Accumen to Establish Comprehensive Patient Blood Management Program for Wisconsin’s Largest Health Care Provider

Aurora Health Care to utilize Accumen’s patient-centered blood utilization model

January 5, 2015

San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) January 05, 2015 — Accumen, a laboratory transformation company, will support Wisconsin-area health care provider, Aurora Health Care, with a Comprehensive Patient Blood Management program.

Accumen’s Comprehensive Patient Blood Management (cPBM) model results in rapid and sustainable improvements in blood utilization and can lead to reductions of inappropriate and avoidable blood use by as much as 40-60%. The proprietary approach involves technology enabled cPBM analytics, peer-to-peer training, and accelerated change management.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora set ambitious goals around the organization’s cPBM program and seeks to uncover and accelerate value, as well as establish sustainable improvements.

“With Accumen’s support for patient blood management we aim to achieve deeper, more rapid reductions in blood use and ultimately, improvements in patient outcomes,” said Jeff Smith, M.D., Executive Vice President and Interim Chief Clinical Officer, Aurora Health Care.

At the core of Accumen’s cPBM vision is a patient-centered model that addresses blood product utilization, transfusion safety, and proactive strategies designed to avoid or reduce unnecessary transfusion which place patients at risk. Accumen’s offering is anchored by a team of experts that have established and supported nationally recognized cPBM programs, proven processes that combine project playbooks, broad education, change management, and a technology-centric blood performance management solution to effectively drive insight and action.

“Aurora’s commitment to patient quality and safety coupled with Accumen’s cPBM model creates an ideal partnership to focus and accelerate value within Aurora in a sustainable manner,” said Jeff Osborne, President and CEO of Accumen.

About Accumen
Accumen Inc. partners with health systems to deliver lab and cPBM excellence. Accumen brings together diverse industry expertise and innovative thinking to optimize laboratories for improved cost, quality, service and outreach growth. To obtain more information or to contact Accumen, visit or email info(at)accumen(dot)com.

About Aurora Health Care

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin’s most comprehensive health care provider and the state’s largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow.

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