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Cardinal Health Showcases Accreditation Reporting Solution at Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Annual Meeting
04/17/2013

DUBLIN, Ohio, April 16, 2013 — To promote new efficiencies and help ensure ambulatory surgery centers’ compliance with accreditation regulations, Cardinal Health will showcase AccredAbility, a comprehensive accreditation tracking and reporting solution, at the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association annual meeting in Boston this week.

AccredAbility helps ensure the completion of all accreditation tasks in a simple, efficient browser-based environment. It can be configured for surgery centers of any size and fulfills accreditation requirements of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, and The Joint Commission.

“We understand that accreditation is a critical component of surgery center success,” said John Rademacher, president, Ambulatory Care at Cardinal Health, “and we’re pleased to be able to offer a solution to help our customers streamline many of their compliance activities and gain new efficiencies.”

AccredAbility can create custom profiles for surgery centers based on information related to the center’s number of operating rooms, specialty types, Medicare participation, accreditation type, and equipment and equipment location. As profiles are configured, AccredAbility generates a list of accreditation tasks to be completed, along with related forms, and assigns deadlines to help ensure that tasks are completed and organized quickly and accurately. The system generates alerts to missing data elements or “out of normal” values entered to the system and can be used to schedule reports, services and training.

When using AccredAbility, surgery centers can prepare efficiently for accreditation-related inspections. Agency inspectors can access surgery center accounts to have instant access to related reports and data.

AccredAbility also offers users compliance policies and procedures on an as-needed basis or in manual format. The system offers a Standards and Regulations section, where users can view current information from Medicare, various state regulatory agencies and national accreditation agencies.

AccredAbility also incorporates an e-mail-based patient satisfaction survey that sends, compiles and stores reports. The tool can generate cost savings for surgery centers currently outsourcing survey services.

“We’re pleased to work with Cardinal Health to offer surgery centers a solution that combines Internet access, a simple data capture process, a comprehensive database and a sophisticated reporting mechanism,” said Tamar Glaser, RN and president, MMX Holdings, developer of the AccredAbility solution. “This solution can help surgery centers move away from their archaic paper-and-three-ring-binder recording systems to a platform that can help ensure that they are meeting their accreditation milestones.”

To learn more about AccredAbility and Cardinal Health’s full line of products supporting the unique needs of surgery centers, visit www.cardinalhealth.com/accredability or contact med@cardinalhealth.com.


About Cardinal Health

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $108 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 #21 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.


About MMX Holdings

MMX Healthcare, LLC was formed to develop, deploy and deliver unique tools and resources that allow ambulatory surgery centers to more effectively compete in the increasingly volatile healthcare market. The company’s AccredAbility and ManageMyASC products are designed to enable surgery centers to solve problems and recognize opportunities. MMX Healthcare is committed to transforming surgical centers into high performing, high value organizations that can compete in a competitive reimbursement marketplace using affordable, accessible technology.


 

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