Advocate Health Care Contracts with HealthWare Systems

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Seeks to Enhance its Shared Revenue Cycle Organization with Tools for Patient Access/Registration, Patient Accounting/Business Office.

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We are excited about the capabilities that HealthWare offers and look forward to using their products to enhance our business and profitability,” said Jean Kummerer, SRCO Operations Executive.

HealthWare Systems today announced that it has contracted with Advocate Health Care to provide a wide range of its revenue cycle products and services for Advocate’s newly formed Shared Revenue Cycle Organization (SRCO).

Products include HealthWare’s comprehensive:

  •     Orders Management suite
  •     Pre-Arrival Workflow
  •     Registration Accuracy, and
  •     Patient tracking and lobby management solutions

“HealthWare Systems has been a long standing vendor and it only makes sense that we partner with them on this initiative. We are excited about the capabilities that HealthWare offers and look forward to using their products to enhance our business and profitability and to allow us to sustainably provide services to our community,” said Jean Kummerer, SRCO Operations Executive Director.

About Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 largest health systems based on quality by Truven Health Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, five Level I trauma centers (the state’s highest designation in trauma care), three Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health care companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $614 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2012.

About HealthWare Systems
Founded in 1998, HealthWare Systems creates, develops and integrates innovative software solutions to improve workflow processes within the revenue cycle. By significantly reducing rework, their front-end focused systems make it possible for hospitals to concentrate on quality of patient interaction and improve a patient's personal experience. Designed to prevent denials and underpayments by "getting it right the first time," our solutions eliminate the bottlenecks and inefficiencies that result in waste, poor cash flow and reduced margins. The ActiveWARE platform provides support for document management, electronic forms, workflow, analysis and archive storage to help hospital staff perform at a top level, resulting in a positive return on investment in the shortest possible amount of time. For more information on HealthWare Systems, please visit http://www.healthwaresystems.com.

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