BOSTON--(Kyruus, Inc., a physician network optimization company announced today that its conflict of interest management solutions have been exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA). AHA Solutions awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence. Kyruus will work closely with the AHA to help these organizations and their physicians manage the regulatory burden and PR risk associated with increased health care transparency.)--
“Kyruus Passport allows us to engage our staff and affiliated physicians to capture significant financial relationships and manage them in a proactive, collaborative manner. We are now automating the process of approving, monitoring and tracking industry interactions to better manage risk for both the institution and our doctors.”
AHA’s Commitment to Innovation in Serving Hospitals
“The increasing importance of COI management was initially raised at a meeting of our Chief Compliance Officer Roundtable, which is made up of compliance officers from leading health systems across the country,” said Anthony J. Burke, CEO of AHA Solutions, Inc. “After exploring this topic with our member organizations and evaluating the various solutions on the market today, we felt Kyruus represented the best solution for providing both the data collection as well as the physician engagement workflow tools essential for effective COI management,” noted Michael Albion, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Alliances at AHA Solutions.
Partnering with Hospitals and Physicians to Improve Conflict of Interest Management
Regulation, corporate integrity agreements and professional codes of conduct are driving the need for greater collaboration between hospital administrators and physicians, and Kyruus’ solutions meet these market demands. “Kyruus provides our office with up-to-date, actionable information that is critical for meeting today’s compliance needs,” said David Blake, Chief Compliance Officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. "Kyruus Passport allows us to engage our staff and affiliated physicians to capture significant financial relationships and manage them in a proactive, collaborative manner. We are now automating the process of approving, monitoring and tracking industry interactions to better manage risk for both the institution and our doctors.”
With the AHA Endorsement, Kyruus will continue to expand a growing number of clients that includes leading academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, integrated community care organizations and health care systems. “Kyruus is honored to receive the distinguished AHA Endorsement for our conflict of interest management solutions,” said Graham Gardner, CEO of Kyruus. “We are deeply committed to helping physicians and hospitals optimize the ways in which they engage with the health care community. While many of these relationships are essential for driving innovation in healthcare, a comprehensive reporting and tracking system is required to protect physicians and institutions from the PR, financial, and regulatory risk that has been exposed given the explosion of information in the public domain.”
About the AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include more than 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 42,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.
About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc. is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As an American Hospital Association (AHA) member service, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders and market consultants to conduct product due diligence and identify solutions to hospital challenges in several operational areas, including finance, human resources, patient flow and technology. AHA Solutions provides related marketplace analytics and education to support product decision making. As a subsidiary of the AHA, the organization convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing centered on timely information and research. AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA mission: creating healthier communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit www.aha-solutions.org.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the Western United States. For 20 years it has been named Los Angeles’ most preferred hospital for all health needs in an independent survey of area residents. Cedars-Sinai is internationally renowned for its diagnostic and treatment capabilities, as well as breakthroughs in biomedical research and outstanding medical education. It ranks among the top 10 non-university hospitals in the nation for its research activities. For more information on Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, call 1-800-CEDARS1 or visit www.cedars-sinai.edu.
Kyruus is a health care Big Data company offering solutions for physician network optimization and industry interaction management to leading hospitals and health systems. With specific applications to engage physicians and administrative users, Kyruus provides data-driven insight and analytics that result in improved performance, greater efficiency and reduced risk. For more information, visit www.kyruus.com.