The Scanning Imperative - Analytics, RFID, and Integration

August 7 | 12pm-1pm CT

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Please join us for a webinar hosted by AHRMM and in collaboration with Zebra Technologies and AIS. This is part 2 in a series of 3 webinars.

Webinar Overview

Management of inventory turns, reducing waste due to product expiration, and reducing inventory reconciliation adjustments are all possible thanks to the UDI barcode. Although scanning is a common practice throughout hospitals today with pharmaceuticals and patient identification, it’s relatively new for medical devices and supplies. Many health systems are still typing the UDI-DI into their EHR systems for medical devices. This practice is prone to human key entry error.

In the second installment of our scanning series, leading experts will discuss best practices for data capture and which approaches achieve the best outcomes based on potential use case scenarios. Our presenters will go in-depth to demonstrate the accuracy of data output, leading to increased confidence in clinical variation analysis and standardization discussions. In addition, we will explore software and hardware integration, visualize data modeling and identify areas where functionality can be maximized.

 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Determine the appropriate scanning approach for your organization based on leading practices use case scenarios and appropriate tools for each job (precursor to 301 with advanced technologies, situation requirements, etc.)
  • Describe to your team and c-Suite how scanning is used to drive accurate data analytics and standardization
  • Discuss data integration and how to maximize the functionality of various hospital software systems including EDI, Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC), ERP and EHR systems and ultimate data standardization outcomes

Presenters: 

  • Mike Nolan, President, Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)
  • Rikki Jennings, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Zebra Technologies
  • Peter Casady, CEO, Champion Healthcare Technologies

Champion Healthcare Technologies Receives Investment from The Riverside Company

Champion and HemaTerra combine to create a leading medical specialty software company

CHICAGO - June 6, 2019 - Champion Healthcare Technologies (Champion), a SaaS provider that enables hospitals to manage surgical implants throughout their life cycle – from receipt, inventory storage, and usage, to post-surgical tracking and reporting -- received investment from The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm. Through the investment, Champion is combining with HemaTerra Technologies (HemaTerra), a provider of SaaS-based solutions for independent and hospital-based blood collection centers and plasma collection centers. Riverside made an investment in HemaTerra earlier this year.

“We are thrilled to partner with The Riverside Company and to combine with HemaTerra,” says Champion’s Co-founder Peter Casady. “We look forward to continuing to make an impact on implant management through improved patient safety and hospital cost savings.”

Champion’s industry-leading solutions are used by many of the largest and most sophisticated health systems in the U.S. Through deep integration with vendors, system-wide visibility into implants, and robust analytics, Champion’s implant management software helps customers improve patient safety, reduce costs, and maintain compliance. The combined company will serve over 500 hospitals and many of the leading independent blood and plasma collection centers in the U.S.

“The combination of our companies will not only enable us to accelerate our growth in the hospital market but also to better serve our customers through new and innovative product development and expanded service offerings,” says Champion’s President, Maria Siambekos.

Champion chose to partner with Riverside, given its strong track record and commitment to investing in software and healthcare companies. To date, the firm has completed more than 150 investments in these areas and has a team of global experts dedicated to growing companies in these specializations.

“By combining with Champion, who share our approach of providing top-notch healthcare specialty software, we look forward to optimizing the healthcare supply chain. We are in a unique and exciting position to connect key supply chain stakeholders, including blood banks, tissue banks, hospitals, manufacturers, donors, and volunteers,” says HemaTerra CEO Todd Collins.

 

Refer all media inquires to: Maria Siambekos, President, Champion Healthcare Technologies (1-866-803-3720)

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About The Riverside Company

The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on investing in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has made more than 600 investments. The firm's international private equity and structured capital portfolios include more than 90 companies.

 

About HemaTerra Technologies

HemaTerra provides industry-leading software that integrates to provide blood, plasma, and hospital organizations with a broad view of their supply chain for complete operations management. The suite of products assists customers with hospital order entry, donor recruitment, mobile drives, collections staffing, product QC, and equipment maintenance. Integration removes the barriers of information across departments so that customers can seamlessly run their entire operations.

 

About Champion Healthcare Technologies

Founded in 2005, Champion provides comprehensive implant management solutions to over 500 hospitals and health systems. Its broad portfolio enables organizations to effectively track and manage implants throughout their life cycle (i.e., receipt to explant) to improve patient safety, reduce costs, and minimize risk. Through deep integration with vendors, system-wide visibility into implants, and robust analytics, Champion empowers organizations to drive meaningful results.


The Scanning Imperative – Improving Patient Safety and Reducing Costs

June 13 | 1pm-2pm CT

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Please join us for a webinar hosted by AHRMM and in collaboration with Zebra Technologies and AIDC. This is part 1 in a series of 3 webinars.

