Sanford-Brown and CTU Among the First Schools to Implement QuadraMed
June 14, 2010
Professional Software integrates billing and coding applications for real-world experience
Hoffman Estates, IL. (June 14, 2010) – Sanford-Brown and Colorado Technical University (CTU), education providers of medical billing and coding programs, today announce the introduction of QuadraMed Quantim® to 30 campuses across the country and online. Sanford-Brown and CTU partnered with QuadraMed®, a leading provider of award-winning healthcare technologies and services, to develop the first, integrated EDM and Quantim coding software for education institutions.
The software is a knowledge-based coding system that mirrors the entries in the industry-standard coding book, ICD-9-CM, making the progression to the online system a smooth transition for students. This program, used in hospitals and medical facilities across the country, allows users to view simulated patient health records electronically and index health information according to standard medical codes.
"We will be gradually rolling this out across our campuses this summer," said Michael Schafer, vice president of academic affairs for Career Education Corporation health schools (parent company of Sanford-Brown). "Providing our students access to this widely-used software will furnish them with a solid set of skills that will be applicable in the field. We believe that this will give our students an advantage when they enter the workforce."
The QuadraMed EDM and Quantim software combine eight applications into one, streamlined solution. In addition, students can access 11 reference books with content provided from the American Hospital Association and other professional sources. This library will assist students to further their understanding of the codes and help ensure more accurate coding. In addition, students save money as they would otherwise need to purchase these books.
"As one of the only schools using this software integration for our medical billing and coding programs, it shows our commitment to providing our students with a career-focused education and exposing them to leading industry-current technology," said David Leasure, chief academic officer at CTU.
CTU offers an Associate of Science degree in medical billing and coding online and on the ground at its Denver and Pueblo, Colo. campuses. Sanford-Brown also offers this program at 28 campuses across the U.S. For additional program and campus information, please visit: www.coloradotech.edu and www.sanfordbrown.edu.
The Sanford-Brown name dates back to 1866 when Rufus C. Crampton, a professor at Illinois College, established a school to meet the growing educational demands of post-Civil War America. Today, there are 16 campuses bearing the name Sanford-Brown College (SBC) and there are 17 other affiliated campuses operating under the names of Sanford-Brown Institute (SBI) and SBI Campus-an affiliate of Sanford-Brown. The mission of Sanford-Brown is to support the needs of a diverse student population by providing quality, flexible and career-focused education that specializes in technical and non-technical fields of study with a focus on allied health care professions. Programs vary by location. Sanford-Brown Colleges and Institutes are part of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. Most Sanford-Brown Colleges and Institutes are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). SBI - Monroeville and Pittsburgh are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Sanford-Brown does not guarantee employment or salary. For more information about the Sanford-Brown schools please visit http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/.
About Colorado Technical University
Founded in 1965, Colorado Technical University (CTU) provides higher education for today’s career-focused students and offers them support, flexibility and resources to advance personally and professionally. In addition to degree-track programs at the associate and bachelor's levels, CTU offers master’s and doctoral degrees through the CTU Institute for Advanced Studies -- an innovative approach to graduate degrees for career-motivated professionals.
CTU campuses include ground schools in Denver; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Pueblo, Colo.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Kansas City and an internet based division that delivers degree programs 100 percent online. In fact, the award-winning CTU Online Virtual Campus was recognized as “Best of the Best” in the 2009 Computerworld Honors Program. For more information, please visit www.coloradotech.edu.
CTU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more info visit www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org or call 312-263-0456. CTU is also a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information, visit www.careered.com. CTU does not guarantee employment or salary.
About QuadraMed Corporation
QuadraMed® is a leading provider of award-winning healthcare technologies and services that help turn quality care into positive financial outcomes. QuadraMed provides proven, adaptive solutions that help make our clients successful by streamlining processes, ensuring compliance and helping healthcare professionals improve the quality of patient care. Behind the Company's products and services is a staff of 600 professionals who support clients at over 2,000 healthcare provider facilities. For more information about QuadraMed, visit http://www.quadramed.com.