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onFocus Signs IASIS Healthcare; Exceeds Growth Projections
Nov 09, 2010 (01:11 PM EST)


More than 100 hospitals now using the company's software to improve performance

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- onFocus Healthcare, Inc. (www.onfocushealthcare.com) today announced it will provide its web-based performance management software to IASIS Healthcare and its 18 hospitals. With the addition of IASIS, more than 100 hospitals and healthcare systems around the country now use onFocus|epm™, the company's one-of-a-kind "Enterprise Performance Management" (EPM) software solution, to measure, monitor and improve financial, operational and clinical performance.

"From ED wait times and quality scores to pre-admission processes and revenue cycle management, our commitment to continual performance improvement spans all areas of our hospital operations," said Carl Whitmer, president and chief executive officer of IASIS Healthcare, which operates acute care hospitals in high-growth urban and suburban markets around the country. "By leveraging the onFocus|epm tool, our hospital leaders can better monitor progress in key areas and make real-time adjustments that help improve clinical outcomes, increase patient satisfaction, eliminate inefficiencies and support a culture of accountability at all levels of the organization."

onFocus|epm is an innovative web-based solution that combines performance data from many disconnected sources into one solution that links organizational goals and objectives with dynamic 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 30 percent.

IASIS joins a growing list of healthcare providers using onFocus to drive and accelerate performance improvements across their businesses. Earlier this year, the company signed deals with Ardent Health Services, Vanderbilt Medical Group, Sarah Cannon Cancer Centers, the University of Utah Medical Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center and a large, unnamed publicly traded healthcare system. onFocus also maintains distribution partnerships with HealthStream, Price Waterhouse Coopers, MedeAnalytics as well as other leading healthcare product and consulting companies.

"We are pleased that premier organizations like IASIS continue to recognize the value of onFocus|epm in their performance optimization efforts," said Steven Mason, onFocus CEO. "By using our tool to automate the planning, management and operation of their enterprises, hospitals can engage managers throughout their organization in clinical, financial and operational improvements that bring significant benefits to patients and other stakeholders."

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.

IASIS, located in Franklin, Tennessee, is a leading owner and operator of medium-sized acute care hospitals in high-growth urban and suburban markets. The Company owns or leases 17 acute care hospital facilities and one behavioral health hospital facility with a total of 3,081 beds in service and has total annual net revenue of approximately $2.6 billion. These hospital facilities are located in seven regions: Salt Lake City, Utah; Phoenix, Arizona; Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida; four cities in Texas, including San Antonio; Las Vegas, Nevada; West Monroe, Louisiana; and Woodland Park, Colorado. IASIS also owns and operates a Medicaid and Medicare managed health plan in Phoenix that serves more than 199,000 members. For more information on IASIS, please visit the Company's Web site at www.iasishealthcare.com.

Media Contacts:

Company Contact:

onFocus

onFocus

Rebecca Kirkham

Bill Schaude

(615) 297-7766

(615) 871-4321

rebecca@lovell.com

bschaude@onfocushealthcare.com



IASIS Healthcare Corporation


Michele Peden


615.467.1255


mpeden@iasishealthcare.com




SOURCE onFocus Healthcare, Inc.