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 2014 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.

The articles in this newsletter were submitted by Corporate Partners and are generally published as submitted.

Corporate Partners in This Issue
  • Aramark
    The Impact of Clinical Engineering and IT Relationships on Staff Satisfaction and Productivity
  • Cardinal Health
    Gartner Inc. ranked Cardinal Health No. 1 on its fifth annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 for a third consecutive year
  • Conifer Health Solutions
    A leader in healthcare management
  • Philips Healthcare
    Enterprise interoperability



Technology will continue to have a major impact on clinicians' ability to complete daily clinical tasks when interacting with patients, other clinical providers and entities outside the healthcare organization. Learn about the facilitators for achieving the successful integration of an organization's clinical/biomedical engineering and IT departments at ACHE’s 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership during the educational session “The Impact of Clinical Engineering and IT Relationships on Staff Satisfaction and Productivity.”

This session will be offered twice: Wednesday, March 26, from 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. (Session 101A*) and Thursday, March 27, from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (Session101B*). Expert presenters for this session will include Larry Hertzler, vice president, operations support, Aramark Healthcare Technologies, and Alfred Hamilton, PhD, assistant professor, The George Washington University. Please refer to ACHE's Congress brochure for additional details.

*This seminar was selected by ACHE’s Programs, Products and Services Committee based on the evaluation criteria in the Congress request for proposal. The seminar is not part of the Corporate Partnerships Program.

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Cardinal Health


Cardinal Health is pleased to announce that the Supply Chain Research group of Gartner Inc. ranked Cardinal Health No. 1 on its fifth annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25.* Cardinal Health maintained its No. 1 ranking for a third year. View Gartner's release, which lists the Top 25, explains the report's methodology and includes companies' scores across quantitative and opinion categories, at:


*Gartner, The Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 for 2013, Eric O’Daffer, et al, November 21, 2013.

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Conifer Health Solutions


With more than 30 years of healthcare experience, Conifer Health Solutions is uniquely suited to provide a solid foundation for better health through technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions. Our deeply rooted history in the care delivery industry drives our focus of strengthening both the financial performance of healthcare organizations and the personal health of their patients, community and employees. To learn more on how our industry experience enables us to help healthcare organizations boost their revenue cycle performance and focus on higher-quality patient care, click here or visit our new, enhanced website at www.ConiferHealth.com.

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Philips Healthcare


As demand increases for access to more clinical data at more points across your enterprise, so do the costs and complexity of your healthcare IT infrastructure. Successfully integrating varied systems for a clinical advantage, while meeting industry requirements, necessitates an enterprise-wide strategy. The white paper, Managing the Flow of Clinical Data, which is available for download here, addresses this issue by discussing current trends affecting healthcare information technology and key items to consider when developing an enterprise interoperability strategy. The white paper also explains how Philips IntelliBridge Enterprise can help you decrease the cost and complexity of your healthcare IT infrastructure, while making your clinical workflow more efficient.

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