ATLANTA, February 11, 2014 – Supply chain data can help organizations deliver quality cost-effective healthcare while reducing exposure to revenue and compliance risk; yet many lack efficient processes for linking supply chain data with revenue cycle data in order to identify areas for improvement via data analysis and reporting. To help provider organizations identify critical foundational components for mining supply chain data, Craneware, Inc., the healthcare market leader in automated revenue integrity solutions, today announced that Craneware product manager Kathy Schwartz will speak at the 2014 HIMSS Supply Chain pre-conference Symposium, Linking Technology and Supply Chain: Cost, Quality and Outcomes (CQO).” Attendees of the symposium, which is endorsed by AHRMM, will receive 7 CMRP Credit/Contact Hours.
The presentation, “Tapping the Supply Chain for Better Costs, Quality and Outcomes,” will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 am EST at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. During this session, Schwartz, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in supply chain and pharmacy revenue cycle management roles, will present alongside Christopher O’Connor, AHRMM chair and executive vice president of GNYHA Ventures Inc., a Craneware partner; and Dee Donatelli, AHVAP president and senior vice president, Provider Services of Hayes, Inc., to discuss master data management strategies and best practices, and review the kinds of analytical skills and tools required to maximize the value of supply chain data to ensure revenue integrity.
“Supplies represent a significant portion of a hospital’s operating budget, making it vital for hospitals to maintain and proactively reconcile purchasing and charge data,” said Craneware product manager, Kathy Schwartz. “Our goal is to empower provider organizations to implement supply chain best practices so that they can deliver quality care at a more affordable price. For organizations to view procedural costs, with surgical outcomes and quality of care metrics, they need cost-to-price transparency. Craneware is honored to present alongside some of the brightest supply chain industry experts during the HIMSS Supply Chain pre-conference Symposium.”
To learn more about how hospitals and health systems can proactively work towards achieving revenue integrity through improved supply chain data management, visit craneware.com.
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Craneware (AIM: CRW.L) is the leader in automated revenue integrity solutions that improve financial performance for healthcare organizations. Craneware’s market-driven, SaaS solutions help hospitals and other healthcare providers more effectively price, charge, code and retain earned revenue for patient care services and supplies. This helps customers optimize reimbursement, increase operational efficiency, minimize compliance risk, and retain more earned revenue. By partnering with Craneware, clients achieve the visibility required to identify, address and prevent revenue leakage. To learn more, visit craneware.com.
*Chargemaster Toolkit® is ranked No. 1 in the Revenue Cycle – Chargemaster Management market category for the eighth year in a row (2006 – 2013), and Bill Analyzer is ranked No. 1 in the Revenue Cycle – Charge Capture market category the third year in a row (2011 – 2013 ) in the “2013 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report, published January 2014. Data© 2014 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com.