LAWSON SOFTWARE LAUNCHES HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY INITIATIVE; Enterprise-Wide Applications for Healthcare Providers Will Help Contain Costs.MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 1995--Lawson Software, a leading provider of client/server financial applications to the U.S. healthcare U.S. Healthcare is a now-defunct healthcare company. The logo had an apple. The merger with Aetna
In 1996, the company merged with Aetna, calling it Aetna U.S. Healthcare. The U.S. Healthcare apple logo was next to the Aetna name, and U.S. Healthcare under it. U.S. industry, today announced plans to deliver its enterprise-wide business applications in a new suite of products designed for the specific needs of healthcare provider organizations. Working closely with healthcare industry experts, customers and third-party partners, Lawson will tailor its integrated financial, human resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. and materials management Materials management is the branch of logistics that deals with the tangible components of a supply chain. Specifically, this covers the acquisition of spare parts and replacements, quality control of purchasing and ordering such parts, and the standards involved in ordering, application software and its customer support to address the requirements of integrated delivery networks, hospitals, long-term care facilities long-term care facility
See skilled nursing facility. and health maintenance organizations.
The Lawson initiative comes at a time when the healthcare industry faces mounting pressure to control costs while maintaining high-quality patient care. Because major health insurers and government funders are increasingly enforcing fixed-price compensation for each procedure performed, healthcare providers must identify every possible avenue for reducing costs. Thorough examination of these costs requires sophisticated information systems that are flexible enough to accommodate rapidly changing circumstances and merging organizations.
"Enterprise-wide access to the right information can greatly assist healthcare providers in reducing costs while maintaining quality care," said Dan Metzger, Lawson's vice president of marketing. "Our extensive experience with more than 100 U.S. customers in the healthcare field, combined with our proven whole- product approach, gives Lawson a good understanding of their needs and a strong foundation for helping these providers become more efficient."
Lawson's whole-product approach recognizes that a customer needs a complete set of products and services in order to achieve a favorable fa·vor·a·ble
1. Advantageous; helpful: favorable winds.
2. Encouraging; propitious: a favorable diagnosis.
3. return on their information systems investment. Working with third-party suppliers of hardware, software and specialized support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services , Lawson leverages its open system architecture to deliver a best-of-breed solution tailored to the needs of each customer.
In support of its healthcare venture, Lawson has taken the following steps:
o Created the Lawson Healthcare Industry Council, whose
members represent healthcare organizations from around the
nation. o Established the Lawson Healthcare Group, an experienced team
of healthcare professionals, to drive the ongoing development
of Lawson software (Lawson Software, St. Paul, MN, www.lawson.com) A software company that specializes in ERP for vertical markets including health care, retail, public sector, professional and financial services. applications tailored for the healthcare
industry. o Organized a dedicated sales force that understands the specific
needs of healthcare providers -- and has experience in solving
their problems. o Added a healthcare dimension to its support staff, including a
Healthcare Account Services Group, and a Healthcare
Application and Technology help line.
Scheduled for delivery this fall, Lawson's healthcare materials management application package will be the first in the company's suite of industry-specific products. "Materials management is the best place to start controlling costs because improvements begin to pay for themselves immediately -- while maintaining, and in some cases improving patient care," said Ann Claridge, Lawson's director of healthcare marketing. "Since inventory is the industry's second largest expense, healthcare providers need materials management systems that can improve efficiency and reduce cost."
Lawson Software is a $70 million, full-service provider of enterprise-wide, client/server business application solutions, specializing in accounting, human resources, healthcare, and distribution and materials management. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Minneapolis, the organization employs 580 professionals around the world. Offices are located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , New York New York, state, United States
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