October 8, 2008

Children’s Hospital of Orange County Leverages ActiveStrategy Strategy Execution Software and Consulting to Win Ventana Research 2008 Business Performance Leadership Award

ActiveStrategy, the leading provider of Enterprise Strategy Execution software and consulting, today announced that its customer, Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), is the proud recipient of the Ventana Research 2008 Overall Business Performance Leadership Award. The Ventana Research Performance Management Leadership Awards recognize organizations that have demonstrated leadership in orchestrating people, process, information, and technology for optimum business impact.

Since its founding in 1964, CHOC has become a large, regional referral center for the most critically ill and injured children. Through the leadership of Beth Rowett, Vice President, Quality, CHOC has creatively configured and leveraged ActiveStrategy software to measure performance in key areas of operation with a framework of over 100 Balanced Scorecards that cascade directly from the organization's strategic plan.

Rowett explains, "CHOC has consistently worked to deploy systematic improvement processes to optimize our capacity to provide world-class medical care to children. Our quality initiative is deeply rooted in patient outcomes. Aligning the entire organization against measurable outcomes ensures that nothing stands in the way of our ability to provide high-quality care to children who need it."

"The Ventana Leadership Awards honor organizations of all sizes and industries that have distinguished themselves by using teamwork and leadership to improve performance," said Mark Smith, CEO and EVP Research, Ventana Research. "CHOC is to be congratulated for aligning business and information technology to accelerate growth and improve competitiveness using ActiveStrategy for business performance management."

About CHOC

Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) is exclusively committed to the health and well being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to our patients. CHOC's regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several community clinics, a residency program that trains tomorrow's pediatricians, and four centers of excellence - The Heart, Cancer, Neuroscience, and Orthopaedic Institutes.

CHOC earned the Bronze Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence - the only children's hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was one of only eight children's hospitals in the nation to be named to the Leapfrog "Top Hospitals 2007" list for hospital safety and quality. CHOC was also awarded Magnet designation - the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. With this honor, CHOC now joins an elite group of hospitals in the nation to be recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

About ActiveStrategy

Based in East Norriton, PA, ActiveStrategy, Inc. helps clients improve business results through a combination of strategic consulting and web-based, on-demand software that facilitates and accelerates Enterprise Strategy Execution. Enterprise Strategy Execution is a management methodology that encompasses strategic planning, objective and measure deployment, business process alignment, performance reporting, and improvement initiative management. Visit ActiveStrategy at http://www.activestrategy.com.

About Ventana Research

The Ventana Research Performance Management Leadership Awards recognize organizations that have demonstrated leadership in orchestrating people, process, information and technology for optimum business impact. Ventana Research is a leading benchmark research and advisory services firm, providing expert guidance to help organizations manage and optimize performance - to become not only more efficient but more effective. Visit Ventana Research on the web at http://www.ventanaresearch.com.