Webinar Overview

Learning Objectives

  • Define the terminology associated with UDI
  • List the characteristics of barcode scanning including speed, accuracy, timeliness of data and subsequent uses
  • Discuss the benefits and associated efficiencies with scanning the UDI

Management of inventory turns, reducing waste due to product expiration and reducing annual audit shortfalls are all possible thanks to the UDI barcode. Although scanning is a common practice throughout hospitals today with pharmaceuticals/patient identification, it’s brand new for implants and other devices. Many health systems are still typing device identifiers into their EHR systems for implants.This is a dangerous practice due to the known potential for human error.

In the first of three webinars, leading field experts will focus on the immense benefits of using scanning technology to document medical device usage. UDI scans can improve patient safety through recall and expiration date management, reduce clinical time spent documenting product use and ultimately help hospitals reduce costs each year.


HCP Hospital Supply Chain Conference - Fall 2019

Learn more here.

Kansas City, MO | September 23-25

To inquire about setting up a meeting, please complete a form here.


OR Manager 2019

Come visit us at OR Manager 2019! 

New Orleans, LA | Expo: September 18-19

Find us at our Booth #537. Come say hello and learn more about how our products enable OR managers and leaders to effectively manage implants throughout their life, from receipt to explant, to improve patient safety, reduce costs, and ensure compliance. Plus, enter our raffle for a chance to win an AppleWatch.

To inquire about setting up a meeting, please complete a form here.

 


AHRMM Conference & Exhibition 2019

Come visit us at AHRMM 2019!

San Diego, CA | Expo: July 29-30

Find us at our Booth #504. Come say hello and learn more about how our products enable hospitals to effectively manage implants throughout their life, from receipt to explant, to improve patient safety, reduce costs, and minimize risk. Plus, enter our raffle for a chance to win an Apple Watch.

To inquire about setting up a meeting, please complete a form here.

Peter Casady, Champion's CEO and Cofounder will also be co-leading a Learning Lab with James Phillips from FMOL on Monday, July 29 at 10am:

The Benefits and Practice of Tracking Implants Leveraging UDI 

We would like fellow providers to understand the benefits that effective implant tracking can have on cost, quality and outcomes. Specifically, these benefits include opportunities to reduce cost through reductions in waste, optimization of inventory levels, and minimization of clinical variability. Tracking also allow hospitals to improve quality by preventing usage of expired and recalled implants. Finally, effective tracking lays the groundwork for improving outcomes by linking specific implants to patient outcomes and allowing hospitals to recognize which implants are more effective than others. While tracking implants provides clear and impactful benefits, we recognize there exist significant challenges to tracking implants in practice due to significant variability in implant labeling. We will summarize these challenges, and present best practices to overcoming them, with a focus on a leading health system’s journey to better manage their implants.

Full details here. 

 

 


GS1 Connect Conference 2019

Denver, CO | June 19-21

Peter Casady, CEO and Cofounder of Champion Healthcare Technologies will be attending and speaking at the GS1 Connect Conference. To set up a meeting with Peter, please contact hello@championht.com. See below for more information about the session:

Point of Care Scanning for Implant Devices
Friday 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM - Healthcare Theater
Conference Track: Healthcare

Demonstrating the benefits of scanning unique device identifiers (UDIs) at point of care, this session will present a case study view of how one healthcare provider leveraged GS1 Standards and barcodes to improve productivity and inventory management. And how their partnership with a GS1 US Solution Provider, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami, helped them increase efficiency, stay on inventory (correct product names and expiration dates), and deliver safer patient care. Hear how the hospital moved away from manual data entry processes towards automated inventory management.


HCP Hospital Supply Chain Conference - Spring 2019

Learn more here.

Miami, FL | April 29 - May 1

To inquire about setting up a meeting, please complete a form here.


HCCA Compliance Institute 2019

Come visit us at HCCA's Compliance Institute 2019!

Boston, MA | Expo: April 7-9

Find us at our Booth #222. Come say hello and learn more about our product WarrantyTracker that reduces risk for a hospital's explants, ensuring warranty claims are successfully pursued, tracked, and reconciled in accordance with CMS guidelines.

To inquire about setting up a meeting, please complete a form here. We look forward to seeing you.


AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo 2019

Come visit us at AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo 2019!

Nashville, TN | Expo: April 7-9

Find us at our Booth #2039. Come say hello and learn more about how our end-to-end implant management solutions improve patient safety, ensure compliance, and reduce costs in the OR. Plus, enter our raffle for a chance to win an Apple Watch.

To inquire about setting up a meeting, please complete a form here.