QuadraMed Partners with CPM Resource Center to Provide Evidence-Based Clinical Content within their Healthcare IT Solutions

Best-In-Class, Interdisciplinary Clinical Content Will Enhance EHR Solution, while Helping Health Systems Meet Meaningful Use Objectives

Reston, VA and Grand Rapids, MI – August 16, 2010 – QuadraMed, a leading provider of healthcare technologies and services, and the CPM Resource Center (CPMRC), an Elsevier company and leader in developing clinical practice guidelines for healthcare, today announced their partnership to provide QuadraMed’s clients with nursing and allied health clinical documentation, care planning, and clinical practice guidelines, as well as transformation services

CPMRC brings evidence-based clinical content products and practice transformation services that assist healthcare organizations in creating a healthy work culture and interdisciplinary integration. The partnership will enable meaningful clinician workflow based on evidence-based best practices, which will accelerate documentation processes and help improve the quality of care. With QuadraMed’s integrated Computerized-Patient Record (QCPR) solutions, health systems will no longer need to develop their own content from scratch, which will enable nurses and allied health professionals to bring evidence-based information to the patient directly at the point of care.

As a result of this partnership, QuadraMed clients will be able to join the CPMRC International Consortium, a voluntary organization made up of hundreds of hospitals, health systems, and educational institutions. Through CPMRC’s interdisciplinary content, the integrated solution will also enhance the education of clinicians on the use of health information technology, which will help them meet meaningful-use requirements.

“We are excited to offer an integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution with evidence-based content,” said Duncan W. James, QuadraMed’s Chief Executive Officer. “The partnership with CPM Resource Center will allow clinicians to review and implement proven best practices to improve patient safety, enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the care process and build true interdisciplinary, evidence-based care.”

CPMRC’s Clinical Practice Models embrace the concept of providing a complete solution to assist healthcare organizations with practice transformation and the transition to electronic health records.Their integrated solutions help standardize care, while ensuring seamless adoption by the clinical team.

“By bringing evidence-based practices together with QuadraMed’s EHR technology, we are committed to providing the most relevant clinical-decision support aligned with meaningful-use criteria,” said Diane Hanson, RN, BSM, MM, Executive Vice President and General Manager for CPMRC. “Our ability to provide integrated transformation services and help health systems achieve meaningful use will lead to enhanced quality of care for QuadraMed’s client organizations.”

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About QuadraMed Corporation 
QuadraMed® is a leading provider of award-winning healthcare technologies and services that help turn quality care into positive financial outcomes. QuadraMed provides proven, flexible solutions that help make our clients successful by streamlining processes, ensuring compliance and helping healthcare professionals improve the quality of patient care. Behind the Company's products and services is a staff of 600 professionals who support clients at over 2,000 healthcare provider facilities. For more information about QuadraMed, visit http://www.quadramed.com .

About CPMRC 
For more than 25 years, the CPM Resource Center has been offering evidence-based, interdisciplinary clinical practice guidelines, care planning and documentation at the point of care. Based on the CPM Professional Practice Framework™, these EMR compatible and web-based solutions are developed and maintained by expert interdisciplinary colleagues, and tested/validated through a Consortium of nearly 300 member hospitals. In addition, the company offers Practice Transformation services to assist organizations with clinical practice advancement, team-based care and EMR implementation and adoption. CPMRC is a business unit of Elsevier, the world’s leading provider of science and health information. For more information, visit www.cpmrc.com.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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