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Pathway Health Announces Distribution Agreement with Briggs Healthcare

We are pleased to announce that Pathway Health has signed a distribution agreement with Briggs Healthcare, a leading provider of compliance tools and expertise for the post-acute market. Pathway Health’s compliance resources are now available on the Briggs Healthcare website.

Pathway Health continues to focus on the development of strategic relationships to support post-acute providers’ ongoing success.

We are excited to partner with Pathway Health for many reasons – most importantly to further grow the portfolio of critical clinical and compliance support solutions we offer post-acute care providers,” said Jeff Kane, General Manager of Briggs Healthcare.

The distribution agreement supports Pathway Health’s vision of providing post-acute leaders with the insight, expertise and knowledge needed for ongoing operational success.

 

About Briggs Healthcare

Briggs Healthcare is a trusted partner and leading provider of compliance tools and expertise, serving the post-acute market for more than 70 years. Briggs provides more than 50,000 customers with regulatory and clinical documentation, professional references and resources, and medical records equipment and supplies. In addition, we are a source for compliance services, data workflow and analytic capabilities and full-service home health consulting through our subsidiaries, SimpleLTC, ezPBJ and Selman-Holman & Associates. Visit Briggs online at BriggsHealthcare.com for more information.

 

Download a copy of the media release here.

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Pathway Health Announces Distribution Agreement with Briggs Healthcare

We are pleased to announce that Pathway Health has signed a distribution agreement with Briggs Healthcare, a leading provider of compliance tools and expertise for the post-acute market. Pathway Health’s compliance resources are now available on the Briggs Healthcare website.

Pathway Health continues to focus on the development of strategic relationships to support post-acute providers’ ongoing success.

We are excited to partner with Pathway Health for many reasons – most importantly to further grow the portfolio of critical clinical and compliance support solutions we offer post-acute care providers,” said Jeff Kane, General Manager of Briggs Healthcare.

The distribution agreement supports Pathway Health’s vision of providing post-acute leaders with the insight, expertise and knowledge needed for ongoing operational success.

 

About Briggs Healthcare

Briggs Healthcare is a trusted partner and leading provider of compliance tools and expertise, serving the post-acute market for more than 70 years. Briggs provides more than 50,000 customers with regulatory and clinical documentation, professional references and resources, and medical records equipment and supplies. In addition, we are a source for compliance services, data workflow and analytic capabilities and full-service home health consulting through our subsidiaries, SimpleLTC, ezPBJ and Selman-Holman & Associates. Visit Briggs online at BriggsHealthcare.com for more information.

 

Download a copy of the media release here.

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Peter B. Schuna Appointed Co-Chair of Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee

We are pleased to announce that Peter B. Schuna, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pathway Health, has been appointed by Commissioner Jan K. Malcolm, Minnesota Department of Health, to serve as Co-Chair of the Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee, beginning July 1, 2019, for a two-year term. Mr. Schuna will join Dr. Sonja Short, current e-Health Advisory Committee Co-Chair, and work with committee members to set the agenda for how Minnesota will approach the integration of effective health information technology into the future.

 

Peter B. Schuna

I am honored to help guide the committee to achieve Minnesota’s e-Health vision that ‘All communities and individuals benefit from and are empowered by information and technology that advances health equity and supports health and well-being.’

 

 

 

 

The Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee was established in 2004 under Minnesota Statute. Committee membership is composed of members representing a broad spectrum of health care stakeholders throughout Minnesota, who are appointed by the Commissioner of Health. The Advisory Committee advises on policy and has convened workgroups to develop and implement a statewide plan for meeting Minnesota’s 2015 Interoperable Electronic Health Record Mandate.

For more information regarding the Minnesota e-Health Initiative Advisory Committee, visit their website.

Download the press release here.

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Announcing Exclusive INTERACT® License Agreement

Pathway Health announces they have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) to provide INTERACT® training, education, management, consulting services, including INTERACT™ 4.0 for Skilled Nursing Facilities, INTERACT™ 1.0 for Assisted Living and INTERACT™ 1.0 for Home Health. Under the terms of the agreement Pathway Health will also be sub-licensing the copyrighted INTERACT™ 4.0 and INTERACT™ 1.0 systems to entities such as Electronic Health Record providers and other technologies that want to incorporate INTERACT into their product offerings.

