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TCS Healthcare Fully Launches AcuStrat, a Dynamic Data Mining and Population Management Tool

Thursday, September 18, 2008 General News J E 4
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AUBURN, Calif., Sept. 17 TCS Healthcare Technologies, anindustry leader in the development of medical management softwareapplications, is announcing the launch of AcuStrat, version 3.0. AcuStratserves as a sophisticated, yet easy to use and effective data mining andpopulation management tool. AcuStrat helps automate and standardize caremanagement processes in a wide array of health care settings.

"TCS is excited about adding AcuStrat to its list of care managementsoftware offerings," notes Rob Pock, TCS Healthcare Technologies Founder andCEO. He explains, "AcuStrat further enhances the acuity advanced care(TM)(ACUITY) platform and other TCS applications. The electronic tool operates ina wide array of health care and technology settings. Early AcuStrat users areseeing phenomenal results through a very cost-effective and flexibleplatform."

Jean McCabe, RN, CCM, Clinical Business Analysis and Standards Specialistfor Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, observes that, "Just a fewmonths after integrating AcuStrat into our care management operations,Neighborhood is already documenting improved efficiencies and quality results.By using AcuStrat, we now have an almost unlimited ability to turn patientinformation into actionable events, using a full array of automated functions.It saves an immense amount of time for staff."

Michelle Lupoli, RN, MS, CCM, Director of Medical Management atNeighborhood adds, "Through the use of ACUITY and AcuStrat, Neighborhood istransforming our medical management workflows, which is benefiting members inways that we only imagined a few years ago. By partnering with TCS andleveraging their technology, we have the information we need to moreeffectively manage care and improve clinical outcomes."

Pat Stricker, RN, M.Ed., Vice-President of Clinical and Client Services atTCS, says, "AcuStrat is clearly a cutting-edge care management solution. Byautomating critical screening and medical management actions, AcuStrat helpsdrive and enhance workflows to standardize clinical interventions. Thisapplication is taking care management interventions to the next level."

Pock adds, "AcuStrat eliminates the need to sift through data manuallybecause the sophisticated, electronic filters are easy to configure and use.The efficiency gains from this product, when used in conjunction with ACUITYor other applications, will free up needed clinical resources and allow thesponsors 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 automaticallysends these identified individuals a maternity package and, if additionaltriggers are met, automatically enrolls them in a wellness maternity program.We have also used it to identify patients who have Asthma through HEDISbenchmarks, which are coded into AcuStrat."

Lupoli comments further, "As a result of these and other successes,AcuStrat is becoming a key strategy within our health plan to get things doneand achieve many of our quality improvement objectives. Many of our frontlinecase managers now report that using AcuStrat in conjunction with ACUITY hasdramatically increased the amount of time that they can spend with theirpatients. We are very pleased so far."

For more information about AcuStrat or other TCS products, please contactJohn Sekerak at jsekerak@tcshealthcare.com at (530) 886-1700 ext. 211.

TCS Healthcare Technologies (www.tcshealthcare.com) is a leading providerof software and clinical solutions that improve medical management (UM/CM/DM)performance and effectiveness for health plans, insurers, providers, thirdparty administrators, medical management companies, and others, who serve theprivate and public sectors. For more information about TCS, call (530)886-1700 ext. 211 or go to www.tcshealthcare.c
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