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Phoenix Health Systems - Children's Hospital Pittsburgh Awarded
Level 2 eSCM-SP Certification

for information:

Jeff Perdue
Director, ITSqc

Pittsburgh, PA , August 6, 2008 - Phoenix Health Systems, Inc. (Phoenix), a national provider of healthcare strategic consulting, information technology outsourcing and revenue cycle management services has received Carnegie Mellon University's eSCM-SP (e-Sourcing Capability Model for Service Providers) certification.

The certification and compliance effort was spearheaded by Phoenix's site at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP). Phoenix is the first outsourcing Information Services provider in the United States to have acquired eSCM Capability Level 2 certification and Phoenix's site at CHP is the first Healthcare Information Services provider in the world to have achieved this distinction.

The scope of the certification includes Helpdesk, Desktop, Application, Integration, Project and Portfolio Management, Infrastructure, Network Services, and Information Security. The evaluation was conducted onsite by Anantara Solutions, an ITSqc Authorized Organization.

Full press release is available from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Carnegie Mellon is a private research university with a distinctive mix of programs in engineering, computer science, robotics, business, public policy, fine arts, and the humanities. More than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration, and innovation. Carnegie Mellon has contributed to the development and use of several quality standards, such as eSCM-SP, eSCM-CL, CMMI®, SW-CMM® and People CMM®. For more information, see

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