Top Indiana Health System Partners with Accumen, Inc. for Comprehensive Patient Blood Management Program

Parkview Health to leverage Accumen’s patient-centered blood management partnership to drive down costs and improve care.

SAN DIEGO, CA June 25, 2016 — Parkview Health, regarded as a premier health care provider in the greater Fort Wayne, Indiana region, has entered a multi-year partnership with Accumen Inc. (Accumen) to create a world class comprehensive Patient Blood Management (cPBM) Program.

Accumen’s cPBM partnership model has been proven to rapidly focus and accelerate hospital laboratory and health system efforts around Patient Blood Management.  These sustainable improvements in blood utilization lead to reductions of inappropriate and avoidable blood use by as much as 40-60%.

“Accumen convinced us they were the proven partner that could elevate our efforts around Patient Blood Management to a higher level of performance”, said Marcy Rogers, Vice President, Surgical and Ancillary Services, Parkview Health. “The strength of their team, flexibility in approach, and commitment to partnering on outcomes created an opportunity we felt could significantly benefit patients and their families in the communities we serve.”

At the core of Accumen’s cPBM vision is a patient-centered model that addresses blood administration, utilization and transfusion safety, as well as proactive strategies designed to avoid unnecessary transfusions and complications such as anemia management and minimizing bleeding and blood loss. “The reason health systems are selecting Accumen is really our ability to go beyond traditional blood utilization programs, by partnering on a quality improvement journey that leverages best practices and talent to accelerate outcomes and identify proactive strategies, like anemia management, to avoid unnecessary transfusion risk”, said Jeff Osborne, President and CEO of Accumen.

Accumen’s offering is anchored by a team of national thought leaders and laboratory professionals with experience developing nationally recognized cPBM programs, proven processes that combine project playbooks, broad education and awareness campaigns, organizational change management strategies, and a PBM Analytics Suite to effectively drive insight and actionable improvements.

About Parkview Health
Parkview Health, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana serves a northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio population of 820,000. Parkview Health traces its roots to 1878 and continues today with nine hospitals and a network of primary care and specialty physicians. With more than 10,000 employees, Parkview is the region’s largest employer.

About Accumen
Accumen Inc. partners with health systems to deliver excellence in laboratory and comprehensive patient blood management. Accumen brings together diverse industry expertise and innovative thinking to optimize laboratories for improved cost, quality, service and outreach growth. To obtain more information or to contact Accumen, visit www.accumen.com or email info@accumen.com.

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