Thursday, October 27, 2016
Case managers are burdened by heavy workloads, numerous tasks, and demanding time frames. In addition, they need to have a vast amount of knowledge about a myriad of health care topics (e.g., conditions and diseases; insurance and benefits; available financial and community resources; treatment protocols; clinical standards and guidelines; medications, including dosages, indications, and side effects; and many, many more). It is impossible for nurses to memorize everything they need to know. The constant pressure to provide the best possible care and stay up-to-date with current knowledge and practices is a daunting task for even the most qualified case managers.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
At TCS, we’re looking forward to National Case Management Week. We’ve been supporting the work of case managers (and others involved in this ever-important industry) since 1983. We thought we’d prepare for this noteworthy week with a discussion on the history of case management and how it’s evolved through the years. According to the Case Management Society of America (CMSA), care management is “a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote quality, cost-effective outcomes.” That definition should be familiar to all of us in the industry. However, this was not always the case.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
TCS Healthcare Technologies is an great place to work with even greater people. Each month we like to take a moment to recognize the dedicated individuals that shape our company with the employee spotlight blog series. This month we are featuring Travis Pearson, Software Engineer.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Healthcare spending cannot be reduced unless everyone does their part. While a single individual cannot make a significant impact on the overall healthcare costs, thousands of case managers working together to reduce costs - wherever possible - each day - on each client, can certainly make a difference.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
At TCS Healthcare, our ACUITY Care Management software system allows information collected from HRAs, along with patient interviews, clinical data, and other sources to synchronize automatically. Read more about the history of this effective tool, its use in the promotion of wellness, and the impact of the HRA in today’s patient care and reimbursement models.