Current News

March 2017
Press Release: Accumen Inc. and Chi Solutions, Inc. Expand and Launch National Survey
Accumen Inc. along with its subsidiary, Chi Solutions, Inc., has expanded and launched the 16th Annual National Hospital/Health System Laboratory and Outreach Survey and invites participants to submit responses from now through April 7, 2017. Participants of this comprehensive survey will provide insight and intelligence on key laboratory and outreach program characteristics and performance indicators. Read the full press release now.
January 2017
Press Release: Accumen and Chi Clinical Laboratory Partnerships Strengthen Opportunities for Health Systems
As disruption in the healthcare industry continues to be the standard, hospital and health system leadership continue to focus efforts on identifying opportunities to optimize key assets, which include the clinical laboratory, a health care service that encompasses up to 85% of a patient’s electronic health record. Health system leaders continue to focus efforts on maximizing capacity and generating additional revenue amidst decreasing margins and increased consumer price awareness. Strategic initiatives in the laboratory are best achieved with the help of a partner with a proven record in identifying priorities, setting strategy, and achieving results. Read the full press release now.
October 2016
Press Release: Accumen-Chi Embrace 2016 as Pivotal Year in Healthcare at the 34th Lab Institute
Rapidly changing dynamics make 2016 a pivotal year for healthcare leaders to strategically gather and discuss alignment of organizational initiatives. On October 26-28, laboratory industry leaders will meet in Washington, DC, for the 34th Annual Lab Institute presented by G2 Intelligence to discuss shifts in the healthcare marketplace and learn more about the best-in-class strategies to manage hospitals and health systems. Read the full press release now.
Press Release: Accumen-Chi to Address Critical Issues at 10th Annual Lab Quality Confab Process Improvement Institute
In early 2016, Accumen and Chi joined forces to form the nation’s leading healthcare transformation company providing end-to-end clinical laboratory services. As the industry leader, they will serve as faculty and address critical laboratory issues at the 10th Anniversary Lab Quality Confab Process Improvement Institute which will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans October 18-19, 2016. Read the full press release now.
Press Release: Research Released: Strategic Implications of Clinical Laboratory Outreach
Chi Solutions, an Accumen company, has released a new research report that includes the results of the Fifteenth Annual Comprehensive Outreach Survey conducted in early 2016. Chi has been researching and surveying clinical laboratory outreach programs since 2001, and encourages clinical laboratories to utilize the results of its surveys as a benchmarking tool to help achieve best-in-class results that impact the bottom line. Read the full press release now.
August 2016
Press Release: Rapid Growth Allows Accumen to Impact Hospital and Health System Clinical Laboratories and Patient Care
Accumen, Inc. is gaining momentum with hospital and health system clinical laboratories and Profoundly Impacting HealthcareTM, accelerating client aspirations to achieve laboratory excellence through improved quality, cost, and enhanced patient care and outcomes. As an innovative, results-driven company, Accumen has grown in number of clients, continued to develop advanced technology and services solutions, and is attracting great talent to support all things lab. Recently, Accumen refreshed its brand identity and logo, and launched a new website that brings visuals and content inline to reflect the mission, vision, and value of offering end-to-end laboratory solutions. Read the full press release now.
July 2016
Press Release: Chi Solutions, an Accumen Company, and Baystate Health System Executives to Present at Becker’s CIO/HIT Revenue Cycle Conference

Jeffrey Myers, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Financial Services at Chi Solutions, an Accumen company, and Denise Irons, Director of Laboratory Information Systems at Baystate Health System, will speak at Becker’s CIO/HIT + Revenue Cycle Conference to be held July 27-28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The two-day event boasts 175 speakers with 95 hospital and health system CIO, CMIO, and Revenue Cycle Leaders participating in 98 sessions.

Myers and Irons will lead a session called “Elevate the Data to Reach Resource, Revenue, and Cost Reduction Goals in the Clinical Laboratory”, with a focus on data trends relating to utilization of laboratory testing and benchmarking and how they increasingly are critical components of the U.S. healthcare delivery system. The presentation will also touch on key successes in the areas of patient blood management, the cost of quality, and the laboratory revenue cycle. Read the full press release now.

June 2016
Press Release: Executives Slated to Present at Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting and Education Summit

Empowering Presentation: “The Executive Blueprint for Hospital Laboratory Outreach Growth”
Using direct experience as a framework, Jeffrey H. Myers, CFO and VP of Financial Services for Chi Solutions, an Accumen company, and Sean McKibben, President of Mount Carmel West, are slated to speak at the 2016 Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting and Education Summit planned for June 13-15, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio.

