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AvMed Health Plans Selects TCS Healthcare Technologies to Provide Care Management Software Solution

Thursday, January 7, 2010 News on IT in Healthcare J E 4
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Acuity Advanced Care(TM) System will support AvMed's integrated care management platform  

AUBURN, Calif., and MIAMI, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), an industry leader in the development of care management software applications, announced today that AvMed Health Plans has purchased the Acuity Advanced Care (ACUITY) platform.  AvMed Health Plans, one of Florida's oldest and largest not-for-profit health plans, will 'go live' with ACUITY later this year.  

"After reviewing a myriad of different software vendors, AvMed determined that ACUITY was the best fit for our organization.  The care management software solution is comprehensive and dynamic for AvMed's clinical and business needs," remarks Dr. Kirk Cianciolo, AvMed's Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.  He adds further, "ACUITY will assume a central role in how we optimize AvMed's clinical workflows for the future.  ACUITY will provide us a comprehensive platform to fully integrate and utilize information to best serve our members.  The TCS application will help us replace or integrate over 10 information platforms that AvMed has historically relied on."

Rob Pock, TCS CEO and Founder, notes that "TCS looks forward to supporting AvMed's mission through their quality-based, health plan offering. TCS has been working closely with clients like AvMed for over 25 years.  ACUITY is one of the most dynamic care management software applications available on the market today that will empower AvMed to take its care management program to the next level."  

Sandy Brower-Stenger, RN, Senior Director, Medical Operations, comments "AvMed is working closely with TCS staff to implement the ACUITY platform, which will enhance our ability to better care for individual health plan members, along with providing dynamic information back to our health plan partners."  

For more information about TCS, call (530) 886-1700 ext. 211 or go to www.tcshealthcare.com.

AvMed Health Plans (www.avmed.org) is one of Florida's oldest and largest not-for-profit health plans, improving access to health care for more than 35 years. AvMed is one of only a few health plans in the United States that enjoys dual "Excellent" accreditation status for its Commercial and Medicare Health plan from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  The Excellent rating is NCQA's highest accreditation status for service and clinical quality.  For the fifth consecutive year, AvMed has received the highest overall rating of any Florida plan reporting Health Maintenance Organization and Point of Service product data to the NCQA from the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey (CAHPS).

TCS Healthcare Technologies (www.tcshealthcare.com) is a leading provider of software and clinical solutions that support and improve population health management strategies for health plans, insurers, providers, third party administrators, medical management companies, and others. TCS applications support a wide range of care management transactions including utilization management, case management, disease management and wellness interventions.  

SOURCE TCS Healthcare Technologies

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