Chicago, IL – ProviNET Solutions, a comprehensive technology services provider for the senior health and living sector, announced today the formation of Project Elevate, an associated solutions consortium conceived to meet evolving demands in the long-term and post-acute care market. The Elevate consortium brings together a collection of vendors, each providing a unique service or functionality that supports a superior integrated solution for comprehensive health data management across the full senior care continuum.
As provider organizations in long-term care outgrow their legacy technology application strategy, many grapple with the decision to upgrade or replace. Many older systems are client server-based, adding significant capital, maintenance and resource cost burdens to organizations that are already being squeezed by tighter regulations and shrinking margins. To further complicate the situation, recent vendor acquisitions and mergers have cast doubt on the future availability of some products and services.
ProviNET’s approach brings together and leverages leading-edge innovators from various sub-segments of the senior care data management industry, creating a fully comprehensive, cloud-based solution that is “greater than the sum of its parts,” according to Carl Goodfriend, CIO of this Chicago-based company.
“Given recent volatility in the EHR marketplace, we saw an emerging need and a corresponding opportunity,” Goodfriend says. “For organizations who choose or are forced to upgrade their existing EHR system, this strategic collection of innovative software functionality will allow us to contribute to a complete replacement solution that meets both current and emerging needs across the senior care market.”
Goodfriend also said the Elevate consortium is committed to not only providing CCRC’s with best-of-breed functionality, but doing so in the most cost-effective way possible. He noted that evolving beyond client server-based legacy systems – which require significant technology infrastructure and investment – allows modern LTPAC organizations to focus on providing exceptional care for their residents.
Project Elevate includes the following companies:
The 17-year-old software developer’s HealthMEDX Vision® EMR platform was selected for its comprehensive architecture that enables a single patient record across all care settings. With comprehensive enterprise architecture, user-friendly interfaces and multiple mobile options, it includes extensive clinical functionality expressly designed for long-term care, as well as census, billing, sales and marketing solutions.
Delivering point-of-sale, billing and resident access functions, FullCount brings a complete package of transactional options and interfaces associated with retirement communities. As traditional long-term facilities continue consolidating, FullCount’s senior living-specific design fills the consortium’s need for resident-facing features and functionality.
As the ongoing trend toward LTPAC consolidation continues, TheWorxHub is designed for broad-based facilities management. The company’s operations management functions encompass everything from maintenance, housekeeping, transportation, inventory & IT, and covers the full non-acute spectrum of operations, including CCRC, IL, SNF, AL and MCUs.
A/P, General Ledger & budgeting tool. A decades-long leader in the area of non-profit fundraising and data management, Blackbaud’s expertise in mission-driven accounting allows the Provinet Allied Data Solution to integrate 501(c)(3) best practices with the LTPAC financial functionality of the Vision platform to ensure accurate accounting and reimbursement practices.
Caremerge is a revolutionary, award-winning cloud-based care coordination and communication platform designed to place the resident/patient at the center. Our integration-ready ConnectedCare™ solutions cover the full spectrum of the care continuum to bring all stakeholders (care teams, case managers, hospital, physicians, payers, families, and residents) together while consolidating data in order to break down silos ensuring the right people gain access to the right information at the right time to provide the best possible care.
“We’re excited about the possibilities of this unique endeavor,” says Pam Pure, CEO of HealthMEDX. “We’ve seen great success with post-acute providers who are committed to creating a sustainable EMR strategy that truly adds operational value, while facilitating service line expansion and growth. Our association with ProviNET, FullCount, TheWorxhub, Blackbaud, and Caremerge aligns us with the leading LTPAC technology providers and creates a natural extension of our full-continuum strategy.”