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Certified INTERACT Champion Program Launched to Assist Providers Prepare for Value-Based Purchasing and Quality Improvement

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. and BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pathway Health, a leading post-acute consulting service, interim management and education company, and INTERACT Training Education And Management Strategies, LLC (I-TEAM), which holds the exclusive, global INTERACT™ training license with Florida Atlantic University, are pleased to announce the launch of the Certified INTERACT Champion (CIC) Program through a strategic collaborative agreement. The INTERACT™ Quality Improvement Program (QIP) is designed to assist post-acute organizations manage changes in patient condition with hospitalization, whenever safe and feasible.

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"I-TEAM is thrilled to team up with Pathway Health to offer the CIC Program to healthcare leaders facing the challenges of healthcare reform," said Lynn Ouslander, chief operating officer for I-TEAM. "Pathway Health's Master Trainers are experts in assisting providers implement and sustain their organization's INTERACT™ Quality Improvement Program."

Integrated health networks and Accountable Care Organizations are forming across the nation at a rapid pace. Post-acute care leaders must align their organization with other healthcare providers in order to meet the demands of Value-Based Purchasing and payment reform in the new era of healthcare. The CIC Program is designed to train clinical leaders, who will serve as champions to implement and sustain the INTERACT™ QIP within their organization to meet these growing demands.

"It is critical for post-acute care providers to implement and integrate key Quality Improvement Programs, such as INTERACT™, to foster excellence in care and position for success," said Lisa A. Thomson, chief marketing and strategy officer for Pathway Health. "Our Master Trainers for the CIC Program look forward to assisting leaders become champions for their organization's key quality initiatives."

I-TEAM and Pathway Health are scheduling CIC Programs for providers and Associations. Visit www.interactteam.org or www.pathwayhealth.com to learn more.

About Pathway Health
Pathway Health (www.pathwayhealth.com) is a leading provider of professional management, consulting, interim, and education solutions for post-acute care organizations. Since 1997, they have provided insight, expertise and knowledge to assist providers achieve their clinical, regulatory, quality and reimbursement goals and provide the resources needed to help organizations stay on the right path to success. Making a positive difference is at the foundation of their values and principles.

About INTERACT T.E.A.M. Strategies, LLC (I-TEAM)
I-TEAM (www.interactteam.org) holds the exclusive, global training license with Florida Atlantic University (owners of INTERACT™ intellectual property) and provides high-quality training, education and consulting services for post-acute providers implementing and sustaining the INTERACT™ Quality Improvement Program.

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Source:Pathway Health