New Product Goes Live At WellStar Health System
(PRWEB) November 23, 2000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sandra Lucius, RN, MSN for The KRC Group, Inc.
Nancy Kemp for WellStar Health System
November 20, 2000
HEADLINE: The KRC Group, Inc. and WellStar Health System Announce The Completion and Implementation of iCaremanagerÂ®
BODY: The completion of development and implementation of iCaremanager was announced by The KRC Group, Inc. and The WellStar Health System today in Marietta, Georgia.
In development for the last year, iCaremanager is a comprehensive Disease Specific - Case Management Product allowing the professional staff to perform those tasks of patient management ranging from initial assessment, treatment compliance through discharge. While the delivery platform for WellStar is based on their unique intranet system, the product may be delivered to any healthcare organization using the rapidly emerging Application Service Provider (ASP) model. With either delivery mode, the professional caregiver may access and update key patient information and case management standards anywhere there is access to the internet through a web browsers.
Sandra Lucius, RN, MSN, The KRC GroupÂs President and COO says that, Â WellStar had been utilizing a very successful, self developed High Risk Disease - Case Management application for a number of years. We saw incredible potential to both web enable a product for them, and then take it to the market place in order to meet the difficult market demands of todayÂs managed care market place.Â
ÂIn a time of limited resources and declining reimbursements for services, the healthcare industry continues to search for new ways to improve efficiency, quality and effectiveness.Â, according to Larry Haldeman, MD, Executive Vice President of Medical Management of WellStar Health System. ÂThis application has assisted our efforts to aggressively manage these high risk population with success.Â
According to Bill Rogers, The KRC GroupÂs Chief Technical Officer, ÂOur development objective was to build a product that would bring the latest technologies to the case management arena, while allowing the healthcare professional to use those technologies in a very intuitive manner. We believe we have successfully accomplished that objective.Â
Tricia Hart, BSN, RN, WellStarÂs Care Coordination Manager says, ÂiCaremanager allows tracking of staff productivity on a minute to minute basis, provides quick and easy access of patient information and the integration of all of our case management programs.Â
The KRC Group, Inc., headquartered in Marietta, Ga., provides healthcare software products, custom programming and consulting services.
WellStar Health System is a community-owned and operated network including Cobb, Douglas, Kennestone, Paulding and Windy Hill hospitals; WellStar Physicians Group; Medical Centers; Neighborhood Healthcare Centers; Health Place; Homecare; Hospice; Atherton Place; and WellStar Foundation.
For More Information Contact: Sandra Lucius, RN, MSN, The KRC Group, Inc., 678.488.4357 or sandra. lucius@icaremanager. com or
Nancy Kemp, Director Medical Management, WellStar Health System, 770.792.5440 or nancy. kemp@wellstar. org.