Web-based Resource Centers Will Help States Coordinate and Streamline Access to Information on Long-term Care Options
RESTON, VA – October 27, 2010 – Harmony Information Systems, Inc. (Harmony), the leader in integrated health and human services management, today announced that its strong third quarter results reflect the momentum from Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) efforts to streamline access to long-term care.
The company added three ADRCs to its growing list of customers during the third quarter, including:
- The Idaho Commission on Aging– which is creating a statewide resource center to enable information and referral (I&R) specialists and case managers from Idaho’s six Area Agencies on Aging to manage all resource center activities using one database, and to provide information to caregivers and consumers via a web-based resource center.
- Community Healthcore– which will streamline their intake and referral process using Harmony to automate assessments and more efficiently refer consumers to partner organizations such as the Area Agency on Aging, Independent Living Centers, Workforce Solutions and more.
- The Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living– which will implement a centralized Harmony I&R solution to enable partners including Area Agencies on Aging and organizations serving adults with disabilities to collaborate and consolidate information on home- and community-based services.
“By creating highly visible and trusted places where people of all ages, incomes and disabilities can go to get information on the full range of long-term support options, ADRCs are serving as the cornerstone for long-term care reform in many states,” said Joseph Sander, president and CEO of Harmony Information Systems. “Increasingly, our aging and adult services customers are extending their Harmony case management systems to automate ADRC operations so that consumers can make informed decisions and more easily gain access to long term supports and programs.”
ADRCs are a collaborative effort of the United States Administration on Aging (AoA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to facilitate the dissemination of information on available long-term care resources. ADRCs target services to the elderly and individuals with physical disabilities, serious mental illness, and/or developmental/intellectual disabilities. The ultimate goal of the ADRC is to serve as a “one-stop-shop” for individuals with long-term care needs regardless of their age or disability.
The Harmony suite of solutions is rapidly becoming the standard for aging services organizations throughout the country. The Harmony model for ADRC solutions has been chosen by more sites than any other single model. Harmony for Aging, including fully integrated Information and Referral automation, is the most widely-used solution in the United States for home and community-based care and is relied on by the majority of agencies across the national aging network. Harmony for APS, which was introduced in 2009, is already live in three state-wide deployments. Together, these two Harmony products make up the only fully integrated suite of off-the-shelf solutions for aging services organizations and their web-based delivery model shortens implementation times, decreases upfront capital expenses and provides anywhere, anytime access by case workers.
Harmony Information Systems, Inc., (Harmony), the leader in integrated health and human services management, provides comprehensive solutions that enable organizations to manage growing consumer case loads 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 450 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.