“Our nearly 20 years as a proven resource to the health care field, coupled with our insight, expertise and knowledge in the post-acute care continuum were the reasons that FAU selected Pathway Health as the exclusive company with the right to license and provide training, education and expertise to providers implementing INTERACT,” said Pathway Health Chief Executive Officer Peter B. Schuna.

INTERACT® (Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers) is a quality improvement program that focuses on the management of acute change in patient condition. It includes clinical and educational tools, strategies to implement them, and related educational resources.

“Even though the INTERACT quality improvement program is publicly available, effective implementation and ongoing training are key to substantially reduce unnecessary interventions, as well as complications and costs associated with these interventions,” said FAU Vice President for Research Daniel C. Flynn, Ph.D.

Through this agreement, Pathway Health will continue to leverage their expansive network of consultants and strategic partners to help reduce hospital readmission rates and improve overall efficiencies.

“Pathway Health’s expert consultants will collaboratively assist hospitals, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, home care companies and accountable care organizations improve the quality of care by providing key insights and training to support providers’ value-based care initiatives,” commented INTERACT creator Joseph G. Ouslander, M.D.

To learn more about how to effectively implement INTERACT or becoming a strategic partner, contact Peter Schuna at 877-777-5463.

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Announcing Exclusive INTERACT® License Agreement

Pathway Health announces they have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) to provide INTERACT® training, education, management, consulting services, including INTERACT™ 4.0 for Skilled Nursing Facilities, INTERACT™ 1.0 for Assisted Living and INTERACT™ 1.0 for Home Health. Under the terms of the agreement Pathway Health will also be sub-licensing the copyrighted INTERACT™ 4.0 and INTERACT™ 1.0 systems to entities such as Electronic Health Record providers and other technologies that want to incorporate INTERACT into their product offerings.

“Our nearly 20 years as a proven resource to the health care field, coupled with our insight, expertise and knowledge in the post-acute care continuum were the reasons that FAU selected Pathway Health as the exclusive company with the right to license and provide training, education and expertise to providers implementing INTERACT,” said Pathway Health Chief Executive Officer Peter B. Schuna.

INTERACT® (Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers) is a quality improvement program that focuses on the management of acute change in patient condition. It includes clinical and educational tools, strategies to implement them, and related educational resources.

“Even though the INTERACT quality improvement program is publicly available, effective implementation and ongoing training are key to substantially reduce unnecessary interventions, as well as complications and costs associated with these interventions,” said FAU Vice President for Research Daniel C. Flynn, Ph.D.

Through this agreement, Pathway Health will continue to leverage their expansive network of consultants and strategic partners to help reduce hospital readmission rates and improve overall efficiencies.

“Pathway Health’s expert consultants will collaboratively assist hospitals, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, home care companies and accountable care organizations improve the quality of care by providing key insights and training to support providers’ value-based care initiatives,” commented INTERACT creator Joseph G. Ouslander, M.D.

To learn more about how to effectively implement INTERACT or becoming a strategic partner, contact Peter Schuna at 877-777-5463.

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Announcing Strategic Partnership with Virtual Health

We are pleased to announce a new partnership that will provide Pathway Health’s clients with data, tools and business intelligence to facilitate collaboration across the health care continuum. 

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Pathway Health and Virtual Health (www.virtualhealth.com), the leading provider of population health management technology for value-based care, have announced a new strategic partnership that will empower post-acute providers with consulting expertise and ground-breaking technology to sustain performance improvement and support at-risk payment models. Virtual Health’s platform will provide Pathway Health’s clients with data, tools and business intelligence to facilitate collaboration across the health care continuum.

