SOURCE: MDI Achieve

MDI Achieve

August 06, 2013 12:54 ET

MDI Achieve and OnShift Announce Strategic Partnership

Innovative Joint Solution to Help LTPAC Providers Control Costs and Staff to Levels of Acuity

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN--(Marketwired - Aug 6, 2013) - MDI Achieve, provider of MatrixCare™, the market-leading, certified Electronic Health Record solution for the long-term care and senior living continuum, and OnShift™, the leader in staff scheduling and labor management software for long-term care and senior living, today announced a partnership to deliver unprecedented solutions to address rising acuity levels and deliver cost savings across the post-acute continuum of care.

This partnership will create an absolute cost advantage that allows care providers to consistently deliver higher quality care while more closely managing the cost of labor and other expenses. The joint solution delivers this advantage by rebalancing costs more precisely to cover labor requirements on a resident-by-resident basis.

MDI Achieve Chief Executive Officer and President John Damgaard commented, "The integration of MatrixCare and OnShift allows providers to gain better control of their largest expense, labor. In a regulatory environment where many factors are beyond a provider's control, we are excited to be working with OnShift to ultimately give some cost control back to the provider. This integration will support providers in calculating a total per-patient-day cost, which they must do to profitably participate in ACOs and bundled payment initiatives."

Long-term and post-acute healthcare providers will be able to leverage combined clinical and labor information for better coordination of care, labor cost analytics and insight, and to more effectively manage staffing and realize greater efficiencies. The two companies will work together to seamlessly integrate MatrixCare with OnShift, exchanging data bi-directionally. In addition, a reciprocal channel arrangement is part of the partnership.

"We are excited about our partnership with MDI Achieve," said Mark Woodka, Chief Executive Officer of OnShift. "Our mutual clients will have even greater and more meaningful labor and clinical information, in real-time, at their fingertips for making fast and informed decisions across clinical, financial, and operational areas. Delivering high quality, cost-effective care across the continuum is an imperative, and our work together is a critical step in helping post-acute providers succeed and achieve an absolute cost advantage."

OnShift integration will be accomplished using MatrixCare Connections, a unique and innovative program recently introduced by MDI Achieve. The MatrixCare Connections program will formally certify the interoperability between MatrixCare and third-party systems and service organizations that are critical to providers, ensuring the integrity of information flows that often include Protected Health Information. MatrixCare Connections provides an open, cloud-based platform that supports integration between MatrixCare and third-party applications, devices, and systems, allowing providers to aggregate data from across the LTPAC continuum into the MatrixCare EHR.

About MDI Achieve

MDI Achieve solutions have powered the long-term care continuum for over 30 years. MatrixCare is the leading, certified, cloud-based EHR solution designed to help long-term care and senior living communities deliver superior care, resulting in better outcomes for their residents. The MatrixCare solution includes product suites to help providers maximize reimbursements, reduce readmissions, maintain high occupancy, facilitate interoperability within ACOs and across the continuum of care, and support executive decision making. MDI Achieve delivers superior service to its clients resulting in better business outcomes for their organizations. Visit www.matrixcare.com for more information.

About MatrixCare Certification

MatrixCare, Version 6.6, was certified as an EHR Module on December 12, 2012, certification number CC-1112-100063-1. This EHR Module is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 compliant and has been tested and certified by, the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

MatrixCare Version 6.6, meets the following certification criteria: 170.302(a), 170.302(b), 170.302(c), 170.302(d), 170.302(j), 170.302(o), 170.302(p), 170.302(q), 170.302(r), 170.302(s), 170.302(t), 170.302(u), 170.302(v), 170.306(a), 170.306(e), and 170.306(h).

About OnShift, Inc.

Long-term care and senior living providers rely on OnShift staff scheduling and labor management software to control labor costs and increase efficiencies so nurses have more time for care. OnShift predicts and prevents overtime and understaffing while dramatically reducing time spent on scheduling and managing open shifts. Fully integrated with time-keeping, HR, clinical and payroll systems, OnShift provides a unified view into staffing levels and labor costs across buildings. Customers choose OnShift because it's the easiest-to-use scheduling solution with a tightly integrated communications platform, delivering fast ROI. For more information visit www.onshift.com.

MatrixCare and MDI Achieve are trademarks of MDI Achieve, Inc. OnShift is a trademark of OnShift, Inc. All rights reserved.

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