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Conflict of Interest Management System Selected by Henry Ford Health System
Date:4/6/2011

JERICHO, N.Y., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS) announced today that Henry Ford Health System of Detroit, MI., has selected the COI-SMART system to streamline and automate tasks associated with the conflict of interest disclosure process. COI-SMART will handle the management of disclosures for more than 20,000 employees.

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"Henry Ford's reputation is built upon credibility and transparency," says Doug Clark, Vice President of Audit and Compliance at Henry Ford Health System. "The COI-SMART system from HCCS will help us by improving the process by which we collect and manage conflict of interest disclosures.

"Henry Ford is a large health system with a large number of hospitals, medical centers and other health facilities. We're confident COI-SMART will be able to accommodate our unique needs."

COI-SMART utilizes automation to facilitate the review process. The system provides full back-end management and reporting to eliminate paper-based accounting. COI-SMART provides healthcare organizations with improved control and reduced risk.

"Henry Ford is an organization with an ambitious new process for collecting disclosures and managing conflicts of interest," says Ben Diamond, President of HCCS. "Henry Ford's selection of COI-SMART demonstrates the system's flexibility and the organization's forward-thinking effort to identify and avoid conflicts before they become an issue. HCCS is excited to partner with Henry Ford."

COI-SMART provides tools for automated assignment of reviewers, the development of COI management plans, and data mining tools for auditing, tracking and reporting on potential conflicts of interest. Fully customized questionnaires are configured for each respondent's role within the organization.

COI-SMART was selected by the Henry Ford Health System after an extensive RFP process.

About Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System, one of the country's largest health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. It includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, six hospitals, the Health Alliance Plan, 32 primary care centers and many other health-related entities throughout Southeast Michigan. Founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford, the health system continues to be committed to improving the health and well-being of a diverse Michigan community. In 2009 alone, Henry Ford provided more than $173 million in uncompensated care. Henry Ford also is a major economic driver in Michigan: the health system plans to invest $500 million to expand the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and employs more than 23,000. The health system is led by CEO Nancy Schlichting. To learn more, visit HenryFord.com.

About Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc.  (HCCS)

HCCS is the leading provider of compliance training and tracking solutions to healthcare facilities.  HCCS has provided over 3 million hours of compliance and competency online training courses to hospitals, teaching facilities, medical schools, health plans and other health care entities.  The HCCS Compliance Learning Library contains expert training content in the areas of Medicare, Medicaid, HIPAA, Harassment, Research, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Compliance.  COI-SMART is a new HCCS solution for tracking and managing Conflicts of Interest.

For more information about COI-SMART, contact HCCS at (877) 933-4227, by email at info@hccs.com, or via the web at www.hccs.com.


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