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10 Companies to Know

Written by Jaimie Oh | October 28, 2010

Here are 10 companies for surgery centers and hospitals to know.

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care — AAAHC is a leader in ambulatory healthcare accreditation with more than 4,000 organizations accredited nationwide. AAAHC accredits a variety of ambulatory healthcare organizations including endoscopy centers, ASCs, office-based surgery centers, managed care organizations, student health centers and large medical and dental group practices. www.aaahc.org

Advantedge Healthcare Solutions — AHS is a leading developer and provider of medical billing services and technology for the healthcare industry. AHS operates several single-specialty billing companies and applies the deep expertise of its own technology to provide effective and efficient billing services for surgery centers and specialty physicians. www.ahsrcm.com

Amerinet — Amerinet is a group purchasing organization offering clients access to its competitive portfolio of product and service contracts. Amerinet's portfolio includes medical, surgical, pharmaceutical, office and environmental products as well as information technology solutions, capital equipment and construction vendors. www.amerinet-gpo.com

Amkai — Amkai is a growing provider of information-management solutions for ASCs, physician practices and hospitals to help manage the administrative and clinical aspects of these businesses from start to finish. The company's software packages include EMR and a next-generation management program designed to update "legacy" systems that are currently in place. www.amkai.com

MedHQ — MedHQ provides accounting, revenue cycle, human resources and credentialing services to healthcare clients in 10 states. Based in the Chicago area, MedHQ's customized business office functions can help healthcare practices to eliminate capital investments in office equipment, hardware and software, thereby reducing capital funds needed for business operations. www.medhq.net

Principle Valuation — Principle Valuation is a growing, healthcare-focused valuation firm with experienced leadership and is considered a leader in hospital valuation. Principle Valuation provides a variety of appraisal and valuation services for hospitals and ASCs including real estate appraisal, equipment appraisal, real estate tax analysis, business enterprise appraisal and other advisory services. www.principlevaluation.com

Spine Surgical Innovation — Spine Surgical Innovation is dedicated to the development of surgical systems and instruments with a focus of the needs of spine surgeons. The company is the maker of the Holmed Swivel Port System and its related products and instruments. The company focuses on making surgical instruments and systems that are safe, easy to use and cost effective. www.spinesurgicalinnovation.com

Source Medical Solutions — SourceMedical is a leading information services company for ASCs. The company provides clinical and business software to ASCs, surgical hospitals and rehabilitation centers and offers information technology solutions for electronic health records, business intelligence, revenue cycle management, patient satisfaction and benchmarking, supply and inventory management, medication dispensing and surgical instrument management. www.sourcemed.net

Surgical Management Professionals — Surgical Management Professionals is an organization comprised of physicians and healthcare executives who work to build models for success for ASCs and specialty hospital systems. Among some of the services SMP offers, the company has deep expertise in designing, building and operating a surgical facility and can help facilities develop strategic marketing plans. www.surgicalmanprof.com

SpineSearch — SpineSearch provides recruitment and educational services for spine professionals. The boutique recruitment firm specializes in high-quality search services specifically for the spine industry. The founder, Nicola Hawkinson, MA, NP, brings nearly a decade of experience in the industry to help meet the specific needs of the growing spine industry. www.spine-search.com

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