Case Study: CSU Health Network

CSU Health Network saves one year of AAAHC prep work and over $139K

Numbers at a glance

160 Employees
2 Facilities
16,000 Patients Annually
AAAHC Accreditation
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Colorado State University Health Networ

On top of the daily tasks involved with supporting a student health center that serves more than 16,000 patients each year, Allis Gilbert, Operations Director at Colorado State University (CSU) Health Network, was about to dive into the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) accreditation process for the first time. Judging from the amount of binders acquired from past accreditation cycles located throughout the Center, she knew this was no easy task.

While attending a conference, Allis visited with AAAHC to learn more about the accreditation process and garner tips for CSU’s upcoming assessment/self-survey. She asked if there was an alternative way to prepare for and conduct the assessment/self-survey electronically, using a software solution. AAAHC shared a few options with her and after seeing the products firsthand, CSU Health Networks invested in PowerDMS.

With PowerDMS, CSU Health Network completed their AAAHC accreditation preparation in six months—a task that previously took 18 months. By streamlining the process and managing AAAHC accreditation electronically, Allis reported they saved over $139k in staffing and supply costs. This savings includes the price of the PowerDMS software.

Colorado State University Health Network Problems, Solutions by PowerDMS

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After going through and purging binders from past AAAHC accreditation cycles, I wondered if there was a technology solution to simplify the process. Thankfully, I was introduced to PowerDMS. Using PowerDMS, we were able to prepare for our AAAHC assessment in only six months—a task that once took 18 months. The amount of time, resources and money we saved was appreciated by everyone involved and will only multiply as we continue to use PowerDMS.

Allis Gilbert, Director of Operations CSU Health Network

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