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AMDA resources to be part of clinical decision support products

May 29, 2014
by Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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AMDA‒The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s clinical practice guidelines and Know-It-All series will be incorporated into two clinical decision support products offered by MatrixCare under a new agreement with the two entities. The electronic health record (EHR) company specializing in long-term care (LTC) and other senior living environments says its Clinical Coach and Clinical Guardian products will be the first to contain these resources.

“Clinical decision support embedded in the EHR will be critical for LTC providers to leverage clinical resources to provide quality care for the growing population of seniors,” says John Damgaard, MatrixCare’s president and CEO. The enhanced tools are designed to help providers reduce costs and re-hospitalizations, mitigate risks and facilitate better care and outcomes, he adds.

AMDA’s clinical practice guidelines emphasize key care processes and are designed to help guide staff and practitioner practices and performance. They are referenced in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ MDS and state operations manuals. AMDA's Know-It-All system aim to help maximize quality care and avoid unnecessary emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Both seek to enable practitioners and nursing staff members to communicate in a way that ensures a seamless continuum of care.

 “We’re proud to partner with MatrixCare to extend the reach of these important resources to more facilities and settings of care,” says AMDA Executive Director Christopher Laxton, CAE.