November 16, 2009

NCR Joins Center for Health Transformation

NCR joins the Center for Health Transformation. Founded by Newt Gingrich the Center is a modern political advocacy group. Last time a large company involved in politics was Diebold.

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November 12, 2009

NCR Corporation Joins Center for Health Transformation

Washington, DC—Duluth, Georgia-based NCR Corporation has joined the Center for Health Transformation (CHT). NCR provides mobility, kiosk and Web self-service solutions that minimize wait times for patients and reduce administrative costs for healthcare providers.
“Automating routine processes like patient registration, appointment scheduling and bill payment not only improves the patient experience, it reduces costs and maximizes efficiency across the healthcare enterprise,” said Nelson Gomez, vice president, NCR Healthcare. “Through our partnership with the Center for Health Transformation, we hope to help hospitals and physician practices understand how self-service can improve the overall quality, safety and efficiency of care.”

CHT will collaborate with NCR, the leading provider of self-service patient registration solutions, on empowering patients to take a more active role in managing their health. Giving patients greater control over their own health information can prevent the potential errors that stem from redundant data entry, and eliminate time-intensive, paper-based administrative processes. It also allows healthcare providers to focus their staffing resources on more valuable, patient-facing interaction. To date, more than six million patients have checked in for medical appointments using NCR self-service solutions.

"Technology is rapidly changing the way we deliver medicine in this country, and this is a great opportunity to partner with NCR to spread the message that technology can be used to make the delivery of healthcare safer for patients and more affordable for all of us," said CHT President and CEO Nancy Desmond.

“NCR is fundamentally changing the way consumers interact with their healthcare providers,” said CHT Founder and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. “We at the Center are thrilled to partner with such an innovative and forward-thinking organization.”

About the Center for Health Transformation (CHT)

CHT is a high-impact collaboration of private and public sector leaders committed to creating a 21st Century intelligent health system that saves lives and saves money for all Americans. Unlike other alliances, CHT unites stakeholders across the spectrum (providers, employers, vendors, trade associations, disease groups, think tanks) and government leaders at both the state and federal level to drive transformation according to a shared vision and key principles. For more information, please visit www.healthtransformation.net.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a global technology company leading how the world connects, interacts and transacts with business. NCR's assisted- and self-service solutions and comprehensive support services address the needs of retail, financial, travel, healthcare, hospitality, entertainment, gaming and public sector organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR (www.ncr.com) is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.
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Media Contacts
Alissa Momberg
Center for Health Transformation
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Caroline Rose
NCR Corporation
770-623-7608
caroline.rose@ncr.com
Chowning Johnson
Dodge Communications
770-576-2546
cjohnson@dodgecommunications.com

Posted by staff at November 16, 2009 09:24 AM