Accumen Partners with Mercy Health to Deliver Lab Excellence
Mercy Health and Accumen Inc. to begin strategic clinical laboratory management partnership to lower laboratory costs and blood utilization and improving quality and service.
SAN DIEGO, August 2, 2016 – Accumen Inc. has announced their newest Lab Excellence partner, Mercy Health, in a multi-year engagement to create world class laboratories for patients and caregivers, delivering highest quality and customer service at lower costs.
Mercy Health is the seventh largest Catholic health care system in the United States and has more than 30 hospital-based laboratories and several clinic-based laboratories. The system is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and includes 46 acute care and specialty hospitals. Their system contains more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers, and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinical physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
“With healthcare systems, transforming the laboratory is usually overlooked,” said Jeff Osborne, Chief Executive Officer at Accumen. “Mercy Health’s commitment to patient care as well as patient safety is what will make this partnership ideal for transforming and improving the role of the lab.”
Accumen will implement a Lab Transformation Model with Mercy Health that will deliver significant improvements in laboratory services; benefiting patients, employees, physicians, and the hospital’s financials. The partnership aims to enhance laboratory quality and service, enable appropriate blood and test utilization, and decrease laboratory costs.
Accumen Inc. (along with its subsidiary, Chi Solutions Inc.), is a leading healthcare transformation company that provides end-to-end services and laboratory solutions in consulting, execution, utilization, and outreach support. By partnering with hospital and health system laboratories, we set new standards of performance in clinical laboratory management—driving higher quality, patient safety, better service, and unprecedented value. Accumen and Chi deliver results in laboratory operations, outreach, and patient blood management using a proven blueprint, innovative approach, and insight-driven proprietary technology to create healthier labs, healthier hospitals, and ultimately, healthier communities.
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