Mediware Launches Alternate Care Solutions Product Suite

Mediware announces the creation of a new business unit to deliver solutions to specialty care providers including home infusion, home medical equipment, nursing and specialty pharmacy

LENEXA, KS April 12, 2010Mediware Information Systems, Inc. will introduce its newest product group, Mediware Alternate Care Solutions, at the nation’s premier home infusion trade event, the National Home Infusion Association’s annual meeting being held this week in Dallas, Texas. The formation of this focused business unit will deliver innovative software products and services to alternate site or in-home healthcare providers, an area of healthcare Mediware believes will grow in the coming years. This includes home infusion, durable or home medical equipment, home health nursing, specialty pharmacies and ambulatory infusion centers.

Building on its strong reputation as a leading provider of specialized healthcare solutions, the creation of the new business unit will serve these specialized environments, combining the expert products, capabilities and professional leadership acquired by Mediware from three leading organizations over the past 15 months. The newly formed unit will target the needs of all providers within the alternate care segment.

“Our Alternate Care Solutions group is the focal point of our commitment to an important, and growing, area of healthcare,” said Thomas Mann, Mediware’s president and chief executive officer. “Similar to how we launched a dedicated unit to support the Blood Center Technologies market, our ACS team had deep experience and will focus their talents on delivering technologies and services that exceed anything in the market today.”

Mr. Mann continues, “We’re excited about the growth of this segment. Alternate care providers are on the forefront of an industry that is rapidly evolving. They need business solutions that span the breadth of their business, streamlining processes yet still providing rich clinical capabilities. Through our acquired assets, and focused investment in additional capabilities, we plan to be the market leaders in capabilities, service and customer satisfaction.”

The Mediware Alternate Care Solutions product portfolio includes:

  • HomecareNet™ targeting home infusion, durable or home medical equipment, home health nursing and hospice providers with a single platform solution for home health management.
  • Ascend™ targeting ambulatory and home infusion, specialty pharmacy and small to mid-sized inpatient facilities with powerful pharmacy management capabilities and proven interoperability with other systems.
  • HomecareNet™ Mobile extends HomecareNet with remote point-of-care tools, including access to patient records and therapy orders, to ensure accurate and efficient care, billing and patient management from remote locations.
  • Advantage Reimbursement LLC, which delivers proven reimbursement expertise, outsourced services and project-based collections services to streamline payments and collections for home health providers.
  • InSight for Mediware Solutions, a focused performance management tool designed especially for the Alternate Care Solutions product suite through careful research and consultation with leading providers in this market.

During the National Home Infusion Association’s (NHIA) annual meeting in Dallas (April 12-14) Mediware will showcase its products and services, as well as facilitate four important industry sessions during the conference program including:

  • Cost Effectively Incorporating New Technology into Your Operation
    Ken Pereira, GM and VP Alternate Care Solutions, with a panel of experts
    10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., April 14, 2010
  • Providing IgG Therapy and Getting Paid for It: A Team Approach is Key to Success
    Jeanne Lugli, General Manager of Advantage Reimbursement participating with Frank Marr from Walgreens-Option Care and Alan Huber of Biofusion
    12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m., April 15, 2010
  • Reducing Outstanding Receivables by Obtaining Copay and Deductibles Up Front
    Kathy Laorenza, Manager of Advantage Reimbursement
    5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., April 13, 2010
    4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., April 14, 2010
  • Recruiting, Training and Retaining Reimbursement Staff
    Brenda Langlais, Manager of Advantage Reimbursement
    5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., April 13, 2010
    4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., April 14, 2010

Mediware will demonstrate its HomecareNet and Ascend solutions during the NHIA annual conference in booth #411. Advantage Reimbursement will also be meeting with prospects and customers in booth #208. To schedule time to meet with a Mediware or Advantage Reimbursement representative, please visit, and click the NHIA banner on the homepage.

Mediware initiated its alternate care strategy in November of 2008 with its acquisition of Hann’s On Software and their Ascend pharmacy management system, which is in use by more than 300 specialty pharmacies, small acute care hospitals and home and ambulatory infusion providers. In December 2010, Mediware expanded its investment in the alternate care market with the acquisitions of Healthcare Automation, Inc. and Advantage Reimbursement, Inc., which provide home health management software and reimbursement services to more than 300 providers.

In addition to Mediware Alternate Care Solutions, Mediware provides blood, medication and performance management technologies to more than 1,500 hospitals, clinics and blood centers throughout the world.

About Mediware

Mediware delivers interoperable, best-of-breed software systems that integrate with electronic medical records to improve efficiencies and address safety concerns enabling healthcare organizations to improve care processes while decreasing costs. Core Mediware solutions include blood management technologies for hospitals and blood centers; medication management solutions for hospitals, behavioral health facilities, infusion and specialty pharmacy providers; and business intelligence-based performance management solutions for clinical, regulatory and financial aspects of the broader healthcare market. For more information about Mediware products and services, visit our Web site at