Frequently asked questions

What is Connect-4-Care?

Connect 4 Care is a Software as a Service (SaaS) that gives long term post-acute-care a 360-degree view of patients, providers, payers, workforce, facilities and other critical healthcare domains. It simplifies complex data integration, promotes data quality, and facilitates ongoing data governance to ensure sustainability. CEO,’s, COO’s, CFO’s and CMO’s can then analyze diagnoses, treatments, outcomes, costs and revenue across the entire healthcare enterprise. Improves Clinical and Business Integration Connect-4-Care eliminates the data silos that negatively impact the patient experience by unifying business and clinical information across care settings and teams. This provides the most comprehensive picture of the patient journey. Enhances Care Management Providers can analyze diagnoses, treatments, and outcomes across the entire healthcare continuum. Reduces the Cost of Care Help eliminate waste and excessive expenditures by providing the insight needed to minimize readmissions, adverse events, and unnecessary clinical variations and testing. This service allows providers to more efficiently manage labor, supplies, and other resources, resulting in even greater cost savings. Boosts Revenues Providers can uncover out-of-network revenue leakage, gaps in care, and other factors that hinder profitability. They can also find opportunities to glean more revenue from existing sources, identify new markets and populations to serve, and support growth strategies. Enables Transformation to Value-Based Business Models Access a trusted view of complete information across the continuum of care. This supports value-based business models by improving revenue cycles and payer contracting, and empowers providers to take advantage of HEDIS, PQRS, meaningful use, and other incentives. Increases Operational Efficiency A comprehensive view of all encounters across the patient journey helps to improve resource utilization, coordinate treatments across care settings, and improve patient flow. Accelerates Time-to-Value With Pre-Built Business Domains Connect-4-Care organizes all data into nine business domains – clinical, financial, accessibility, patient, provider, payer, facility, organization, and workforce. It includes predefined data quality rules, match/merge rules, process rules, consumption rules, and remediation rules for each domain. Provides Historical Snapshots and Traceability Historical snapshots of inbound data (source records), as well as the golden records that result from the mastered and transactional subjects, are provided. This complete audit trail allows users to analyze mastered domain sources across the entire patient journey. Improves Service-to-Software Ratio Connect-4-Care eliminates the need to create information management applications from scratch. Any needed customizations can be implemented quickly, with a lower software-to-service ratio than typical business application implementations. Enables Proactive Data Stewardship To manage situations in which data rules need to be verified or executed by people, Connect-4-Care provides alerting and a Remediation Portal to enable data stewards to investigate and react quickly and appropriately.

How does it work?

Connections-2-Care – Enables the analysis of the operational volumes and outcomes related to the delivery of care, and facilitates the calculation of industry-standard measures of clinical quality and patient safety. It includes a set of transactional subjects that cover patient care: encounters, diagnoses, orders, observations procedures, surgeries, assessments, patient satisfaction, patient medications, immunizations, allergies, chronic conditions and social habits, episodes, and care plans. Financial – Facilitates analysis of the revenue cycle to support improvements in billing and collections, cost control, and profitability. It includes subjects such as accounts, charges, payments, adjustments, claims, costs, revenues, and expenses. Patient – When combined with the clinical domain, provides a complete 360-degree view of conditions, treatments, and outcomes by patient in support of care management analytics. It contains mastered data for a patient, including attributes such as demographics, identity, and address data. Provider – Used to identify successful providers, as well as those that need additional oversight. It conains mastered data related to providers, who can be physicians or other caregivers, and includes attributes such as specialties, licenses, credentials, certifications, education, privileges, atssignments, and provider group relationships. Payer – Enables the analysis of clinical and financial performance on a payer or health plan-type uncover abnormalities or gaps in performance at specific facilities or locations within them, or by facility types, by supporting drill down into measures on a by-location basis. Facility – Helps to uncover abnormalities or gaps in performance at specific facilities or locations within them, or by facility types, by supporting drill down into measures on a by-location basis. Organization – Enables users to leverage the complete organizational hierarchy for drill-down analytics. It contains mastered data about an organization and its internal departmental and cost center hierarchies, including attributes such as contact information, identifiers, and relationships. Workforce – Enables labor and wage-based operational measures and support analysis of labor demand and availability in conjunction with the Organization domain. It contains mastered data about workers and jobs, and data about work hours and pay.

What does it cost?

Cost very per institution and affiliation. Sample Pricing: $2,000 to $5,000 Monthly Services Fee for AJAS Members Contact Us to learn more...

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What is LT-PAC_4_Health?

LT-PAC_4_Health (Long Term Post Acute Care) In the shift to value-based healthcare, LT-PAC_4_Health enables long-term post-acute-care enterprises to get a 360-degree view of every client. LT-PAC_4_Health collects clinical data from hospitals, doctors’ offices, and community care organizations and unify it with claims and operational data from internal siloed sources, while optimizing the consistency, completeness, and accuracy of that information and making it available to stakeholders in an easy-to-consume way. Supports Data Accuracy and Availability LT-PAC_4_Health unifies data from physicians’ offices, hospitals, nursing homes, telemedicine, and other sources. It then cleanses and enriches it to provide a complete and accurate picture of every transaction, and creates an environment for efficient clinical data exchange and information sharing across providers and facilities. LT-PAC_4_Health makes it easy to provide integrated, high-quality, mastered data for downstream processes that need it. Drives Improvements in Care Quality LT-PAC_4_Health helps health insurers to identify gaps in patient care across providers, and gives them advice on how to close those gaps. A comprehensive view of each member's history across multiple domains can help increase HEDIS scores and CMS Star Quality Ratings, improve the management of chronic care patients, enhance clinical practices to promote better outcomes, and support increased care coordination. Accelerates Provider On-Boarding With LT-PAC_4_Health, data about new providers can be on-boarded easily in diverse forms, including CCD documents, EDI, HL7, and flat files. Improves Information Management and Usage LT-PAC_4_Health facilitates proactive data governance, provides historical snapshots and traceability, and eliminates "code chaos" by enforcing a single set of codes. Additionally, it enforces standardization for all commonly-used enterprise attributes, such as gender and patient type.

What is THINChain?

THINChain is The Health Information Network Chain. THINChain uses blockchain technology to create a user focused electronic health record whilst maintaining a single version of the users's data. THINChain enables the user to give healthcare professionals access to their personal health data. THINChain then records interactions with this data in an auditable, transparent and secure way on the THINChain's distributed ledger.