PALM CITY, Fla. and AGOURA HILLS, Calif., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Optima Healthcare Solutions and Casamba LLC, the leaders in therapy management software, announced today that they plan to work together to develop a comprehensive national repository for outcomes-related therapy data. The companies believe that the repository, known as OutcomeMeasures.com, can make an important contribution to improving quality in post- acute care, and are forming a non-profit organization to administer it.
Originally launched by Optima in 2014, OutcomeMeasures.com is a repository for the collection and scoring of de-identified CARE Mobility and Self-Care Item assessments and related clinical data, which currently has over 3 million pending and submitted assessments. Working together, the companies plan to encourage their customers, who represent more than 15,000 sites of service, to contribute assessment information to OutcomeMeasures.com. To facilitate broad adoption, OutcomeMeasures.com will offer training and certifications services, and provide continuing education credits for such training. The companies hope that, as the central collection point for outcomes-related therapy data, OutcomeMeasures.com will enable benchmark reporting and clinical decision support while informing industry, regulatory and reimbursement discussions.
The companies plan to seek participation from therapy providers, industry associations, government agencies and other EHR software vendors. Interfaces to OutcomeMeasures.com allow assessment information collected in any certified EHR system to be auto-submitted to the national data repository.
"Outcomes data will be a crucial part of our healthcare system going forward," said Steve Mackie, Optima's Founder and Chief Customer Officer. "We're proud to partner with Casamba and with Ellen Strunk, a leading industry expert in post-acute care, to develop a comprehensive national repository for such data. We believe this data will be of great benefit to both providers and the patients they serve, and we are excited to take this effort to the next level."
"As value-based purchasing moves outcomes data to the forefront of our industry, a common system of collecting and benchmarking has become crucial to the success of all therapy providers," said Ronnie Amrany, Casamba's Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward to working with Optima and others in the industry to use this collective data to improve outcomes and enhance the overall patient experience."
Optima Healthcare Solutions is a single software platform for therapy, homecare and clinics. More than 9,000 sites across the country entrust Optima to deliver software that improves patient outcomes and increases operating efficiencies. Optima has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for each year since 2012. For more information visit optimahcs.com.
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Casamba is a software company providing integrated technology solutions in more than 8000 Skilled Nursing Facilities, Inpatient Rehab Facilities, Acute Rehab Units, Outpatient Locations and Home Health Organizations. Providing end to end therapy management, Casamba solutions include clinical, labor, billing and aggregate reporting for organizations that deliver acute and post-acute therapy services plus interfaces that streamline and enhance the exchange of important EMR and statistical data across the continuum of care.
About Ellen Strunk
Ellen Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC is president and owner of Rehab Resources and Consulting, Inc. a company providing consulting and training to post-acute care providers. Ellen has worked with more than 60 organizations to provide resources to improve efficiency, processes, compliance and value. For more information, visit RehabResourcesAndConsulting.com
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