“Virtual Health is the first end-to-end ecosystem purpose-built to support value-based care, connecting key players, improving patient care delivery and reducing costs,” said Virtual Health Chief Executive Officer and Founder Adam Sabloff. “This collaboration equips Pathway Health’s post-acute care experts with the most comprehensive technology in the marketplace as they work with cross-functional teams to enhance collaboration, quality of care, and patient outcomes.”

For more than two decades, health care leaders have turned to Pathway Health to help improve quality, reimbursement and clinical outcomes. Now, Pathway Health’s expert consultants can leverage Virtual Health’s predictive analytics, risk stratification, clinical analysis and workflow management tools to optimally support value-based care initiatives.

“We are pleased to team up with innovative partners who contribute to our clients’ success in the new era of health care reform,” said Pathway Health Chief Executive Officer, Peter B. Schuna. “Virtual Health’s technology platform will help streamline our clients’ quality and disease-state management processes, reduce hospital readmission rates and improve overall efficiencies.

Contact us to learn how we can assist your organization with improved outcomes.

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Announcing Strategic Partnership with Prime Care Technologies

Pathway Health, a leading post-acute consulting services, executive search, interim management and education services organization and Prime Care Technologies, a leading long-term care source for cloud-based hosting and revenue cycle management apps, announce a new strategic partnership that will empower long-term/post-acute care (LTPAC) providers with both the consulting expertise and the cutting-edge technology to sustain performance improvement organization-wide.

For two decades, healthcare leaders have turned to Pathway Health to improve quality, reimbursement and clinical outcomes. Now Pathway Health’s signature expertise and resources will be combined with Prime Care’s technology platform, evolved over a decade for long-term care needs, to make streamlined operational performance and control over financial outcomes…a reality.

“We have been seeking the right business intelligence technology partner to support our clients in the new era of health care reform and value based payment models,” commented Pathway Health President and Chief Executive Officer, Peter B. Schuna. “Prime Care has a robust, cloud-based hosting and application suite to help providers optimize operational performance in areas ranging from claims processing to procurement, workforce management, interoperability and more. Their dashboard, which provides a single point of access to all of an organization’s critical systems, is a game changer.”

“Pathway Health is highly respected in the industry, with more than 150 clinical and operational experts in long-term and post-acute care,” observed Prime Care Technologies president, Jim Hoey. “This collaboration leverages Pathway Health’s highly-revered and in-demand expert insights with Prime Care’s technology solutions and business intelligence. It’s a powerful combination of critical expertise and leading edge technology not seen before in this industry.”

The Pathway Health – Prime Care partnership will give providers the technology to streamline processes and harness their data for real business intelligence, along with the expert insights to leverage that data to drive unprecedented performance across the enterprise.

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CMS NEWS: PR Medicare Fee-for-Service Utilization and Payment Data Available

CMS-thumbThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a public data set that provides information on services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by home health agencies.

To see the full press release, click here.

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What is the level of security at your organization?

Cyber Monday is a big day for the Internet, especially with online retailers. But today is also an important day for information technology professionals. In 1988, Nov. 30 was designated Computer Security Day across the world.

Over the past 25 years, the importance of Computer Security Day has grown, as hardware and information systems have become even more vulnerable to attacks, hacks and accidents.

Because software and cloud systems contain mass amounts of personal financial and health information, and because the average American carries a ‘computer’ in their pockets (mobile devices), Pathway Health wants to stress the importance of IT protection.

The system-wide responsibilities of your organization:

  1. Turn on and maintain a firewall.
  2. Ensure your wireless network is secure.
  3. Install, update and properly run antivirus software.
  4. Clear any outdated or unused programs.
  5. Routinely back up important data.

The shared responsibilities of your staff:

  • Review the organization’s IT security policy, including office equipment and in-the-field laptops or electronic notebooks.
  • Log off or lock computers, before stepping away from a workspace.
  • Periodically remove temporary Internet files and cookies.
  • Understand the importance of using strong passwords.
  • Do NOT share passwords or allow a browser to store passwords.

From IT security to implementing the latest EHR programs, Pathway Health is dedicated to bringing technology to the forefront of the long-term care industry.

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Peter Schuna
President and COO
Pathway Health

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