onFocus Signs Partnership Agreement With Georgia Hospital Health Services

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- onFocus Healthcare, Inc. (www.onfocushealthcare.com) today announced that it is the exclusive enterprise performance management solution to the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and its more than 200 hospitals.  This partnership allows onFocus to extend its web-based software, onFocus|epm™, and performance optimization service programs through increased collaboration with GHA member hospitals and management teams.

"We have been working with the leadership at GHA and Georgia Hospital Health Services (GHHS) for several months and are looking forward to implementing our partnership. They impressed us from the beginning with the depth of coordination and knowledge of their hospitals," said Steven Mason, president and chief executive officer of onFocus. "They will assuredly help us increase awareness of the benefits of integrated enterprise performance management tools among Georgia healthcare executives".

onFocus works with hospitals and health systems to create and sustain high-performance. This is facilitated through onFocus|epm™, a data and process-driven software solution that links critical goals and objectives with best practice-based action plans, key performance indicators, progress tracking and just-in time communication to drive increased focus, accountability and better results on key initiatives and performance targets.  onFocus works with a growing list of leading healthcare providers such as Iasis Healthcare, Ardent Health Services, Vanderbilt Medical Group, Vanguard Health Systems, Sarah Cannon Cancer Centers, and University of Utah Medical Center to name a few. There is a key theme with all onFocus clients around more efficient performance management, but in some situations clients may begin with a more focused implementation on specific initiatives such as financial cost optimization, business intelligence realization, patient satisfaction or quality and safety enhancement.

"We looked at several other companies and solutions as well as talked to a number of our member hospitals," commented Bill Wylie, vice president of Georgia Hospital Health Services, a shared services subsidiary of GHA.  "Based on the feedback we received, it was clear that onFocus was the only one that would fit their criteria.  onFocus provides a value-added and needed solution with the greatest functionality and a proven track record of client success and deep healthcare operating experience and expertise.  We also felt that onFocus' flexible business, implementation and product model would ensure that they would be able to accommodate the unique needs of our hospital members."

About onFocus

onFocus Healthcare, Inc. serves a broad cross-section of healthcare organizations, including large for-profit systems, community and non-profit hospitals as well as large academic medical centers.  Launched in 2008, they define high-performance healthcare organizations through the delivery of an enterprise performance management system and supporting service infrastructure.  For more information, please call, 615.871.4321 or visit us online at www.onfocushealthcare.com.

About GHA

The Georgia Hospital Association is a nonprofit trade association made up of member health systems, hospitals and individuals in administrative and decision-making positions within those institutions. Founded in 1929, GHA serves 170 hospitals in Georgia. Its purpose is to promote the health and welfare of the public through the development of better hospital care for all of Georgia's citizens. GHA members are committed to improving institutional health care services and, in turn, patient care. The association provides information and education on issues ranging from access to health care and clinical care updates, to effective hospital management and compliance with high-level accreditation standards. From its headquarters near Atlanta, GHA represents its members to Congress and the General Assembly and before federal and state regulatory agencies. GHA is an allied member of the American Hospital Association.

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