CHANDLER, Ariz., April 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mediware Information Systems, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a business relationship with Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO™). As a result of this new relationship, Mediware's MediLinks® rehabilitation software and FOTO's Web-based outcomes functionality will be integrated, allowing customers to better measure patient outcomes and improve the quality of care.
The integration of the two products will help MediLinks users capture demographic information, track G-codes and provide outcomes reporting. Mediware customers will now be able to examine patient episode information within the MediLinks software and, at the same time, leverage FOTO's ability to measure patient outcomes and benchmarking tools.
"We're extremely excited for this opportunity to team-up with FOTO to further our commitment to the collection and analysis of patient care effectiveness for rehabilitation providers. FOTO is a CMS approved outcomes system with the ability to provide critical insights to determining the value of functional improvement for patients receiving rehabilitation services," said Stuart Foster, GM of Mediware's Rehabilitation and Respiratory Care division. "Mediware is proud to equip our customers with the technology needed to streamline clinical and business processes to meet new payment demands, and deliver the solutions rehabilitation professionals need to optimize the value of care provided to their patients," added Foster.
FOTO President Al Amato, PT., MBA, said, "This partnership will ease the burden of managing compliance demands from payers and legislation, as well as allow users of the MediLinks software more time to focus on patient care."
FOTO's outcomes reports compare treatment effectiveness, treatment efficiency, and patient satisfaction by impairment. The company's database is the largest and most valid external directory for rehabilitation that measures functional outcomes for orthopedic, neurological, work hardening/work conditioning, pain management, cardiovascular pulmonary and pelvic floor dysfunction patients.
Mediware delivers interoperable best-of-breed software systems that improve efficiencies and address safety concerns, enabling healthcare organizations to improve care processes while decreasing costs. Core Mediware solutions include rehabilitation therapy and respiratory care solutions, blood management technologies, cell therapy solutions, medication management solutions, home health solutions including HME/DME and business intelligence-based performance management solutions for clinical, regulatory and financial aspects of the broader healthcare market. Learn more at www.mediware.com.
FOTO is a Knoxville, TN, based corporation that has been continuously improving solutions that efficiently and reliably measure and report functional outcomes for the Rehab industry for 20 years. FOTO's Web-based solutions are risk-adjusted to enable fair and accurate measurement and predictions of the expected improvement in a patient's functional status. Approximately 5 million patient surveys have been compiled in the FOTO database, and researchers have utilized FOTO data to publish over 85 articles on functional outcomes in refereed medical journals. These publications have led the way in enhancing the science of measuring outcomes and the use of outcomes in payment methodologies.
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