practice, you may contact Laura Rygielski Preston at

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