Collaborative Solution Improves Success of Transitional Care for High-Risk Medicare Patients
Reston, VA—May 16, 2013—Harmony Information Systems Inc., the leader in integrated health and human services management, announced today the general availability of Harmony for Care Transitions, a new web-based solution designed to improve the success of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) focused on transitioning patients from hospital care back to their homes. Harmony for Care Transitions enables seamless collaboration and communication between local caregiving organizations and affiliated hospitals improving efficiencies, ensuring patients receive quality care, and meeting federal compliance regulations.
CBOs are striving to meet the requirements of Medicare’s Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP), launched by the federal government in 2011. The program aims to reduce hospital readmissions for high-risk Medicare beneficiaries by ensuring a successful transition from hospital care back into the community.
Harmony for Care Transitions is a comprehensive solution already in use that empowers CBOs to focus on patient communication and coaching by automating and simplifying the data collection and documentation associated with the care transitions process. Customers such as the Michigan Area Agency on Aging 1-B use Harmony for Care Transitions to automate tracking of all patient encounters and transition services. This helps CBOs to manage each patient systematically, submit invoices for payment, and track all payments within a single system that ties assessments, care plans, services, and outcomes together. Features include:
– Integrated collaboration with hospitals to identify eligible patients
– Tracking of consumer progress during the transition process
– Administering and collecting outcomes measurements
– Automated streamlining of the Medicare invoice process
– Ease of data capture, including hospital discharge date, demographic data, milestones, service dates, and more
“Not only do hospital readmissions decrease a patients quality of life, it is estimated that readmissions within 30 days of a hospital stay cost Medicare $26 billion every year,” said Joseph Sander, President and Chief Executive Officer for Harmony. “With Harmony for Care Transitions, CBOs are equipped with the tools they need to successfully transition patients from hospital to home reducing readmission rates, helping consumers achieve a higher quality of life, and decreasing costs associated with readmissions.”
Harmony for Care Transitions supports numerous care transitions models including the Coleman (Care Transitions Intervention), Naylor, and Bridge models.
To find out more about Harmony for Care Transitions, and to schedule a demo, please visit: http://www.harmonyis.com/solutions/care-transitions-program.php.
Harmony Information Systems Inc., (Harmony), the leader in integrated health and human services management, provides off-the-shelf solutions for managing the delivery of home- and community-based, long-term care. The company’s proven, end-to-end solutions automate the delivery of care to seniors and disabled consumers ensuring that a larger percentage of care recipients can receive care in the community by increasing service delivery efficiency, ensuring compliance with funding source requirements, and enabling consumer-driven delivery models. Harmony’s software-as-a-service-based solutions are used by more than 1,000 state, local and private provider human services organizations. For more information on Harmony products and solutions, visit www.harmonyis.com or call us at 866.951.2219.