The OHA Annual Meeting offers a premier opportunity for healthcare providers and administrators at all levels to gain valuable insight about statewide industry trends, network with their peers, and achieve a better understanding of the healthcare issues and policies most likely to impact their organizations.

Today’s healthcare climate forces hospital executives to look toward broad initiatives that will generate meaningful revenue for their organizations. This presentation will provide insight on and action steps for driving outreach growth as a revenue opportunity. Hospital-based outreach delivers sophistication in sales, quality service, and innovative technology. While clinical laboratory as a business unit faces challenges like narrower networks, pricing, and financial accountability, it is very scalable. With proper infrastructure and fiscal management, outreach is a viable way to leverage sunk costs in the laboratory to significantly impact the bottom line in conjunction with ongoing cost reductions. Read the full press release here.

April 2016
Press Release: “The Profit Machine in the Hospital Basement” Reveals Hidden Opportunity for Laboratories
Using experience gained over three decades and her passion for helping hospital and health system laboratories compete with Quest Diagnostics and Laboratory Corporation of America, Dr. Kathleen Murphy, former CEO and owner of Chi Solutions (Chi), now an Accumen Company, has released an engaging book titled “The Profit Machine in the Hospital Basement: Turning Your Lab Into an Economic Engine.” Murphy will launch her book and serve as faculty at the 21st Annual Executive War College Conference on Laboratory & Pathology Management to be held April 26-27, 2016, in New Orleans. Read the full press release now.
April 2016
Press Release: Chi Executives Slated to Present Financial Impact for Laboratory Executives at 21st Annual Executive War College
Chi Solutions, Inc. (Chi), an Accumen company, announced today that executives Dr. Kathy Murphy and Jeffrey H. Myers will serve as faculty at the 21st Executive War College Conference on Laboratory & Pathology Management April 25th – 26th at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. View our press release for more information.
April 2016
Press Release: Accumen Acquires Chi Solutions for Continued Growth and Profound Impact on Healthcare: Accumen and Chi Offer Health Systems A Powerful Combination of “All Things Lab”
We are excited to announce that Accumen and Chi Solutions have formed a powerful new team that’s transforming “All Things Lab” for hospitals and health systems.By uniting the country’s best laboratory talent, we’ve created the nation’s leading lab transformation, consulting and outreach performance company.This acquisition makes us one of the largest companies in the industry focused on improving the speed, accuracy and efficiency of laboratories challenged by America’s new healthcare climate. View our press release for more info.
February 2016
Press Release: Chi Solutions, Inc. Launches Fifteenth Annual Comprehensive Clinical Laboratory Outreach Survey
For the fifteenth consecutive year, Chi Solutions, Inc., has launched a comprehensive national laboratory outreach survey and welcomes participation of hospital-based outreach programs nationwide from now through March 15, 2016. Clinical laboratory outreach programs drive new revenue and margins for hospitals and health systems by improving quality, service, and population health management for all patient types: inpatient, outpatient, and outreach.

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January 2016
Press Release: Chi’s CEO Appointed by Massachusetts Governor as Salem State University Trustee
Dr. Kathleen Murphy, CEO of Chi Solutions, Inc. has been appointed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to serve on the Board of Trustees.

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October 2015
Press Release: Chi Solutions’ Nora Hess Scheduled to Address Critical Laboratory Issue
Ms. Hess has planned an informative presentation with research and direct input compiled from key regulatory agencies that govern clinical laboratories.

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September 2015
Press Release: Chi Solutions’ James Root to Address Clinical Laboratory Battle for Market Share
Mr. Root will speak on “Laboratory Outreach: Who is Winning the Battle for Market Share?” His one-hour session is scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2015, in one of the concurrent breakout sessions in the Business Challenges and Opportunities track.

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April 2015
Press Release: Mike Kachure to speak at Ohio Collaborative Conference
Mike Kachure is speaking at the upcoming Ohio Collaborative Laboratory Conference on May 8.

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April 2015
Press Release: Anne Daley Honored with AACC Outstanding Speaker Award
Anne Daley has been honored with the American Association of Clinical Chemistry’s Outstanding Speaker Award for 2014.

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April 2015
Press Release: Chi Solutions, Inc. CFO Slated to Speak at 20th Anniversary Executive War College
Learn more about Chi’s speaking engagement at Executive War College and read the official Press Release

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