We are delighted to be partnering with HealthTrust and its member hospital groups. This agreement is an indicator of their strong dedication to ensuring the optimal performance of their physicians and the highest standards of care
(PRWEB) April 27, 2011
AllMed Healthcare Management, Inc. (AllMed) today announced a major contract with HealthTrust Purchasing Group, LP (HealthTrust), under which AllMed’s external peer review services are now available to HealthTrust’s nearly 1,400 hospitals nationwide. The contract represents the largest in AllMed’s history.
“We are delighted to be partnering with HealthTrust and its member hospital groups. This agreement is an indicator of their strong dedication to ensuring the optimal performance of their physicians and the highest standards of care,” said Andrew Rowe, CEO of AllMed Healthcare Management. “Our belief is that by integrating external peer review into their quality management systems, HealthTrust member facilities will continue to be viewed as among the premier healthcare provider organizations in the U.S.”
AllMed is a leading vendor of external peer review services that help hospitals overcome the conflicts of interest that are inherent in internal physician performance evaluation procedures. Using AllMed’s PeerScore OPPEsm program, a hospital has an objective, cost-effective means of identifying its highest-risk practitioners and providing them with guidance that will further improve their performance. This helps solidify physicians’ reputations, strengthens community confidence in the hospital, and reduces malpractice claims costs over time. Further, Rowe said, AllMed has developed an ROI model that helps hospitals project cost savings from their investment in external peer review.
AllMed already provides PeerScore services to hundreds of leading hospitals nationwide. AllMed helps them evaluate clinician performance and increase the quality of care in a wide range of care specialties, including interventional cardiology, neurosurgery, OB/GYN, orthopedic surgery, radiology and anesthesiology.
“External peer review is a means by which hospitals can not only comply with, but exceed, today’s most demanding standards of performance in healthcare,” Rowe added.
About HealthTrust Purchasing Group:
HealthTrust Purchasing Group, LP, (HealthTrust) headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., is a group purchasing organization that supports nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and alternate care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $18.1 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery and continuously evaluating, and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. HealthTrust is located at 155 Franklin Road, Suite 400, Brentwood, TN 37027. The Web site is http://www.healthtrustpg.com.
About AllMed Healthcare Management
Founded in 1995, AllMed is a URAC-accredited independent review organization (IRO) serving leading hospital groups, ASCs, insurance payers, and medical management firms nationwide. More than 400 licensed and board-certified physicians in active practice conduct AllMed’s evidence-based peer reviews. The company’s PeerScore products meet or exceed The Joint Commission standards for OPPE and FPPE evaluations. More information about AllMed can be found on the company’s Web site at http://www.allmedmd.com.
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