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Patient Placement Systems to Present at ACHCA 2009 Convocation


Leader in Web-based admissions software for long-term care will present two technology and admissions educational sessions for ACHCA members

ATLANTA, GA. May 11, 2009 - Patient Placement Systems, the leading provider of automated Web-based admissions for long-term care providers, announced today that it will exhibit and present two sessions at the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) 2009 Annual Convocation and Exposition. The convocation takes place May 15-19 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I.

Doug Walker, VP and General Manager of Patient Placement Systems, will present to ACHCA members on the topics of "Boosting Census and Revenue with New Admissions Technologies" and "4 Steps to Help Embrace New Technologies in Long-Term Care." Patient Placement Systems based much of the presentation content a series of long-term care surveys conducted over the past 18 months.

"ACHCA promotes excellence and leadership in the long-term care industry, and we're honored to speak and participate at this year's ACHCA convocation," said Doug Walker, VP and General Manager for Patient Placement Systems. "We're excited to share ideas, recommendations, and eye-opening results of our industry research with ACHCA members, and help them understand and embrace technology solutions that improve care and productivity."

Walker noted some specific research results that highlight the challenges of long-term care admissions. For example, the average skilled nursing facility receives 1,110 patient referrals annually and manually manages 27,000 pages of documentation. And the 13 key steps in the admissions process are done manually 80 percent of the time.

About Referral Management System: PatientPlacement.com designed the simple, low-cost Web-based software solution for nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice services and other long-term care providers to automate and accelerate admissions and intake. The subscription service automates every step of the long-term care admissions process, including insurance verification, marketing activity tracking, form creation, and reporting. Inbound faxes convert automatically to electronic documents--eliminating long fax waits and mountains of paper. The simple solution provides the functions of a fax server, document database and archive, and communications service.

About Patient Placement Systems: Patient Placement Systems helps continuing care providers admit more patients, generate more revenue, compete better and respond faster with simple, efficient Web-based healthcare software that automates and accelerates admissions and referral management. Patient Placement Systems is a proud Jackson Healthcare company, sharing a common dedication to providing the world's best healthcare software, technology and services. To request a free trial, visit www.PatientPlacement.com or call 877-748-6656.

About ACHCA: Founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of today's long term care administrator. The College's mission focuses on advancing leadership excellence in long term care through the provision of leadership education, promotion of professional advancement programs and facilitation of leadership development.


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