Online Event Will Highlight Best Practices to Empower Consumers to Successfully Transition Back to Home and Communities
RESTON, VA – February 5, 2014 – Mediware Information Systems Inc., the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based long-term care software, today announced a free online event titled, “Care Transitions 2.0: Empowering Consumers to Successfully Transition Back to Home and Communities” featuring Dr. Eric Coleman, Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Director of the Care Transitions Program. The event is scheduled for Monday, March 3, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
During this free webinar, Dr. Coleman will offer his perspective on the challenges that aging services organizations commonly face when implementing care transitions programs, including collaborating with hospitals, managing costs, establishing effective business processes, and more. He will also provide guidance for aging services organizations to overcome these challenges and optimize resources to increase the success rate of transitions for their consumers.
The Community Care Transitions Program (CCTP) was launched in 2011 as part of the Affordable Care Act to improve transitions of Medicare beneficiaries from inpatient hospital setting to other care settings, reduce readmissions for high risk beneficiaries, and document measurable savings to the Medicare program. Under this program, 102 community-based organizations (CBOs) will use care transition services to effectively manage Medicare patients’ transitions and improve their quality of care.
Harmony for Care Transitions enables CBOs and hospitals to secure available Medicare program funds and to collaborate, create, plan, and deliver high-quality transitional care. With Harmony, CBOs are able to create transition care plans and manage and track transitions in coordination with hospitals. Organizations can easily report on processes and measure outcomes to monitor the success of transition programs. Leading aging services organizations across the country are using Harmony to manage their care transitions programs including Maui County Office on Aging, Bay Aging, Michigan’s Area Agency on Aging 1-B, and the Capital Area Agency on Aging in Louisiana, among others.
Mediware Information Systems Inc., (Harmony), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based long-term care software, helps state and local agencies collaborate with caregivers and service delivery organizations to empower consumers to thrive in their homes and communities. Harmony’s smart applications for managing Medicaid, Medicare, and Older Americans Act-funded programs are continually updated to comply with policy changes and industry best practices to provide high quality long-term services and supports to the disabled and the aging. The result is a breakthrough in care coordination that reduces operational costs, ensures rapid reimbursements, and optimizes outcomes. Harmony is recognized as the most scalable, robust, and dependable platform provider in the industry and is in use at 40 state-level agencies by more than 25,000 users. For more information, visit www.Mediware.com.