San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 -- “Some hospitals,” explains U.S. News & World Report, “have more expertise than others when it comes to caring for patients with life-threatening or rare conditions. And people facing such health challenges need every bit of help they can get. That’s why U.S. News & World Report publishes annual rankings of the nation’s Best Hospitals.”
The rankings are now in their 24th year. They cover nearly 5,000 medical centers across the United States and span 16 medical specialties, from cancer to neurology & neurosurgery. Hospitals that rank near the top of at least six specialties earn a spot on the Honor Roll. Just 18 distinguished hospitals were included on the list for 2013-14.
"U.S. News bases the rankings mostly on objective data on hospital performance, such as patient survival rates, and structural resources, such as nurse staffing levels. Each hospital’s reputation, as determined by a survey of physician specialists, is also a factor determining each hospital’s rankings." – Source, accessed 7.24.13: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/best-hospitals/articles/2013/07/16/best-hospitals-2013-14-overview-and-honor-roll
HealthLine Systems’ CEO Dan Littrell commented: "We are proud of our clients who have earned a place on the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Our software solutions help clients improve access to care, move toward paperless provider credentialing, track patient safety incidents, and document improvements in quality."
Why do leading hospitals choose HealthLine Systems’ software?
HealthLine Systems’ (HealthLine) specialized software packages and related consulting services enable health networks and managed care organizations to tackle their specific challenges in the areas of physician and provider credentialing, quality improvement, and streamlined access through a contact center communication hub.
HealthLine clients include more than one thousand distinguished healthcare organizations in all 50 states, Canada, and Mexico. Serving clients since 1985, HealthLine has demonstrated the ability to anticipate industry challenges and to deliver superior technologies to address them.
HealthLine software systems are offered as either cloud (hosted) or installed solutions:
- EchoCredentialing is a Web-based credentialing and provider management software is field tested by an NCQA-certified Credentials Verification Organization, CredentialsOnLine.
- EchoQuality is an integrated and comprehensive quality management software solution that supports patient safety and regulatory compliance initiatives.
- EchoAccess is healthcare's first fully Web-enabled contact center solution with a web-browser user interface. Evidence-based clinical guideline protocols developed by world-renowned Cleveland Clinic are a proven tool for population health improvement — and are available in EchoAccess.
- CredentialsOnLine is an NCQA-certified credentials verification organization serving hospitals, health systems and managed care organizations nationwide. CredentialsOnLine provides centralized verification services for more than 25 different types of providers, has credentialed more than 150,000 providers, and has completed over 1.4 million electronic Primary Source Verifications.
In addition to being honored by U.S. News & World Report, HealthLine clients are consistently recognized for excellence by Healthgrades, Truven Health, and Becker’s Hospital Review. For more information, please visit http://www.healthlinesystems.com.
Rick Stier, Vice President Marketing, HealthLine Systems, Inc., http://www.healthlinesystems.com, 858 673-1700 7265, [email protected]
SOURCE HealthLine Systems, Inc.