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US company to buy New Zealand health system technology developer
Posted on 7-Nov-2012 11:40. | Tags Filed under: News.



McKesson has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Emendo Ltd., whose CapPlan Predictive Capacity Planning solution equips healthcare providers to optimize operational performance by intelligently forecasting patient demand.

CapPlan also supports clinicians in their delivery of quality patient care by using a patient-centered, enterprise-wide view of activity to make real-time adjustments for patient flow and staffed capacity allocations.

The company says the software is a natural extension of the McKesson Enterprise Intelligence and Workforce Management Solutions suites. CapPlan enables providers to direct and manage capacity from the emergency department to admission to discharge.

Combined, these solutions allow organizations to proactively manage capacity across care settings and take steps to significantly reduce costs and improve patient experience, key goals of McKesson Technology Solutions’ Better Health 2020 healthcare IT strategy.

“It’s estimated that there is more than $700 billion in waste across the U.S. healthcare system,” said Chris Bauleke, president of Health Systems Performance Management, McKesson Provider Technologies. “Much of that waste results from inefficiencies that can be reduced with greater visibility to patient flow and the use of capacity management solutions. In turn, organizations can achieve better business results and also deliver higher-quality care that’s more patient-centered.”

Bauleke noted that health systems can use capacity management solutions to fine-tune staffing requirements, procedure scheduling and resource utilization. “The potential savings and increased revenues from improved management of staff and other key assets are especially attractive as pressure mounts to reduce costs,” he said.

Unique in its ability to forecast future patient activity, CapPlan enables health systems to allocate resources efficiently while identifying unnecessary costs. By proactively managing clinician schedules and workloads, patient flow, length of stay and discharges, providers can achieve measurable results. For example, using CapPlan, a 400-bed hospital realized $895,000 savings for inpatient areas and a 450-bed facility identified potential efficiency savings exceeding $1 million in the first year of use.

“Our team has focused on the intricacies of the healthcare setting and how to manage for sustained operational effectiveness,” explains Dave Tinkler, Emendo chief executive officer. “We provide actionable intelligence that hospitals and health systems use to manage their business operations on a day-to-day, hour-by-hour basis – no matter what comes at them.”

Healthcare providers continue to adapt to demands of reform by focusing on care quality and cost. Drawing on solutions and expertise across various segments of healthcare, McKesson is well-positioned to help providers address these challenges. “Our goal with Better Health 2020 is to equip providers for success as they work to reduce costs, coordinate care across the ecosystem and assume financial risk for patient populations,” noted Bauleke.


More information: http://www.emendo.co.nz/...
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