PowerHealth partners with Canadian Healthcare Management to bring Patient Costing to Canada
20th January 2016
PowerHealth Solutions has entered the Canadian healthcare market by partnering with change capability and management consultants Canadian Healthcare Management.
PowerHealth Solutions (PHS) is a healthcare administration software vendor, which has been specialising in patient costing and decision support for 20 years. Their award-winning PowerPerformance Manager (PPM) system is the leading patient costing solution in Australia and New Zealand ― adopted across all public hospitals by the majority of Australian State Health Departments and the largest District Health Boards in New Zealand.
Canada’s universal healthcare system has relatively high access, quality and satisfaction, compared to the United States, yet this system is ranked 10th out of 11 wealthy nations, ahead of only the US1. Since 1997 healthcare costs in Canada have increased sharply2, so that similarly to healthcare systems worldwide Canada has a need to contain costs while meeting increasing demands.
Canadian Healthcare Management (CHM) is a well-established organisation specialising in improving healthcare services and bending the cost curve using emerging technologies and process management expertise.
CHM Managing Partner John Sexton said, “After extensive research, our opinion is that PowerPerformance Manager is proven as the best health care costing application available.
The PPM system will support Canadian health system leaders manage precious financial and clinical resources. By partnering with the PowerHealth Solutions team, we are able to offer and provide a truly comprehensive solution that drives a true return on investment for hospitals and health care organisations in an evidence based decision making environment.”
PowerHealth Solutions Managing Director Patrick Power said, “Over the last two decades, Canadian Healthcare Management has built up an excellent reputation for achieving clinical and operational efficiencies in hospitals. This is core business for PHS and we are looking forward to working with John Sexton and his team of expert consultants to reach out to Canadian hospitals.”
For more information:
John Sexton, CHM Managing Partner
1 “The Commonwealth Fund 2014 Update” Executive Summary p5, Exhibit ES-1 Overall Ranking
2 “Total Canadian Health Expenditure in Constant 1997 Dollars” John Heilman MD, Canadian Institute for Health Information