JACKSON, MISS., (October 18, 2016) – American HealthTech (AHT), a wholly owned subsidiary of CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI) and a leading provider of electronic health records (EHR) for the post-acute and senior living markets, and COMS Interactive are pleased to announce that their integration strategy – a new AHT/COMS workflow designed to make the COMS disease management solution available to users within the AHT clinical workflow – is already showing value within their mutual client base.
Grace Healthcare, a privately owned healthcare organization that owns and manages skilled nursing, assisted living, and rehabilitation facilities across the U.S., is one such provider using the combined power of AHT and COMS throughout its enterprise. Grace Healthcare is also a Key Development Partner with AHT and is working closely with both AHT and COMS to market test the solution ahead of broader commercial release.
“We used AHT and COMS independently in the past; but with this new, stronger integration, our nurses can now go seamlessly from one part to the other and get all of the information they need from the electronic medical record, a critical advantage for our clinicians,” said Caroline Murphy, director of clinical informatics at Grace Healthcare. “All of the information that the nurses can see in one click – in one location – instead of having to dig for it, is significant. The two organizations have unique areas of expertise, but they collaborated in a meaningful way to truly solve the issues that our clinical team are dealing with at the bedside.”
“Today’s executives, like those at Grace Healthcare, need to be more than just informed about patient outcomes; they need to unlock real value from their data so they can meet the triple aim of healthcare reform and remain competitive with new payers,” said Teresa Chase, president of AHT. “With an outstanding track record of working with providers on innovative solutions for disease management, we’re delighted that our tighter integration with COMS is already bearing fruit for provider clients like Grace Healthcare.”
While gathering data is simple, analyzing it is challenging and leveraging it can be very challenging. “Smart decisions are data-driven decisions and a hallmark of great leadership,” said Jim Riemenschneider, co-founder and chief revenue officer of COMS. “When you layer COMS’ solutions with the power of American HealthTech, skilled nursing providers can better drive their business using real-time facts to operationalize evidence-based protocols, enabling real-time quality improvement across their enterprise.”
Murphy added, “Prior to using this combined solution, our nurses were having trouble getting concise documentation to reflect the care they provide for our patients. Today, AHT and COMS guide the nurses so they’re on-topic and bedside documentation is clearer and more accurate, providing them with more time to take care of our patients. The bottom line is that this tighter integration helps the nurses focus and provide better care, to enable better interventions and achieve better outcomes for our patients. This is a triple-win for our patients, our clinicians and our facility as a whole.”
CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions and services for rural and community hospitals and post-acute care facilities. Founded in 1979, CPSI is the parent of five companies – Evident, LLC, TruBridge, LLC, Healthland Inc., American HealthTech, Inc., and Rycan Technologies, Inc. Our combined company is focused on helping improve the health of the communities we serve, connecting communities for a better patient care experience, and improving the financial operations of our customers. Evident provides comprehensive EHR solutions and services for rural and community hospitals. TruBridge focuses exclusively on providing business management, consulting and managed IT services to rural and community healthcare organizations, regardless of their IT vendor. Healthland provides integrated technology solutions and services to small rural and critical access hospitals. American HealthTech is one of the nation's largest providers of financial and clinical technology solutions and services for post-acute care facilities. Rycan provides revenue cycle management and workflow and automation software to hospitals, healthcare systems, and skilled nursing organizations. For more information, visit www.cpsi.com, www.evident.com, www.trubridge.com, www.healthland.com, www.healthtech.net, or www.rycan.com.
About American HealthTech
Headquartered in Jackson, MS, and with offices in Denver, CO, American HealthTech (AHT) is a premier provider of integrated solutions to the skilled nursing industry to help organizations achieve data-driven clinical and financial improvements. Its solutions delivered to clients include software, professional services and interoperability connections. AHT is part of the CPSI family of healthcare IT solutions. For more information, visit www.healthtech.net.
About COMS Interactive
COMS Interactive is advancing Post-Acute Care through quality improvement. With the ability to work with or without your EMR system, the COMS product suite is distinctly different, focused on helping clinical staff assess and provide care based on evidence based best practices while ensuring everyone involved – from doctors and nurses to corporate management and insurers – have complete visibility. Changing the overall face of quality, one resident at a time. For more information, visit www.comsinteractive.com.
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