Core Privilege Plus™ Database Extends International Reach into Leading Thailand Healthcare Organization

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HCPro, Inc. and the Greeley Company today announced the adoption of Core Privilege Plus™ privileging software by Bangkok Dusit Medical Services PLC in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok is the first adoption of the core privileging program outside of the U.S., an example of Thailand's efforts to establishing a leading position in the East Asian healthcare arena.

Bangkok Hospital Medical Center's implementation of Core Privilege Plus demonstrates an outstanding commitment to quality, accountability and medical staff leadership.

As global providers of healthcare seek to cement their ability to attract a broader international patient base, demonstrating and ensuring a high level of physician quality is an increasingly important part of the healthcare mission for organizations like Bangkok Dusit Medical Services.

Core Privilege Plus™, installed in its first U.S. client organization in early 2007, has been chosen by Bangkok Dusit as a key tool to enable the design and management of physician privileges. The database program incorporates leading research and methodology for defining the education, training, and competency requirements needed to perform clinical procedures.

HCPro, Inc., (http://www.hcpro.com) a portfolio company of Halyard Capital, and a leading provider of healthcare regulatory and management information and its Greeley Company consulting division, and Cactus Software (http://www.cactussoftware.com), a leading credentialing and provider-management software firm, partnered to develop and launch the privileging program in 2007. The partners today announced the deal with Bangkok Dusit Medical Services as the newest global client for their Core Privilege Plus™ database software.

"We're thrilled to be able to offer our assistance in helping Bangkok Dusit improve its privileging process," said Robert Croce, Publisher for HCPro's credentialing and privileging division. "Privileging can be a complex process, but when done effectively and efficiently, it's a process that ensures patient safety and overall healthcare quality. We feel that Core Privilege Plus, with its basis in the research provided by HCPro and the outstanding privileging design work of the Greeley Company, is the best tool available for assisting medical staff services professionals and physician leadership with what is a very challenging job."

The Greeley Company, a consulting division of HCPro, Inc., has worked with the medical staffs and leadership both inside and outside the U.S. to assist in medical staff organization and management, physician leadership programs, privileging and physician quality process design and implementation, and accreditation compliance programs for many years. Maureen Potter, former executive director for International Accreditation at the Joint Commission International (JCI), has recently joined HCPro, Inc., as Vice President for International Services, to lead delivery of HCPro's products and services for the global market.
Ms. Potter commented: "Bangkok Hospital Medical Center's implementation of Core Privilege Plus demonstrates an outstanding commitment to quality, accountability and medical staff leadership."

About Core Privilege Plus™
Healthcare organizations managing hundreds of medical staff members and their complex clinical privileges are using the Core Privilege Plus™ program to design, assign, and manage criteria-based privileges in mission-critical specialty and subspecialty practice areas. (http://www.hcpro.com/coreprivilegeplus)

About HCPro, Inc.
Established in 1986, HCPro, Inc. (http://www.hcpro.com), a portfolio company of Halyard Capital, based in Marblehead, MA, is the parent company of The Greeley Company, the consulting and seminar division of HCPro. The company's large team of award-winning journalists, educators, and consultants has fueled its international reputation for information and expertise on provider credentialing and privileging, facility accreditation, medical staff leadership, and other complex regulatory and management issues

For more on international products and services from HCPro, Inc., visit http://www.hcpro.com/global

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