New Capability Enables States to Use Standardized Assessments to Determine Eligibility and Create Care Plans Directly Within SAMS Case Management Module
RESTON, VA – April 5, 2012 – Harmony Information Systems Inc., the leader in integrated health and human services management, announced today the incorporation of interRAI Instruments into Harmony for Aging and Adult Services SAMS Case Management (SAMS). The optional functionality allows SAMS users to seamlessly leverage interRAI instruments (including the interRAI assessments and algorithms) within their existing workflows to determine eligibility, assess care needs, and create customized care plans.
“We are pleased to offer our customers access to standardized assessments to aid in determining eligibility and creating comprehensive and evidence-based care plans,” said Joseph Sander, President and Chief Executive Officer for Harmony. “By integrating the interRAI instruments into our industry-leading Harmony for Aging and Adult Services suite of solutions, our customers are able to standardize the assessment process using the proven interRAI solutions, make evidence-based care decisions, and improve the continuity of services to enhance the quality of home- and community-based care delivered to consumers.”
Through this integration, Harmony will provide its users with an option to incorporate the following interRAI components into their existing workflows directly within the SAMS console:
- interRAI Assessments, including the interRAI Home Care (interRAI HC) and interRAI Community Health Assessment (interRAI CHA)
- interRAI-compliant Data Extract Capabilities
- All 27 Clinical Assessment Protocols (CAPs)/Scales
- Trigger Reports
- Cross-assessment Outcome Reports
interRAI instruments, developed by a global research network, are based on a common language and set of assessment items that are considered to be important in all care settings. By using common measures, clinicians and providers are able to improve continuity of care and integrate care and supports for each individual.
Harmony for Aging and Adult Services is a modular software solution built specifically to enable agencies, providers, caregivers, and loved ones to collaboratively meet the needs of consumers and easily comply with funding-source requirements. Harmony automates Medicaid waiver programs, helps organizations optimize all available resources, provides Older Americans Act reporting compliance, and measures outcomes to accelerate rebalancing and meet the requirements of all funding sources.
Harmony Information Systems Inc., (Harmony), the leader in integrated health and human services management, provides comprehensive solutions that enable organizations to manage growing consumer caseloads with existing resources. The company’s end-to-end solutions manage the delivery of care for elders and intellectually disabled persons, enabling organizations to maximize outcomes while increasing service delivery efficiency, ensuring compliance with funding requirements, and automating Medicaid waiver processes. Harmony products are used by more than 900 state, local, and private provider human service organizations to manage both traditional and consumer-directed models of service. For more information on Harmony products and solutions, visit www.harmonyis.com or call us at 866.951.2219.