SOURCE: Strategic Healthcare Programs

July 14, 2008 20:58 ET

Strategic Healthcare Programs, LLC (SHP) Awarded Benchmarking and Business Intelligence GPO Contract by California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH)

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) and the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) announced today that SHP has been awarded the group purchasing organization (GPO) contract for benchmarking and business intelligence services. CAHSAH is the leading statewide home care association in the nation and the voice of home care for the western United States. CAHSAH represents more than 750 offices who are direct providers of health and supportive services and products in the home.

"One of CAHSAH's strategic goals is to increase the use of technology to advance patient care within our membership," said CAHSAH President Joe Hafkenschiel. "Our association with SHP will allow members access to state-of-the-art technologies. We expect this relationship to greatly increase agency efficiency as well as enhance their effectiveness."

In today's business environment, it has become exceedingly important, from both a competitive and regulatory standpoint, to optimize performance using business intelligence technology. CAHSAH members want cost-effective solutions that provide real-time, actionable data and provide a perspective on past, current and emerging trends that are shaping their industry. These include integrated analysis of financial performance, clinical outcomes, resource utilization, clinician performance, patient satisfaction and operational characteristics.

"SHP is honored to have been selected by CAHSAH after they conducted a thorough RFP process using pre-defined selection criteria that included such things as best technology, highest reliability and seamless integration with existing business tools and software," said Barbara Rosenblum, CEO and founder of SHP. "SHP looks forward to expanding its support of CAHSAH and its members, not only as a business intelligence service, but through education, research and participation in state-wide events."

About SHP

SHP is the leading web-based provider of real-time business intelligence services, outcomes, benchmarking and patient satisfaction programs to Home Health, Private Duty, Hospice, Home Infusion, HME and other home care markets. The SHP mission is to help healthcare organizations improve performance through the utilization of data. For information on SHP visit www.SHPdata.com or call (805) 963-9446.

About CAHSAH

CAHSAH is the leading statewide home care association in the nation and the voice of home care for the western United States. CAHSAH represents more than 400 members and 750 offices who are direct providers of health and supportive services and products in the home. Provider members represent Medicare-certified home health agencies, licensed home health agencies, hospices, private duty organizations, home medical equipment providers, home infusion pharmacy providers and interdisciplinary professional services. The affiliate members include computer companies, consulting firms, insurance providers, and suppliers. More information can be found at www.cahsah.org.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Noelle Weedlun
    Marketing Manager
    Strategic Healthcare Programs
    (805) 963-9446