Clients see sneak peek of Mediware’s transformation to the mobile Web
Chandler, AZ – June 21, 2015– Mediware Rehabilitation and Respiratory clients convened at Scottsdale’s Four Seasons Resort and Spa for the 21st Annual Conference, June 8-10, for industry education, networking and to take a glimpse into the future.
This year’s theme was “Rise Above: Reaching Peak Performance”, appropriately named as the Four Seasons Resort is nestled near the Pinnacle Peak Mountain. Dr. David Nash, Founding Dean of Jefferson School of Population Health, kicked off the two-day conference. His keynote address focused on population health and health care providers’ changing reimbursement and delivery of care models. Other speakers spoke about related topics including: upcoming regulatory changes, the growing need for improved outcome measurement and reducing readmissions.
The highlight of the conference came during a demonstration of Mediware’s newest product enhancement – MediLinks.com. The Web-based application is the future of rehabilitation and respiratory therapy and is set to launch in the fall of 2015.
“MediLinks.com’s efficient workflows and contemporary user interface will improve therapist productivity,” said Stuart Foster, GM of Mediware’s Rehabilitation and Respiratory Care division. “The new product was inspired by touch-enabled, consumer Web and mobile applications. Our goal was to ensure quality of care and ease of use, and the new functionality achieves that goal.”
Physicians, physical, occupational, speech language pathology and respiratory therapists, along with information technology leaders made up the more than 200 clients in attendance. Outside of sessions, clients enjoyed a Jester’z Improv performance, wine tasting, early morning hike up the Pinnacle Peak Mountain and ice cream social poolside.
During the Final Awards Dinner, the Mediware Impact Award is presented as a way to recognize clients whose implementation of the Mediware solutions demonstrates measureable differences in operational efficiency, overall revenue and patient outcomes. This year, SUNY Upstate Medical University was honored with the Rehabilitation Impact Award.
SUNY Upstate Medical University team members, along with Tom Dellogono, Mediware RVP Sales, and Lisa Skorka, Mediware Account Service Manager
Accepting the Mediware Respiratory Impact Award was Troy Ward with Midland Memorial Hospital.
Victoria DeGel, Mediware Business Consultant; Elliot Dibble, Mediware Account Service Manager; Troy Ward with Midland Memorial Hospital; John Cannon, Mediware RVP of Sales; and Darren Manley, Respiratory Product Manager.
Susan M. Turley Inspiration Award
Each year, an award is presented to a deserving Mediware employee that exudes Susan Mortensen Turley’s spirit. Susan worked in the Marketing Department at then MediServe until she passed away from colon cancer at the age of 25. This year, Mediware clients nominated and chose Manager of Client Education and Inside Implementation, Cal Tingey. Tingey has been instrumental in training hundreds of MediLinks clients for the last 7 years.
Cal Tingey, with David Mortensen, Susan’s brother and Mediware Software Engineer, and Stuart Foster, Mediware GM