The health care industry’s leader in Managed Print Services (MPS), announced a contract valued at approximately $10 million over five years with Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, CA. The MPS contract with the world class, integrated regional health care delivery system is expected to save the care organization in excess of $2.5 million over the course of the contract. Sharp HealthCare is a 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, and is recognized as San Diego’s most comprehensive health care delivery system. The System includes seven acute care and specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups and a health plan, plus multiple other clinical and support facilities, totaling nearly 2,000 beds, 2,600 physicians and 14,000 employees.
“Our unique solutions will deliver on our promise of driving costs out by implementing a customized managed print services program for the esteemed Sharp HealthCare that will result in reduced volume and print operational excellence from day one,” said Joseph J. Flynn, President and CEO of Auxilio. “Sharp HealthCare is one of the nation’s leading and award-winning health care organizations. Our full-time, on-site team will establish a MPS program which will support its celebrated clinical distinction, as well as assist in meeting its strategic business goals.”
“We are confident that our business partnership with Auxilio will decrease costs in our print infrastructure and will help us better manage our print assets and expenses,” said Ann Pumpian, Chief Financial Officer, Sharp HealthCare. “As San Diego’s health care leader, we continually look for programs such as Auxilio’s MPS Solutions that improve service and provide cost efficiencies, in support of Sharp HealthCare’s vision of being the best place to work, the best place to practice medicine, and the best place to receive care. ”
Sharp HealthCare is widely acclaimed for its commitment to transform the health care experience for patients, physicians and staff through organization-wide performance improvement initiatives and programs. It is frequently recognized for its commitment to clinical excellence and high-quality patient care by local and national organizations. For 14 years in a row, including this year, Sharp HealthCare was named among the top 100 integrated health care networks in the nation at No. 12, and No.1 in California by IMS, a leading health care data analyst. It was the first health care system to be named a gold-level award recipient by the California Council for Excellence for the California Awards for Performance Excellence program, the state-level affiliate of the Baldrige Award in 2006, and one year prior to its nationwide recognition with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Auxilio’s industry leadership in the U.S. health care MPS market has been earned by implementing customized solutions for hospitals across the nation by executing its expert approach for cutting costs by improving operational efficiencies in the process of document production in modern hospitals. As the only vendor neutral, health care exclusive MPS company in the U.S., it is at the forefront of providing hospitals with specialized knowledge of urgent care print environments that ensures cost reduction, assistance with e-records execution and on-site planning as a strategy partner to reduce volume substantially.
About Auxilio, Inc.
Auxilio, Inc. is the pioneer of managed print services for the health care industry, working exclusively with hospitals and hospital systems throughout the United States. We are vendor independent and provide intelligent solutions, a risk free program and guaranteed savings. Auxilio assumes all costs related to print business environments through customized, streamlined and seamless integration of services at predictable fixed rates that are unmatched in the industry. We work collaboratively to assist our health care-partners in the delivery of quality patient care. The service and solutions provided by our on-site Centers of Excellence professional print strategy consultants deliver unparalleled customer service across the industry. For more information about Auxilio, visit www.auxilioinc.com.
About Sharp HealthCare
A 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, Sharp HealthCare is San Diego’s most comprehensive health care delivery system. It is recognized for clinical excellence for services in cardiac, cancer and multiorgan transplantation, as well as orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health and women’s health. Sharp HealthCare has been widely acclaimed for its commitment to transform the health care experience for patients, physicians and staff through an organization-wide performance improvement initiative called The Sharp Experience. The Sharp system includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups and a health plan. For more information, visit www.sharp.com.
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