Patient Placement Systems Presents a Session at the THCA 2009 Annual Convention

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Leader in Web-based admissions software for long-term care will present a technology and admissions educational session for THCA members

THCA strives to provide members with educational opportunities that enhance their ability to provide quality care, and we're thrilled to present at this year's THCA conference

Patient Placement Systems, the leading provider of automated Web-based admissions for long-term care providers, announced today that it will present a session at the Tennessee Health Care Association 2009 Annual Convention. The convention takes place August 16, 2009, at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Doug Walker, VP and general manager of Patient Placement Systems, will present to THCA members on the topic of "Five Long-Term Care Admissions Fiascos and How to Avoid Them." The session incorporates feedback from series of long-term care surveys conducted over the past 18 months.

"THCA strives to provide members with educational opportunities that enhance their ability to provide quality care, and we're thrilled to present at this year's THCA conference," said Doug Walker, VP and General Manager for Patient Placement Systems. "We want to help providers make admissions a competitive advantage by dodging the pitfalls others stumble over--and embrace technologies that boost census performance and improve responsiveness and efficiency."

The five pitfalls for long-term care admissions:
1.    Shortchanging admissions
2.    Referral response delays
3.    Skipping self assessment
4.    Failure to face the fax
5.    Do-it-yourself disasters

About Patient Placement Systems:
Patient Placement Systems helps continuing care providers admit more patients, generate more revenue, compete better and respond faster with simple, efficient Web-based healthcare software that automates and accelerates admissions and referral management. Patient Placement Systems is a proud Jackson Healthcare company, sharing a common dedication to providing the world's best healthcare software, technology and services. To request a free 30-day trial, visit http://www.PatientPlacement.com/rmstrial or call 877-748-6656.

About Referral Management System:
PatientPlacement.com designed the simple, low-cost Web-based software solution for nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice services and other long-term care providers to automate and accelerate admissions and intake. The subscription service automates every step of the long-term care admissions process, including insurance verification, marketing activity tracking, form creation, and reporting. Inbound faxes convert automatically to electronic documents--eliminating long fax waits and mountains of paper. The simple solution provides the functions of a fax server, document database and archive, and communications service.

About THCA:
Founded in 1947, the Tennessee Health Care Association is dedicated to helping maintain the high standards of licensed long-term care facilities in the Volunteer State. THCA members include almost 300 facilities with a combined total of approximately 28,000 patients. Members include nursing homes of all types - privately-owned, government-operated and nonprofit - as well as some assisted care living facilities.

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