Patrick McBrayer, president and chief executive officer of Osteotech stated that, "In the current environment of cost containment in medical services, this joint venture with APS
effectively expands our prosthetic coating services on a cost effective basis.
Therefore, he says, the APS
report's rather pessimistic evaluations of current capabilities in target acquisition and discrimination as well as system survivability in space also apply to KEW.
Provider engagement is critical to realizing disease management's full potential, and we applaud APS
for its initiative in this area.
It is being crafted based on feedback from the successful 2003 APS
meeting in Cleveland.
De Michele said APS
remains committed to continuous improvement and will become more customer-focused while further reducing its costs.
Several of Orwig's clients exhibit at the APS
markets a patent-pending software product called APS
CHECKS that allows organizations to accept check payments over the telephone.
It would take three times as many APs
from any other manufacturer to deliver that performance.
NPPC exhibited for the first time at last year's APS
will exchange approximately 450,000 shares of common stock for all the shares of Premier.
Table 3: Vertical distribution of outsourced APs
(000s) in EMEA, 2005-2010
was selected by these customers to deliver stand alone and integrated programs that include health and wellness, disease management, utilization management, behavioral healthcare, EAP and work/life services.