CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2011 – The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) today announced that, following rigorous review, Cardinal Health has once again met the “Peer Reviewed by HFMA®” standard. HFMA recently reviewed Cardinal Health as part of the annual evaluation process necessary to maintain Cardinal Health CardinalASSIST® HFMA Peer Reviewed designation.
CardinalASSIST® Automatic Dispensing Machine (ADM) Logistics combines unique packaging and automated medication replenishment with user-friendly reporting to optimize ADM inventory levels with multiple brands of automated dispensing machines.
"CardinalASSIST® helps hospitals reduce the amount of time their pharmacy staff dedicate to supply chain management activities, so they can spend more time providing quality care for patients," said Jon Giacomin, president, U.S. Pharmaceutical Distribution, Cardinal Health. "We’re proud to once again earn the HFMA Peer Review designation, because it provides excellent, third-party validation that CardinalASSIST® can help hospitals optimize their investments in automation, improve workflow efficiency, improve medication safety and reduce the overall costs of the quality care they provide to patients.”
HFMA's Peer Review process is designed to provide healthcare finance professionals with an objective third party evaluation of products and services used in the healthcare finance workplace. The rigorous, eleven-step process consists of a peer review panel that includes current customers, prospects who have not made a purchase, and expert HFMA Peer Review board members. Peer Review status approval of the product or service and its performance claims are based on effectiveness, quality and usability, price, value, and customer and technical support.
“We’re pleased to have Cardinal Health renew their HFMA Peer Reviewed designation,” says HFMA President and CEO Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA. “The HFMA Peer Review process assures our members, through a rigorous evaluation, that the reviewed product or service meets an objective third party evaluation that assesses overall effectiveness, quality, and value.”
The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) provides the resources healthcare organizations need to achieve sound fiscal health in order to provide excellent patient care. With more than 37,000 members, HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization of healthcare finance executives and leaders. HFMA helps its members achieve results by providing education, analysis, and guidance, and creating practical tools and solutions that optimize financial management. The organization is a respected and innovative thought leader on top trends and challenges facing the healthcare finance industry. From addressing capital access to improved patient care to technology advancement, HFMA is an indispensable resource on healthcare finance issues. hfma.org
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $103 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 60,000 locations each day. The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth.com.