Chicago, April 14, 2014 – The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed MEDHOST PatientFlow HD, a patient flow management solution. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence. Following a proprietary due diligence process, MEDHOST PatientFlow HD was selected for endorsement because it provides real-time visibility to patient and process status information, which enables hospitals to proactively manage the efficient flow of patients through every stage of care.
Many hospitals and health care systems are focusing on improving patient flow as a key to enhancing overall hospital performance. As well as quality of care and patient satisfaction.1
“MEDHOST PatientFlow HD’s financial and operational decision support, comprehensive process management, and rich reporting capabilities distinguish it from traditional ‘bed management’ solutions,” said Anthony J. Burke, senior vice president, American Hospital Association and president & CEO, AHA Solutions, Inc. “It enables hospital leaders to make informed patient-throughput decisions that can help them meet patient safety goals while improving operational performance and enhancing the patient experience.”
Through an intuitive display that offers powerful insight and access to real-time, enterprise-wide data, executives can immediately identify and take action on patient flow improvement opportunities. The Web-based tool presents an at-a-glance view of hospital capacity and processes, tracked against operational, financial and quality metrics, such as patient length of stay. Nursing leadership, bed management, environmental services, clinical quality and other departments can also easily access and update status and performance information, making it possible for all areas of the hospital to contribute to improved patient flow and care.
“We are honored to have our patient flow management solution, PatientFlow HD, selected by the American Hospital Association for this endorsement, which is only awarded to solutions that align with the Association’s mission of fostering operational excellence in hospitals,” said Craig Herrod, president of MEDHOST. “Patient flow issues erode a hospital’s bottom line, and if not managed effectively, can result in serious financial penalties. MEDHOST looks forward to working together with American Hospital Association to help hospitals gain transparency into their patient flow issues. So, they can more easily manage day-to-day operations and achieve tangible patient care and financial benefits.”
1 2012 Patient Flow Challenges Assessment. Specifically, Published by AHA Solutions, Inc. and Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence, 2012
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders. Moreover, it is a source of information on health care issues and trends. So, visit www.aha.org to learn more.
AHA Solutions, Inc. is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As a subsidiary of the AHA, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders to identify key challenges the field faces. After conducting the proprietary AHA Signature Due Diligence Process™, we award the exclusive AHA Endorsement. As an AHA member service, AHA Solutions provides access to content experts and education to support product decision making. Also, convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing that is centered on timely information and research.
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 www.aha.org.
MEDHOST, Inc. provides market-leading enterprise, departmental and healthcare engagement solutions to approximately 1,000 healthcare facilities. Our intuitive, easy-to-use and SaaS-enabled solutions are complemented by a robust suite of managed hosting, outsourcing and consulting services that 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, as well as meet evolving regulatory requirements.
American Hospital Association:
Marie Watteau, Director Media Relations
Senior Communications Specialist
615-761-1000, ext. 2119