August 8, 2001
Dagran Signs Integration Services Contract at Children's Hospital Inc, Columbus Ohio
Tucson, Arizona (August 1, 2001) - Dagran, a leading information technology consulting firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, today announced that it has signed a contract to provide integration consulting services for Children's Hospital Inc. Columbus, Ohio, a nationally recognized leader in pediatric healthcare services.
Dagran will provide integration and project management services to assist the information services department in the implementation of their clinical documentation and order entry system.
"The clinical documentation and order entry system implementation at Children's will enable Children's clinicians to obtain the greatest value from the information system in order to achieve their primary goal of providing the highest-quality pediatric healthcare services possible,” stated Sherri L. Yandell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dagran. "Dagran is delighted to join Children's Hospital and utilize our expertise in healthcare integration to enable Children's to succeed in this endeavor."
About Dagran
Dagran is a leading provider of information technology consulting services and solutions. Specializing in healthcare, Dagran develops innovative software that integrates and enhances healthcare systems, saving time and money while improving efficiency and outcomes. Dagran's easy-to-use tools and applications facilitate the secure access to and exchange of information between hospitals, doctors and clinicians, improving the communications and connectivity of the entire health sector. Dagran's solutions are reliable, quick, cost effective and facilitate the seamless flow of information, helping customers improve productivity, efficiency, and return on investment. Established in 1998, Dagran has over 50 clients nationally in healthcare.
Contact Information:
  Telephone: 520-886-4719  
  FAX: 520-886-8699  
  Postal address: 10025 East Stella Road  
  Tucson, AZ 95730-3139  
About Columbus Children’s Hospital
Serving more than 400,000 patients annually, Columbus Children’s Hospital is one of the nation's recognized pediatric leaders, with 313 licensed inpatient beds, 47 leased beds in the Neonatal Intensive and Special Care Units at three local adult hospitals and approximately 11,000 patient admissions each year. Critically-ill children are cared for in Children’s Hospital's 45-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and 27-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The hospital’s specialty areas include surgical, neurosciences, rehabilitation, burn, dialysis and bone-marrow units. In addition to the main hospital complex, the Children’s Hospital campus includes the seven-story Outpatient Care Center, which was recently constructed to house the hospital’s ambulatory clinics, outpatient lab, outpatient radiology and outpatient pharmacy, as well as pediatric and surgical specialists’ private offices; a six-story Education Building that is home to faculty offices, the Pediatric Residency Training Program, a Clinical Skills Lab, a Computer Instruction Center, the 300-seat Stecker Auditorium, the Grant Morrow Medical Library and the Janet Ortung-Morrow Family Health Information Center; and the Children’s Research Institute, a six-story, $20-million facility dedicated to the research of children’s diseases. In addition, Children’s Hospital offers convenient diagnostic and treatment services at seven Close to Home Health Care Centers, neighborhood-based primary care at seven Close to Home Physician Care Centers, and home-based care, hospice care and medically fragile daycare services through Children’s Homecare. For more information, see the hospital’s Web site at