LINCOLN, NEB., June 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA and NRCIB) was recently selected by AngMar Medical Holdings, Inc. to implement its full line of OCS HomeCare products, including Home Health CAHPS® (HHCAHPS) and the Healthcare Information Platform (HIP) for predictive analytics and benchmarking. With the help of these integrated programs and personalized support, AngMar home health agencies seek to strengthen improvement of patient experiences and outcomes, while focusing on key performance measures such as 30-day hospital readmission rates. In addition, AngMar agencies aim to more easily and effectively demonstrate value to hospitals and other providers as care coordination partners.

National Research will install its full line of home health products at all AngMar agency locations throughout ten states, including Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas.

"A key reason we selected National Research is because our organization values a more forward-thinking approach to cross-continuum healthcare strategies and personalized support that guides our home health agencies to better understand and effectively use agency data," said Anthony P. Miller, MPT, MTC, MS, ATC, COS-C, vice president of Therapy Services at AngMar Medical Holdings. "Plus, we were impressed with the clinical expertise included with their support model, which helps coach agencies to not only identify improvement opportunities and build action plans, but to make use of results and improvement trends that will help demonstrate value to consumers and care coordination partners in the communities we serve."

With the addition of special tools and supplementary reports such as Star Rating Detailed Analysis Reports and Referral Résumés, AngMar home health agencies will be able to more easily pursue strategies that establish favorable brand perception among consumers and encourage referral partnerships with hospitals and other healthcare providers across the healthcare continuum.

"AngMar Medical Holdings is a recognized leader in patient-centered home health care," said Steve Jackson, group president, National Research Corporation. "We look forward to partnering with AngMar to help drive better patient experiences and more positive outcomes. Our goal is to make an impact in support of the company's objective to provide exemplary healthcare in their local communities."

About AngMar Medical Holdings, Inc.

AngMar Medical Holdings, Inc. is a privately run family company that operates a network of multiple home health care agencies with locations in ten states. The companies that serve patients under the AngMar umbrella include: Angels Care Home Health, Angels Above Us, Angel Care Health Services, Family Care of Texas, Crown Health Services and Specialty Nurses Home Health.

Headquartered in Mansfield, Texas, AngMar began modestly at the kitchen table of company founders, Angela and Mark Eddins, who recognized a need in the community for exemplary health care for seniors who had limited mobility or transportation. Since 2000, AngMar's team of health care professionals has served more than 88,000 patients. Those numbers continue to grow, fueled by the specialized patient-centered care that the company provides and its commitment to excellence in serving its local communities.

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About National Research Corporation

For more than 30 years, National Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA and NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today the company's focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum, which extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders.

Currently recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the largest patient satisfaction measurement firms in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management.

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CONTACT: Molli Samuels Director of Marketing AngMar Medical Holdings, Inc. 877-469-6739 Scott Smith Director of Marketing National Research Corporation 800-388-4264

Source:National Research Corporation