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 2013 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
ARAMARK Healthcare Technologies CareFusion Conifer Health Solutions
Philips Healthcare Trane Healthcare Practice

ARAMARK Healthcare Technologies


Mark your calendars for a special session at this year’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. Session 62X: “Driving Financial Efficiency With an Integrated Approach to Medical Equipment Management,” will examine how Bon Secours St. Francis’ stewardship initiative necessitated a new model of partnership. By creating a core set of guiding principles, Bon Secours St. Francis initiated a more advanced approach to clinical asset management with its partner, ARAMARK Healthcare Technologies.

The session will be held on Tuesday, March 12, from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Speakers include Karen Schwartz, FACHE, vice president, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, and Brian Poplin, DHA, FACHE, president, ARAMARK Healthcare Technologies. The speakers will develop an outline for a system- or facility-wide equipment management program and show how to consider cost savings opportunities with comprehensive capital asset management strategies. Attendees will leave the session with key questions to consider when examining a medical equipment management program.

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CareFusion’s “Moving Beyond Excellence” webinar, held on March 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. Pacific time, will examine how St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio, is taking supply chain optimization to the next level with the help of supply chain automation. Jason Hays, director of supply chain at St. Rita’s, will share how the 425-bed hospital reached this level with the installation of Pyxis supply automation technologies from San Diego-based CareFusion. After seeing significant financial and operational improvements in medical and surgical areas, St. Rita’s installed supply automation in its OR. This automation solution integrated with the hospital’s OR information system to streamline nursing workflow and allow the nurses to spend more time on patient care. In addition, the solution helped St. Rita’s improve inventory management, increase charge capture and better control supply costs due to the availability of actionable data.

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will have gained perspectives on St. Rita’s traditional supply distribution model and challenges, the hospital’s strategic and workflow transformation goals for supply automation, how to roll out successful supply automation in medical/surgical and OR areas, and St. Rita’s financial results/ROI after the Pyxis technologies implementation. To register for this complimentary webinar, visit

Also, please join CareFusion at ACHE’s annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership when John Austin, COO, Oklahoma Heart Hospital; Steve Miller, CIO, Oklahoma Heart Hospital; and Carlos Nunez, MD, CMO, CareFusion, present Session 68X: “Integrating Health IT With a Positive ROI and Clinical Workflow Improvement.” For more information, please visit

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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, Gill shares the challenges of leading a 530-bed hospital through significant change and describes how she and the hospital’s leadership team reestablished Memorial’s financial health.

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

Also, please join Conifer Health Solutions at ACHE’s annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership when J. Eric Evans, FACHE, Market CEO, Providence Memorial Hospital/Sierra Medical Center, and Janie Patterson, senior vice president, revenue cycle management, Conifer Health Solutions, present Session 79X: “Traits of a Great Revenue Cycle Leader.” For more information, please visit

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Philips Healthcare


Each day brings new information regarding health reform programs and projects. This includes activities delineated under the Affordable Care Act of 2010, which set federal health reform in motion, but also among private payors, with their broad portfolio of health reform-related changes.

The Philips Healthcare “Reimbursement Simplified” website has added a new section on “U.S. Health Reform Implementation” that may help. The resources identify the most significant Medicare health reform activities now under way at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other agencies—from ACOs and bundled payments to health exchanges and essential health benefits. The site also highlights health reform efforts among private payors, who are actively implementing similar programs.

Please visit Click “U.S. Health Reform Implementation” at the top of the page or in the left column. The site provides information about reimbursement policies, rates and coverage in both the public and private sectors. You will also find announcements about upcoming webinars in our “Reimbursement Simplified” webinar series and “on-demand” archives of past sessions.

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Trane Healthcare Practice


Please join Trane Healthcare Practice at ACHE’s annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership when Delvecchio Finley, FACHE, CEO, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; Doug Meyers, CFO, executive vice president, Children’s National Medical Center; Laura L. Rygielski-Preston, FACHE, vice president, Trane Healthcare Practice; and Sharon Stewart, FACHE, senior consultant, clinical IT, Quorum Health Resources LLC present Session 81X: “Leveraging Technology Beyond EMR to Improve Business Objectives.” For more information, please visit

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