Auburn, California and Little Rock, Arkansas / PRNewswire / June 12, 2008 — The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS) announced today a partnership to bring a highly functional and user-friendly care management software application, called ACUITY AnyWare, to case managers as a membership benefit of CMSA. ###
Peter Moran, RN, BC, BSN, MS, CCM, CMSA President, notes “The new application, called ACUITY AnyWare, will support both individual case managers and small groups through a web-enabled application without the need to install expensive software or have technical support to maintain it. It is a way for independents and small groups to transition from paper and easily run reports. In addition, it is the first software that embedded the Case Management Adherence Guidelines (CMAGs) as an integrated tool. CMSA is looking forward to offering this cutting-edge application to CMSA members through a special discounting arrangement with TCS.” CMSA members can license this new application for less than $200 per month.
Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN, CMSA Executive Director, adds “We are looking forward to introducing ACUITY AnyWare at CMSA's 18th Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando. TCS’s care management solution fills an obvious void by allowing independent case managers to have access to a dynamic system that tracks and supports patients with chronic conditions who are enrolled in case and disease management programs.” During the CMSA conference next week, attendees will have several opportunities to see a demo of the new application. Online demos are also available at www.cmsa.org or www.tcshealthcare.com.
Rob Pock, TCS Founder and CEO further elaborates that “The partnership between TCS and CMSA is a natural fit. With TCS’ three decades of experience with designing and implementing software applications for health plans, care management organizations, and others, the launch of ACUITY AnyWare supports a key element of CMSA’s mission to upgrade the electronic tools available to the entire spectrum of case managers and other clinicians.” In addition to ACUITY AnyWare, TCS will continue to offer its enterprise version as well, called acuity advanced care™ (ACUITY v.5.4), which is designed to meet the needs of larger organizations.
Pat Stricker, RN, M.Ed., Vice-President of Clinical and Client Services at TCS, comments that “ACUITY AnyWare will permit independent case managers and others small groups, who have not been able to afford a traditional care management software application, to take advantage of a robust electronic management system that helps automate care management workflows. For example, a number of important resources are integrated into ACUITY AnyWare -- including a General Health and Wellness Program which is made up of eight assessments and eight care plans that link together patient problems, goals, interventions and outcomes. The assessments automatically generate care plans, based on risk factors identified in the assessment.”
Among other attributes, Pock notes “ACUITY AnyWare also uses a ‘task manager’ that helps clinicians keep track of daily activities and integrates superior browser, navigational and dashboard functionalities that allow users to search, monitor and report on various medical management activities, benchmarks, and outcomes.”
For more information about ACUITY AnyWare, please contact John Sekerak (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (530) 886-1700 ext. 211 or Robert Pruss (email@example.com) at (501) 673-1142.