OWINGS MILLS, MD – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) recently was recognized as a Silver Winner of a 2020 Golden Bridge Award®. The award’s “Company Rethinking of the Year” category applauds companies that have demonstrated resiliency and creativity in adapting their business models and customer service offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BOC was acknowledged for introducing tools and technologies to support customers during the pandemic, with a focus on safety, efficiency and customer service.
- Adding COVID-19 resources to the BOC web site
- Offering live, online, remotely proctored exams for certification candidates to allow testing options from home or office settings
- Conducting virtual site surveys for facilities seeking BOC accreditation
- Publishing a thought-leadership article, “Comprehensive Guidelines for Emergency Contingency Plans,” in the October 2020 edition of O&P Almanac.
The Golden Bridge Awards honor transformational achievements and innovations from every major industry worldwide. All organizations – private, public, corporations, nonprofits, associations, vendors, and government agencies – are eligible.
“COVID-19 continues to present a wide range of challenges for healthcare professionals and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) facilities. The BOC team is focusing on our customers’ needs and opportunities to be innovative to support them,” said Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, BOC’s president & CEO. “Like many organizations, BOC has embraced the opportunity to rethink and adapt. We are honored to be named a Silver Winner of this prestigious award.”
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children’s (FODAC) 12 Days of Christmas Fundraiser is Back
STONE MOUNTAIN, GA – FODAC’s Breakfast with Santa fundraisers support life-changing FODAC services for families raising children with disabilities. Due to Covid-19, FODAC will not be able to have its Breakfast with Santa event, but donors can still provide the gift of mobility to kids that FODAC serves by supporting the Georgia-based organization’s virtual holiday fundraiser.
The fundraiser is called “12 Days of Christmas” which is running now through December 12. Each day FODAC’s social media accounts will highlight one of its pediatric clients, and tell his or her story and how FODAC has made a positive impact in their lives. You can help FODAC raise awareness of this campaign and help raise funds for the program to help FODAC’s youngest clients.
How you can help:
- Step 1: Follow FODAC on social media. Facebook: www.facebook.com/fodac (you can “like” FODAC’s page in order to follow us)
- Step 2: Share FODAC’s “12 Days of Christmas” social media posts with family, friends, and others in your community.
- Step 3: Make a financial donation to FODAC’s pediatric program (100% of proceeds from this fundraiser will go to support the pediatric HME program).
Donate here: https://www.fodac.org/how-to-help/donate/financial-donation/
By following FODAC and sharing social media posts, you’ll be helping FODAC raise funds needed for its Pediatric HME program.
Post Acute Medical Partners With WellSky
OVERLAND PARK, KS – WellSky, a global health and community care technology company, has partnered with Post Acute Medical (PAM), a national specialty healthcare company focused on providing high quality post-acute care in long-term acute care and rehabilitation hospitals and outpatient clinics throughout the United States.
PAM is leveraging WellSky technology across a range of care settings — including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs). Throughout 2020, PAM implemented WellSky LTACH and rehabilitation software, which includes its revenue cycle management (RCM) module and its electronic health record (EHR).
PAM is leveraging WellSky RCM technology in 43 of its hospitals and EHR technology in eight hospitals. In 2021, PAM plans to continue implementing WellSky’s EHR at approximately 20 of its rehabilitation facilities and LTACHs. PAM is also slated to extend WellSky’s RCM and EHR technology into inpatient behavioral health facilities in the future.
“Our decision to convert our existing systems to WellSky was pivotal for Post Acute Medical, and it allows us to integrate across the care continuum, from both a financial and clinical perspective,” said Kristen Smith, president of Clinical Innovation and Business Intelligence of PAM. “WellSky centralizes key functions from pre-admission through discharge. WellSky ultimately reduces manual processes, streamlines reporting, and eliminates the need for other vendors/systems, which is unique in the post-acute space.”
In addition to technology, PAM is benefitting from WellSky’s 40 years of industry experience and long-term strategy to increase connectivity across the continuum of care.
“What Post Acute Medical has gained in working with WellSky is not just software, but also partnership with its thoughtful, experienced teams,” said Jeffrey Anderson, PhD, vice president, Clinical Solutions of PAM. “I find that WellSky and Bill Miller’s vision for integration between different levels of post-acute care aligns with the federal government’s intent, as well as patient needs across transitions in their care journey. The close partnership between Post Acute Medical and WellSky is what’s going to bring us, and ultimately our patients, the greatest value.”
As PAM’s IT leader, Anderson regularly collaborates with WellSky’s solutions experts as part of the technology company’s Client Advisory Board (CAB) program, which proactively engages clients for feedback that informs technology updates and innovation. Through the CAB, Anderson and clients like him can directly share information about their organization’s needs and long-term goals, so that WellSky can innovate and deliver software that meets the providers’ established needs. For providers like PAM that are expanding rapidly through both acquisitions and organic growth, WellSky is focused on supporting their organization through strategic innovation.
“Post Acute Medical has over 40 hospitals throughout the country, and it’s our mission to serve the needs of others by providing excellent, high-quality clinical care,” said Anderson. “We want to grow with WellSky, and we’re excited about its ambitious research and development budget and growth strategy for ongoing technology development. We’re glad to provide feedback as informed users of the system.”
PAM and WellSky are aligned in their shared efforts to further connect and improve care across the post-acute continuum and beyond. WellSky looks forward to expanding its partnership with PAM over time said Bill Miller, CEO of WellSky.
“At WellSky, we know that forming effective partnerships with our clients helps them do good for people and well in business,” said Miller. “Our company is committed to proactively partnering with our clients to empower their success, and that’s a promise we make to our more than 15,000 clients across acute, post-acute, and community care. Our partnership with Post Acute Medical really illustrates the range of ways we work with our clients to support their businesses.”