Jan 09, 2013, 12:00 ET from Morrisey Associates

CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentara Healthcare, owner of 10 hospitals and more than 100 medical facilities in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, will soon begin using Morrisey Associates' care management software to become more efficient and improve quality and patient safety.

Sentara purchased the Web-based Morrisey Concurrent Care Manager™ (MCCM™) after conducting a nationwide search and concluding that Morrisey meets the organization's unique requirements.

"Morrisey took the time to understand who we were and what we wanted rather than tell us how wonderful their product is," says Sarah Clark, RN-BC, BSN, CCM, manager for care coordination education at Sentara Healthcare. "They've been amazing to work with, and we're confident that we're getting the best software available."

MCCM automates patient care management processes, enabling hospitals to provide quality care for more patients while reducing errors and securing appropriate reimbursements from insurers. Sentara is preparing for the first phase of implementation in February. The rollout is scheduled to be complete by third quarter 2013.

"MCCM will allow us to track avoidable days, readmissions and care transitions," says Teresa Gonzalvo, RN, BSN, MPA, CPHQ, ACM, vice president of care coordination at Sentara Healthcare. "Being able to capture the data and run reports quickly and easily will help us identify areas for performance improvements in a timely fashion."

About Morrisey Associates

Chicago-based Morrisey Associates is a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner and is a world-class healthcare solutions provider for Web-based credentialing and care management applications. Morrisey also provides comprehensive consulting services for physician credentialing and privileging; quality and case management; and regulatory standards and compliance. Visit or call 312/431-0123.

About Sentara Healthcare

Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare operates 10 acute care hospitals, nursing and assisted living centers, outpatient care facilities, imaging centers, and a home health and hospice agency. Modern Healthcare magazine ranked the organization among the nation's top integrated healthcare systems for more than a decade. The not-for-profit system employs more than 4,000 medical providers. Visit or call 800/736-8272.

SOURCE Morrisey Associates