Victoria, BC (PRWEB) March 26, 2012
Being the owner of several Home Care solutions has its benefits, especially when the respective strengths of each solution complement one another. Procura announced today that an intercompany licensing arrangement has been agreed upon, where the clinical content from Progresa Health System’s documentation solution, recognized as one of the best in Home Care, has been embedded into the Procura software line. In October 2007, Procura purchased Progresa from 3M, who invested significantly in the clinical intellectual property found in the solution today.
“Progresa’s Clinical Content was built by, maintained by, and continues to evolve via the input of nurses and other clinicians who have Health Informatics backgrounds,” says Warren Brown, President of the Procura Group of Companies. “Having this clinical viewpoint ensures that any and all changes reflect an ongoing improvement in outcomes-based charting that speaks to what clinicians require at the point-of-care. Capitalizing on this asset for the use of our other product lines has always been a part of our vision, which is why we have established the content licensing arrangement.”
This arrangement establishes protocols for ‘porting’ clinical content from Progresa to the Procura Home Care solution. “Procura’s design philosophy is to build content ‘designers’, where our customers select content from a repository and then adapt/update that content according to their view of how it should look and operate,” says Scott Overhill, Vice President of Product Management, “Many customers embrace this concept, which is why we are working with Progresa to make the clinical content available within Procura. Delivered within Procura’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) charting view, we are streamlining clinical recordkeeping, making it more informative and accessible than ever before.”
Going forward, downstream changes to either solution that continue to promote Best Practices and improve the clinician’s experience will be maintained within both solutions.
Procura provides the tools to streamline every level of an organization from the clinician at the Point of Care to the Executive Director and higher. Our proven workflow processes, business intelligence, and key data collection tools in both the office and the field provide efficiencies and assurances to drive an organization towards stability and growth.
Procura is the software vendor of choice for home, community and aged care organizations across North America and Australia. Over 12,600 users at more than 600 customer sites use Procura to manage over 69,000 employees. Our customers range from small start-ups all the way through to multi-site and franchise organizations. Headquartered in Victoria, BC, Procura has offices in Chicago, IL, and Toowong, QLD and offers a range of solutions for home health care providers including the Procura Home Care Solution, the Progresa Health System and ContinuLink.
ABOUT PROGRESA HEALTH SYSTEMS
Progresa Health Systems helps to ensure that organizations have the quality of data that they need to comply with regulations, improve the quality of patient care, and manage resources effectively. Our professional staff includes registered nurses and certified project managers and certified trainers with extensive experience in the homecare industry. Our clients include certified home health agencies, hospice, and private-duty agencies, many with multiple provider numbers and branches. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Progresa Health Systems (formerly 3M HHS/Procura HHS) is a member of the Procura family.
For more information about Procura or Progresa, please contact Carl Queton at 1.877.776.2872 or visit our website at goprocura.com.