Procura leads the way for Ontario Home Care Outcome Based Pathways Clinical Information Systems
Victoria, BC (10/1/2012) - Procura announced readiness to support home care providers who are involved in Ontario's Outcome Based Pathway and Reimbursement Proof of Concept via Procura's Mobile Health platform. Built with the guidance of Procura's own operational and clinical specialists as well as customers, Procura is the first software vendor to deliver a comprehensive and fully integrated solution that takes into consideration near-term requirements of the Proof of Concept (PoC) and the longer term vision of a solution that may extend beyond the PoC.
Effective October 1, selected Ontario Home Care Providers will be participating in an innovative care and service Outcome Based Reimbursement model proof of concept. The proof of concept that extends until March 2013 will be a demonstration project for health partner organizations to evaluate a movement from a traditional "fee-for-service" reimbursement model towards a model that incorporates the use of evidence-based care management protocols for select referrals. For clients who are referred for selected Wound Care and Unilateral Hip and Knee replacements, use of Outcome Based Care Pathways to support the care management process will be pursued.
"Global research into evidence-based Best Practices has determined that for selected treatments and patient characteristics, healing patterns and 'time to heal' can be predicted with reasonable levels of certainty," says Warren Brown, Procura's President. "Clinical information systems such as Procura can help guide the flow of care such that it is aligned with the Pathway to Healing that has been predefined for the Proof of Concept."
Available through Procura's Mobile Health platform, the OBP will provide 'milestones' or 'intervals' alerts that will help ensure that goals, outcomes and interventions are highly visible to clinicians during standard assessment and routine charting activities, and barriers to outcomes are documented. Further, it supports early intervention and improved care processes. Milestones will be monitored to ensure timely, accurate submission for and reimbursement of services.
For the proof of concept, selected Case Management and interval elements will be exchanged with Ontario's primary CCAC Case Management system.
"Procura is an original sponsoring member of the 'Realize the Opportunities' CHRIS integration project and is proud to collaborate with Ontario-based health partners in a Health Information Exchange initiative that may be unparalleled in Canada," says Scott Herrmann, Director of Mobile Solutions."Our Mobile Health platform already supports electronic communication of Referral and Outcome measures and is well positioned to take our customers through the Proof of Concept and beyond. The OBP project is about innovation that will lead to better patient outcomes, and Procura is committed upholding this vision."
Procura is the software vendor of choice for home, community and aged care organizations across North America and Australia. Over 6,000 users at more than 350 customer sites use Procura to manage over 100,000 employees. Our customers include four of the five largest national providers of care in Canada, Kaiser Permanente and Interim HealthCare in the U.S.A. and the four largest providers of care in Australia. Procura is headquartered in Victoria, BC and has offices in Chicago, IL, Boca Raton, FL, and Toowong, QLD.
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