Two years after the initial launch, AcuStrat continues to gain steam with Acuity Advanced Care® customers. AcuStrat is a user-friendly data mining and population management tool that helps automate and standardize care management processes in a wide array of healthcare settings.
According to Jean McCabe, RN, Clinical Business Analysis and Standards Specialist for Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, “After integrating AcuStrat into our care management operations, Neighborhood has improved efficiencies and quality results. By using AcuStrat, we now have an almost unlimited ability to turn patient information into actionable events, using a full array of automated functions. It saves an immense amount of time for staff.”
“AcuStrat is clearly a cutting-edge care management solution,” says Pat Stricker, RN, M.Ed., Vice-President of Clinical and Client Services at TCS. “By automating critical screening and medical management actions, AcuStrat helps drive and enhance workflows to standardize clinical interventions. This application is taking care management interventions to the next level.”
Michelle Lupoli, RN, MS, CCM, Director of Medical Management at Neighborhood, feels use of AcuStrat and ACUITY is transforming her company’s medical management workflows, which is “benefiting members in ways that we only imagined a few years ago. By leveraging TCS’ technology, we have the information we need to more effectively manage care and improve clinical outcomes.”
TCS Founder and CEO Rob Pock adds, “AcuStrat eliminates the need to sift through data manually because the sophisticated electronic filters are easy to configure and use. The efficiency gains from this product, when used in conjunction with ACUITY and other applications, will free-up needed clinical resources and allow the sponsors of care management programs to expand services.”
McCabe elaborates, “We use AcuStrat in Neighborhood’s Bright Start pre-natal program to identify expectant mothers. The system then automatically sends these identified individuals a maternity package and, if additional triggers are met, automatically enrolls them in a wellness maternity program. We also use AcuStrat to update our Diabetes Repository based on key milestones and utilization data, and then use the TCS application to stratify the population to automatically assign health coaches to specific individuals and generate member specific mailings that include a patient report card.”
“As a result of these and other successes, AcuStrat is becoming a key strategy within our health plan to get things done and achieve many of our quality improvement objectives,” Lupoli adds. “Many of our frontline case managers now report that using AcuStrat in conjunction with ACUITY has dramatically increased the amount of time that they can spend with their patients. We are very pleased so far.”
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