SOURCE: Technology Medical Partners

Technology Medical Partners

November 22, 2010 13:23 ET

Technology Medical Partners Awarded Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Grant From Federal Government

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - November 22, 2010) - Healthcare information technology solutions and services provider Technology Medical Partners (TMP), today announced that it has been awarded a Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery grant from the Federal government. The $113,000 grant was awarded as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, which was passed by Congress to provide an immediate $1 billion boost to U.S. biomedical research and the small businesses conducting the research. Only companies with less than 250 employees were eligible for the tax credits or grants. TMP's Clinical Quality Manager (CQM) provides real-time quality of care information allowing real-time actions and improvements to patient outcomes for caregivers.

According to the National Institute of Health's web site, the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery tax credit or grants are tax benefits targeted to therapeutic discovery projects that show a reasonable potential to:

  • Result in new therapies to treat areas of unmet medical need or prevent, detect or treat chronic or acute diseases and conditions
  • Reduce the long-term growth of health care costs in the United States
  • Significantly advance the goal of curing cancer within 30 years

"Our CQM solution was created to help improve quality of care, reduce costs of care and improve income for health care providers, including increasing pay-for-performance, value based purchasing and meaningful use incentives," stated Dr. Sunil Rao, managing partner at TMP. "This federal grant will help enhance our product development efforts so that we can continue to grow the number of patient-centered medical homes, clinics, hospitals, physicians and nurses that can benefit by having access to our system, delivering the right data at the right time. With better, timelier data, healthcare providers can provide more accurate evidence-based medicine and CMS reporting, which will help improve quality measures, patient outcomes and enhance their eligibility for government funds through pay for performance. As we like to say, quality data improves outcomes."

TMP's CQM solution allows healthcare providers to abstract quality of care data from any system; provide real time reports and dashboards to anyone; and support quality analytics and process improvement anywhere; functions that are not adequately provided by most electronic health records (EHR) systems to this level of detail. TMP's CQM solution is built on the Microsoft SharePoint portal platform and abstracts patient information from disparate departments and systems, including EHR systems. Data is automatically abstracted, captured, populated and formatted into the report forms required by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. A quality database is maintained to drive all system reports, dashboards, analytics and process alerts.

About Technology Medical Partners
TMP delivers value-added information technology solutions and services to the Healthcare Industry. We focus on the business performance and quality improvement of healthcare providers (Hospitals, Clinics and Physician Practices). We bring a comprehensive array of software solutions, platform products and implementation services together with experience and leadership in Healthcare Solutions delivery. Founded in 2004, Technology Medical Partners is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) focused on Healthcare Quality Improvement. We build Composite Software Solutions based on several technologies such as SharePoint and other Microsoft products as a Microsoft Certified ISV. We are also a partner with InterSystems and can provide our solutions built on the Cache` or Ensemble platforms. For more information, please visit www.t-m-partners.net

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