American HealthTech and COMS Partner to Improve the Quality of Care in Skilled Nursing Facilities
JACKSON, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2018-- 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, the market leader in clinical content and disease management solutions, are pleased to announce our interoperable solution, available in three unique packages. COMS brings over 20 years of evidence-based best practices from over 50 million nursing assessments to the AHT system.
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“As partners for nearly five years, COMS and AHT have committed to help long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) providers deliver better care and achieve improved outcomes – and this is just another example of following through on our commitment,” said Jim Riemenschneider, co-founder of COMS Interactive. “We really wanted to empower nurses with the ability to manage higher acuity and more complex residents, and the best way to do that was to deliver interoperable COMS content through the American HealthTech system.”
AHT recognizes the importance of managing care post-discharge from the hospital and the need for skilled nursing to manage chronic diseases. “The AHT and COMS partnership is not only bringing disease management to the AHT system in a fully integrated way, but it is also giving providers an evidence-based, disease-specific process to manage increasingly complex care and truly affect outcomes,” said Teresa Chase, president of American HealthTech. “We’ve listened to our customers. They asked us to deliver a mechanism to manage clinical care that was easy to use, but also included budget friendly options.”
AHT understands organizations have different needs, therefore, we now offer the interoperable COMS solution in three affordable packages:
- Admission Package: Offers COMS assessments during the first 72 hours of admission process, which helps support strong baselines and the new Requirements of Participation. This package is subscription free for the first 12 months.
- Nursing Package: Offers COMS deep clinical data, assessments, and insights that are related to the individual resident. This rich clinical data enables customers to provide evidence-based, disease-specific care with a person-centered approach.
- Comprehensive Package: Includes all the Nursing package features, but also closes the loop on clinical care with critical care review, reporting and analytics to drill down and understand care team competency and trends in care.
CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare solutions and services for community hospitals plus other healthcare systems and post-acute care facilities. Founded in 1979, CPSI is the parent of four companies – Evident, LLC, TruBridge, LLC, Healthland Inc. and American HealthTech, Inc. Our combined companies are 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 community hospitals and their affiliated clinics. TruBridge focuses on providing business, consulting and managed IT services along with its complete RCM solution for all care settings. 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. For more information, visit www.cpsi.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. COMS is focused on providing the platform for standard, evidence-based clinical care content. Built with over 20 years of research, COMS has 58 disease-specific, evidence-based Care Guides and assessments that guide and empower nurses. COMS ensures 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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