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onFocus Healthcare Expands Client Base With Addition of Provider Organizations
Jun 24, 2010 (11:06 AM EDT)


Company forecasts continued growth; expects more than 100 hospitals online by year-end

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- onFocus Healthcare, Inc. (www.onfocushealthcare.com), the leading provider of web-based enterprise performance management solutions for the healthcare services marketplace, has added four new provider organizations to its client roster in recent months. These additions will more than double the number of hospitals using the company's innovative new "Enterprise Performance Management" (EPM) software solution called onFocus|epm™.

The new clients, which include Nashville-based Ardent Health Services and Vanderbilt Medical Group, Fox Chase Cancer Centers in Philadelphia, and a major for-profit health system, join a growing list of healthcare organizations using onFocus|epm to ensure higher levels of financial, clinical and operational performance required in order to more effectively compete in the new healthcare business model. Together, the new onFocus|epm customers operate more than 60 hospitals and healthcare facilities.

onFocus|epm is an innovative web-based solution that combines performance data from many disconnected sources into one solution that links together critical objectives and targets with action plans, progress tracking and just-in-time communication to drive and sustain better financial and clinical outcomes. Using onFocus|epm, executives assign employees to critical enterprise-wide objectives and track progress in real-time at multiple levels of detail and accountability, increasing organizational performance and execution on critical business results by as much as 20 percent.

"Like many providers, we are constantly seeking new ways to measure and improve our performance across a variety of strategic, financial and clinical areas," said David T. Vandewater, president and CEO of Ardent Health Services. "We believe onFocus|epm will have a measurable impact on our operations by providing an integrated and automated solution that will help us drive productivity and cost reductions throughout our hospitals while also ensuring the highest quality clinical outcomes for our patients."

According to onFocus founder and CEO Steven Mason, the company anticipates continued growth as more healthcare executives realize that traditional tools and approaches are not enough to allow them to compete in a new, more efficient and performance-driven healthcare marketplace.  

"As hospitals retool in order to address the challenges created by healthcare reform, many executives are looking beyond the fragmented, manual processes and lagging, one-dimensional indicators they currently use to more integrated, automated and data-rich solutions that will support a 'performance-driven' culture that permeates all levels of the organization," he said. "We are pleased the highly regarded healthcare leadership teams of these organizations recognize the role onFocus can play in helping their organizations drive sustainable results while also creating compelling strategic advantages over the long term."

Headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., onFocus Healthcare, Inc. serves a broad cross-section of healthcare organizations including large for-profit systems, community and non-profit hospitals and large academic medical centers.  onFocus Healthcare, Inc. was launched in 2008 to create the first healthcare-specific enterprise performance management system. For more information, please call 615.871.4321 or visit us online at www.onfocushealthcare.com.

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Rebecca Kirkham

Bill Schaude

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(615) 871-4321

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bschaude@onfocushealthcare.com



SOURCE onFocus Healthcare, Inc.