Achieve Healthcare Technologies

October 5th, 2009

Client: Achieve Healthcare Technologiesachieve
Team:  Kristin March, Laura Bailey, Rachel Potter, Allison Bass
Faculty advisor: Barr   Year: 2006
Documents: Final report (Word), final presentation (PPT)

Achieve Healthcare Technologies is the largest privately held provider of information system products and services to the long-term care industry.  They serve clients across the U.S. and have long stood for higher quality and improved bottom lines for sub-acute long-term care, skilled nursing, assisted living, and continuing care retirement facilities and communities. Additionally, they have consistently led the industry in introducing new, innovative products and services.

Achieve provides any facility, no matter size or number, with the services needed to run successful organizations.  One such service Achieve provides to all facilities is the Achieve Matrix system. The Achieve Matrix system is a revolutionary IT solution that allows any complex long-term care facility to effectively manage the resident, clinical, and business sides of operations – all via a Web-based platform. Some advantages of the Achieve Matrix system are:

  • It is the only Web-based solution designed for large long-term care enterprises
  • Aids in event management
  • Computerizes a physician’s order entry
  • Provides an electronic health record
  • Fully-integrated financial management system
  • Easy Internet browser interface

However, along with the system advantages come some disadvantages.  The Matrix system is used in conjunction with an oral solid dispensing machine. This machine contains prescription drugs approved by various health insurance plans.  Achieve Healthcare is having an issue deciding which prescription drugs to put into each machine. Achieve Healthcare approached our team with the following problem of creating a general integer programming model of which drugs and how much of each drug should be put into the oral solid dispensing machines.

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