Ensemble-based CMS Quality Manager Will Deliver Real-time Quality Data
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—September 21, 2009—InterSystems Corporation today announced that Technology Medical Partners (T-M-Partners) has selected the InterSystems Ensemble® rapid integration and development platform for its CMS Quality Manager healthcare application. The first of many healthcare technology solutions under development by T-M-Partners, CMS Quality Manager is designed to vastly improve the data abstraction and administrative processes of reporting core measures to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).
InterSystems develops innovative integration, database, and business intelligence products. T-M-Partners, an InterSystems application partner, has made a name for itself developing composite healthcare solutions that improve quality, cash flow and efficiencies for healthcare providers through the improvement of data access, administrative workflow and quality.
Ensemble is used to develop and integrate mission-critical applications, leverage previous software investments through composite applications, and establish an enterprise service bus or SOA infrastructure. Ensemble-based projects are deployed in hundreds of organizations in healthcare, government, financial services, and other industries where reliability and high-performance are paramount concerns.
“Healthcare has many human-based processes in need of data access, automation and process improvement,” said Jeff Burke, Managing Partner at T-M-Partners. “The InterSystems Ensemble platform enables us to rapidly configure these processes and access data in a way that simplifies the user experience and do so on a platform designed for continuous improvement, speed and scalability. The bottom line benefit to healthcare providers includes higher quality, lower costs, higher efficiency and improved patient and employee satisfaction.”
Delivering Benefits of Real Time Quality Data
The ability of the Ensemble-based CMS Quality Manager to provide data in real-time mode leads to improvement and control of quality processes and patient outcomes, according to Burke. “Efficient reporting of CMS quality data is just the beginning,” he noted. “Quality measures that are actionable in real time will allow for rapid corrective actions and better quality of care processes. And,” Burke continued, “dashboards provide forms, charts, reports, tables and graphs that present executives and managers with key quality data in the format they prefer.”In addition, the CMS Quality Manager portal provides role-based access to key items such as processes, activities, tasks lists and roles. The application also provides automated workflow that enables CMS Quality Report processes, notifications, alerts, escalations and delegation. “Rules and alerts will enable care-givers to properly meet quality guidelines and improve in real time, rather than in weeks, or even months, after the fact,” Burke pointed out. “That real-time improvement of outcomes leads to financial rewards and patient satisfaction as well as improved pay for performance.”
“T-M-Partners’ healthcare expertise in quality methods like Six Sigma coupled with their experience in technology implementations and solution development means that they are helping their clients apply business process and technology directly to high impact, highly visible pain points. This yields more immediate financial returns,” said Matthew Nee, InterSystems Vice President of North American Sales. “We are excited to have been selected as T-M-Partners’ platform of choice for the development of composite healthcare applications like their new CMS Quality Manager.”
InterSystems Corporation is the worldwide leader in software for connected healthcare. With headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in 21 countries, InterSystems provides innovative products that enable fast development, deployment, and integration of enterprise-class applications. InterSystems CACHÉ® is a high performance object database that makes applications faster and more scalable. InterSystems Ensemble® is a rapid integration and development platform that enriches applications with new functionality, and makes them connectable. InterSystems HealthShare™ is a platform that enables the fastest creation of an Electronic Health Record for regional or national health information exchange. InterSystems DeepSee™ is software that makes it possible to embed real-time business intelligence in transactional applications, enabling better operational decisions. InterSystems is the world’s #1 vendor of database and integration technologies for healthcare applications. InterSystems products are used by thousands of hospitals and labs, including all 21 hospitals on the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit InterSystems.com.
About Technology Medical Partners
Technology Medical Partners (T-M-Partners) was founded in 2004 and is focused on Healthcare Performance Improvement with Composite Solutions. T-M-Partners delivers value-added information technology solutions and services to the Healthcare Industry. We focus on the business performance improvement of “healthcare providers” (Hospitals and Large Physician Practices). As a consulting channel partner of other technology solutions, TMP brings a comprehensive array of solutions, products and services together with experience and leadership in Healthcare Solutions delivery. Specifically, we look at the processes across the hospital that impact financial performance, quality measures, business operations, revenue cycle management and other critical success factors of the management team. See www.t-m-partners.net for more information.
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