Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging Selects Mediware Information Systems for Care Transitions

Flexible, Purpose-Built Solution Will Help Increase Successful Transitions and Maximize Medicare Reimbursement

RESTON, VA – November 19, 2013 – Mediware Information Systems, Inc. (Harmony), the leader in integrated health and human services management, announced today that the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging in California has selected the Harmony for Care Transitions solution to operationalize the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) grant and the number of successful care transitions for high-risk Medicare beneficiaries.

The 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.

“The CCTP is a fundamental piece in the overall mission of helping seniors, adults with disabilities, and other vulnerable adults remain in their homes and communities as long as possible,” said Joseph Sander, president and chief executive officer of Harmony. “Harmony for Care Transitions will enable the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging to reduce hospital readmissions by facilitating collaboration among the diverse coalition of health care providers and hospitals that comprise this CBO.”

Harmony for Care Transitions is a purpose-built solution that enables CBOs to plan, track, manage and report on the services they provide and to provide a comprehensive view of consumers across all programs that serve them. Using Harmony for Care Transitions, CBOs can easily identify and track all care transitions episodes separate from other programs within one single database, eliminating siloes, using processes and workflows consistent with other programs. Harmony for Care Transitions tracks all required follow ups in a single database and provides powerful assessment tools to track how a consumer’s condition has changed during the episode and ensure that proper care is provided immediately to prevent hospital readmission, ultimately resulting in successful transition and maximized reimbursement.

For more information about the Harmony for Care Transitions solution, visit: https://www.mediware.com/ltss/solutions/care-transitions/.

About Mediware Information Systems, Inc.
Mediware 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 1,000 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.Mediware.com or call us at 866.951.2219.