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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find Me an ORYX System

Magazine article Drug Topics

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find Me an ORYX System

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The herd of ORYX-ready performance-measurement systems accepted by JCAHO-99 at last count, with 128 more vendors under review-can be overwhelming to hospital and long-term care facilities faced with making their selection before the end of the year. One software developer, On-Line Consultant Software, has come up with a program to make that selection process easier. Performance Selector guides organizations through every step of choosing a performancemeasurement system that meets ORYX criteria. Features include a page for maintaining project-team rosters and a "cost evaluation tool" that helps organizations look at the bottom line of using any of the 99 JCAHO-accepted systems. Organizations input what they want in a performance-measurement system, and Performance Selector sorts through JCAHO's list of vendors, screening out systems that don't meet an organization's needs.

On-Line Consultant spokeswoman Nancy Greene said that the program, released in mid-September, is already in use by a dozen facilities and that many more are expressing interest. …

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