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AHA and MEDHOST Offer Patient-Flow Focused Webinar

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – July 14, 2015 – In partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA), MEDHOST will present a free webinar for hospital clinical and administrative leaders on July 22 titled “Revamping Patient Flow: Improved LOS & Patient Satisfaction.”

During the webinar, Ann Gantzer, chief nursing officer, and Chad Thompson, director of emergency services for SwedishAmerican Health System, will highlight how the 333-bed, Illinois organization overhauled their patient flow process by creating key performance indicators (KPIs) and experienced significant reductions in length of stay (LOS) and left-without-treatment rate, as well as an increase in discharges before 11 a.m. They will also share how MEDHOST’s PatientFlow HD provided visibility into the new KPIs so hospital leadership, clinicians and staff can identify areas for process improvements to better coordinate care and transitions.

The “Revamping Patient Flow: Improved LOS & Patient Satisfaction” webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. A replay will be available one business day after the live webinar at

KPI Visibility-

Webinar attendees will learn how increased KPI visibility can contribute to identifying process and workflow redesign opportunities, as well as how change management and staff education are critical to patient-flow improvements and establishing a culture focused on care coordination. They will also see first-hand how innovative solutions help create seamless transitions.

“Hospitals need to get their arms around data, and even more important, need tools to analyze that data so they can create efficiencies and survive as the healthcare industry continues to evolve toward value-based care,” said Craig Herrod, president of MEDHOST. “We are proud of the results SwedishAmerican Health System has had with MEDHOST PatientFlow HD, and are excited for them to share their best practices and real-world patient-flow experiences illustrating how streamlined care coordination helps deliver high-quality care.”


MEDHOST is a provider of market-leading enterprise, departmental and healthcare engagement solutions to approximately 1,000 healthcare facilities. Our healthcare management system includes intuitive, easy-to-use and SaaS-enabled solutions, including YourCareUniverse, an integrated suite of cloud-based patient and provider engagement applications. Our robust offering of managed hosting, outsourcing and consulting services are changing how clinicians and hospital leaders work and communicate, while generating notable operational, patient flow, care and revenue improvements. Specifically, MEDHOST delivers value by enabling hospitals of all types and all sizes. Especially, this is to better manage care and the business of healthcare while meeting evolving regulatory requirements. Connect with MEDHOST on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

The American Hospital Association Exclusively Endorses the Patient Flow Management Solution from MEDHOST

About the AHA Endorsement

The AHA Endorsement is the result of an extensive and rigorous process. Also, it begins with the identification of hospitals’ most significant market challenges. Moreover, ends with the selection of the solution that best addresses them.

AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA), is compensated for the use of the AHA marks. Also, for its assistance in marketing endorsed products and services. By agreement, pricing of endorsed products and services may not be increased by the providers to reflect fees paid to the AHA.

About AHA Solutions, Inc.

AHA Solutions, Inc. is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA) . Especially, to serve member hospitals by helping them identify the optimal solutions to their most pressing market challenges. Through the AHA Endorsement, along with educational programs featuring peers and industry experts, AHA Solutions supports the decision-making process for hospitals looking for partners to help with clinical integration, information technology, talent management, cultural transformation, financial sustainability, the patient flow and other key challenges.

AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA Mission: To advance the health of individuals and communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit Also connect with us via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.


Samra Khan



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