University of Michigan Health System Selects MedHub

10 September, 2003
Ann Arbor, Michigan — MedHub, Inc. Ann Ann Arbor, Michigan based software company has signed a contract with the University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers to implement its MedHub application suite to all UMHS medical programs, Hospital Finance and Graduate Medical Education office.
The innovative MedHub application suite tracks, documents and manages medical resident duty hours, house officer evaluations, medical procedures, conferences, scheduling, demographics and communications for Medicare reimbursement, and training program accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The ACGME is the chief regulatory body for all medical teaching institutions in the United States. The system also collects and manages information to assist in preventing accounting conflicts with affiliated institutions as well as affiliated institutional billing and management of reimbursable off site Medical Resident activities. Over $44 million in potential reimbursable revenue is involved at UMHS.

The MedHub system is a fully integrated password protected web-based interface allowing a variety of different stakeholders (Medical Residents, Faculty, Program Administrators, GME, Medical Paging, Chief Residents and Finance) real time data access to seamlessly manage a myriad of complex activities. The MedHub system streamlines workflow and reduces redundant effort by utilizing a unified database and targeting specific content to specific stakeholders. MedHub is the first externally hosted web-based application of its type approved for internal use by the University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers.

MedHub was developed in cooperation with the University of Michigan Department of Surgery over a two-year period. “This system brings a lot of data that was once tracked by many different systems or on paper under one umbrella. As the regulatory environment grows more challenging, MedHub streamlines workflow so stakeholders with little in common understand the importance of the others’ role and the big picture ” Say’s Dr. Paul Gauger, M.D., Assistant Professor of Endocrine Surgery one of the projects original sponsors and collaborators.

The MedHub system was presented as an academic abstract at the ACGME Medical conference in Chicago in March and the Medical Training Program Directors conference in Vancouver in May. MedHub recently negotiated an agreement with the University of Michigan office of Technology Transfer to commercialize the system throughout North America. More information is available at www.medhub.com