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Vendormate and CHCA Finalize Agreement to Offer Compliance and Security Solutions to Children's Hospitals

Thursday, February 14, 2008 General News J E 4
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ATLANTA, Feb. 13 Vendormate, Inc. announced today itsagreement with Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA) to make VendormateVISION(TM), its vendor information, compliance and security solution,available to CHCA children's hospitals. Vendormate VISION(TM) is used byleading health care providers like CHCA hospitals to better manage theincreasingly complex requirements of government-mandated regulations includingHIPAA, Stark Law, OIG and OFAC as well as reinforce their own organizationalpolicies.

Alan Edwards, Director of Materials Management at Children's MedicalCenter Dallas, is currently an active Vendormate VISION user. "I wanted tointegrate the controls of my materials management processes with my complianceand security needs. I use Vendormate VISION to cross-link activity in thehospital halls with our compliance records. This way only the most qualifiedvendor partners are on site and meeting with our physicians and staff. Iteliminates time wasted meeting with vendors who don't meet our standards,"noted Edwards.

Hospitals in the United States must ensure that every individual and everycompany conducting business with them meets government regulations as well astheir own standards. Based on Vendormate customer experiences, CHCAidentified Vendormate VISION as the preferred solution.

"We're proud to be selected by this group that represents leadingpediatric health care organizations across the United States. Our servicestreamlines the security, compliance, and material management process so CHCAhospitals can focus on delivering quality care to children," said Andy Monin,Vendormate CEO.

About Vendormate, Inc.

Vendormate protects the health of supply chains with a unique vendorcredentialing and compliance monitoring solution. The program assurescompliance with both internal policies and government mandates, includingHIPAA and Stark Law. Registered vendors are registered, screened, rated andcatalogued by custom criteria and continuously monitored for non-compliance.Also the integrated badge feature controls access to facilities.Phone: 1-877-483-6368; www.vendormate.com;Blog vendorcompliance.wordpress.com.

About CHCA

CHCA, headquartered in Shawnee Mission, Kan., is an alliance of 43 ofNorth America's leading children's hospitals that provides a range of programsand services designed to reduce costs, increase revenue and improve theperformance of children's hospitals. Through its offerings, CHCA helpschildren's hospitals accelerate the safe, efficient and effective delivery ofclinical care. CHCA owner hospitals represent more than 20,000 physicians,100,000 employees, $14 billion in revenue and $2.0 billion in overall productpurchases. For more information: www.chca.com.

SOURCE Vendormate, Inc.
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