|[November 06, 2012]
McKesson Announces Intent to Acquire Emendo Ltd., a Leader in Patient Demand Forecasting Tools
ATLANTA --(Business Wire)--
Today McKesson announced it has entered a definitive agreement to
Ltd., whose CapPlan Predictive Capacity Planning solution equips
healthcare providers to optimize operational performance by
intelligently forecasting patient demand. CapPlan also supports
clinicians in their delivery of quality patient care by using a
patient-centered, enterprise-wide view of activity to make real-time
adjustments for patient flow and staffed capacity allocations.
A natural extension of the McKesson
Enterprise Intelligence™ and Workforce
Management Solutions suites, CapPlan enables providers to direct and
manage capacity from the emergency department to admission to discharge.
Combined, these solutions allow organizations to proactively manage
capacity across care settings and take steps to significantly reduce
costs and improve patient experience, key goals of McKesson Technology
Solutions' Better Health 2020™ healthcare
"It's estimated that there is more than $700 billion in waste across the
U.S. healthcare system," said Chris Bauleke, president of Health Systems
Performance Management, McKesson Provider Technologies. "Much of that
waste results from inefficiencies hat can be reduced with greater
visibility to patient flow and the use of capacity management solutions.
In turn, organizations can achieve better business results and also
deliver higher-quality care that's more patient-centered."
Bauleke noted that health systems can use capacity management solutions
to fine-tune staffing requirements, procedure scheduling and resource
utilization. "The potential savings and increased revenues from improved
management of staff and other key assets are especially attractive as
pressure mounts to reduce costs," he said.
Unique in its ability to forecast future patient activity, CapPlan
enables health systems to allocate resources efficiently while
identifying unnecessary costs. By proactively managing clinician
schedules and workloads, patient flow, length of stay and discharges,
providers can achieve measurable results. For example, using CapPlan, a
400-bed hospital realized $895,000 savings for inpatient areas and a
450-bed facility identified potential efficiency savings exceeding $1
million in the first year of use.
"Our team has focused on the intricacies of the healthcare setting and
how to manage for sustained operational effectiveness," explains Dave
Tinkler, Emendo chief executive officer. "We provide actionable
intelligence that hospitals and health systems use to manage their
business operations on a day-to-day, hour-by-hour basis - no matter what
comes at them."
Healthcare providers continue to adapt to demands of reform by focusing
on care quality and cost. Drawing on solutions and expertise across
various segments of healthcare, McKesson is well-positioned to help
providers address these challenges. "Our goal with Better Health 2020 is
to equip providers for success as they work to reduce costs, coordinate
care across the ecosystem and assume financial risk for patient
populations," noted Bauleke.
To deliver healthcare in 2020 and beyond, organizations will need to
optimize clinical, financial and operational performance. They must also
coordinate care across settings and stakeholders, navigate new payment
models, and manage technology assets to provide a solid foundation for
growth beyond the four walls of the health system. These critical
success factors are the tenets of Better
Health 2020, which supports the use of information technology for
better business, better care and better connectivity.
About McKesson Corporation
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a
healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to
making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers,
hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and
others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that
deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its
customers improve their financial, operational and clinical performance
with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply
management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical
services. For more information, visit http://www.mckesson.com.
Emendo's CapPlan solution enables over 40 hospitals throughout New
Zealand, Australia, Canada and the UK to forecast patient demand and
plan resourcing. Emendo's customers report operational efficiencies as
well as significant savings ranging from hundreds of thousands to
millions of dollars per year. In 2009, the CapPlan implementation at
Bedford NHS Trust in the United Kingdom was named winner of the "Adopt,
Adapt and Improve" category of the national Health and Social Care
Awards. Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Emendo was founded in 2002
by Nick Burns and Bart Visscher. For more information, visit http://www.emendo.co.nz.
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