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PowerHealth and IDIOM Win Global Business Rules Excellence Award

16 October 12:30pm (EST)/17 October 2:30am Adelaide 

 

ADELAIDE, Australia and AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Oct. 17, 2018 – PowerHealth, an Australian healthcare software company, and IDIOM, a New Zealand decision automation software company have been named winners in the Business Rules Excellence Awards (BREA), a global award designed to recognise the world’s most successful commercial use of business rules.

Patrick Power, Managing Director of PowerHealth, said: “We’re delighted to have
received this award with IDIOM. We are very proud of the millions of dollars our
software has saved healthcare organisations in Australia, New Zealand and across
the world by enabling greater efficiencies, including those driven by the
implementation of business rules in our applications.”

Mark Norton, CEO and Founder of IDIOM, said: “We’re delighted to be named a winner of the inaugural Business Rules Excellence Awards, along with PowerHealth. We’re very proud of the contribution our plug-n-play rules software has made to their software applications in terms of customer benefits, efficiencies and cost advantages.”

The BREA review panel evaluated entries based on business and operational impact, innovation and implementation.

PowerHealth provides its PowerPerformance Manager and PowerBilling and Revenue Collection applications to healthcare organisations worldwide as commercial-off-the-shelf applications. IDIOM’s plug-n-play business rules for costing/revenue and billing were implemented to separate the business rules from the underlying applications, enabling users including PowerHealth’s customers to create their own rules to address wide variations in jurisdictional and institutional practice.

Mark Norton, CEO and Founder of IDIOM, said: “IDIOM’s plug-n-play rules have reduced development cost and time for PowerHealth as they now have a single commercial-off-the-shelf system worldwide. Customers also benefit from increased independence, agility and transparency, as the easy-to-use tools allow them to build and manage their business algorithms by exception.

“We’re pleased to have played a part in PowerHealth’s success. Since the implementation of their rules initiative PowerHealth has become one of the world’s largest suppliers of health costing/revenue and billing software.”

PowerHealth specialises in activity-based costing, hospital billing and safety learning solutions for healthcare organisations. The company is a market leader in Australia and New Zealand, with international recognition in the Canada, Ireland, United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and the Middle East.

Since 2001, IDIOM has pioneered the development and use of decision-oriented concepts to repower the systems that are at the heart of any large organisation. IDIOM’s software gives business users hands-on control over defining and deploying their specialist decision making expertise.  Customers world-wide in local, state, and central government, health administration, insurance, finance, pensions, and many other domains use IDIOM’s plug-n-play rules to automate business algorithms on an industrial scale, quickly, correctly, and completely, to achieve more agile, more transparent, and more durable systems.

IDIOM, the only two-time winner in the Business Rules Excellence Awards (BREA), was also recognised as a winner with Deloitte New Zealand for the outstanding commercial success of the use of business rules for payroll recalculation and remediation.

“In the decades since Business Rules emerged as a specialization, there has been little formal recognition of those who demonstrated excellence in the successful application of business rules,” notes Gladys Lam, awards Founder and Chair. “The Business Rules Excellence Awards now recognizes organizations worldwide who have excelled in implementing innovative BR solutions to meet strategic business objectives.”

The Business Rules Excellence Awards (BREA) was founded by Business Rules Solutions and is managed by Future Strategies Inc. BREA winners will receive their awards at a live presentation on 8 November in San Antonio, USA, in conjunction with the Building Business Capability conference.

 

Mark Norton, IDIOM

Left: Patrick Power (PowerHealth) Right: Mark Norton (IDIOM)  

 

About PowerHealth

PowerHealth Solutions logoPowerHealth is a dynamic Australian software development company specialising in activity based costing, hospital billing and safety learning solutions for healthcare organisations. The company is a market leader in Australia and New Zealand, with international recognition in the Canada, Ireland, United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and the Middle East.

ISO 9001 quality-accredited since 2001, PowerHealth Solutions specialises in large scale implementations ― at public hospitals, State Health Departments, District Health Boards, and private hospitals. Implementation staff are highly skilled and experienced, ensuring that new systems are up and running quickly for a rapid return on investment.