Lake Mary, FL (PRWEB) October 08, 2013
Access MediQuip was awarded Bronze Honors for Health Care Consumer Engagement and Protection by URAC, a leading healthcare accreditation organization. The honor was announced during the 2013 Best Practices Awards Gala as part of URAC's Annual Quality Summit, held September 30 – October 2, 2013, in Washington, D.C. This award recognizes the achievements of organizations that are effectively advancing the role of consumers as active participants in healthcare through quality measurement and data analytics best practices.
Access MediQuip was honored for its Patient and Device Registry Program™, the first and only Level 3 Implant Registry in the country. The Registry implements the lifecycle process that connects healthcare constituents (patients, physicians, surgery centers, health plans, and manufacturers) to collect, measure, and use outcomes data to improve quality and patient safety.
"We are delighted and honored to receive this prestigious award from URAC," said Prakash Patel, MD, CEO of Access MediQuip. "It is recognition of our longstanding commitment and continuous efforts toward improving surgical outcomes, which we accomplish through delivering critical information on implantable devices and collaborating with payers and providers to coordinate optimal care for patients."
Entries were judged by a distinguished panel of independent judges including recognized experts in program evaluation, care coordination, health information technology, employer and purchaser decision-making, and patient safety. Entries were reviewed and scored by the judges based on objective criteria including whether the program was measurable, if it was reproducible, and whether it was delivered through a collaborative approach. Organizations were recognized in the categories of Care Coordination and Clinical Integration, Health Plans, and Quality Measurement and Data Analytics, with platinum awards given in the categories of Consumer Decision-Making and Consumer Health Improvement.
"URAC's Best Practices awards program is a unique celebration of innovative healthcare management programs. These organizations have implemented leading programs that have made a difference in the lives of the consumers they serve with demonstrable results that matter," said Kylanne Green, president and CEO of URAC. "This year's winners are recognized for their leadership in delivering on the promise of a quality healthcare system that puts consumers first."
About Access MediQuip
Access MediQuip is the only company in the country that provides an integrated, comprehensive surgical and implant management solution (SIMS) program. With more than 16 years of experience, Access MediQuip provides payers with analytics to understand their implant spend, manage and control the high costs of implants and surgeries, and improve the quality and safety of surgical procedures, while maintaining full access and choice of implants for facilities, surgeons and, ultimately, patients. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida. Access MediQuip is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic private equity firm focused exclusively on health care. For more information, visit http://www.accessmediquip.com.
URAC is a national accreditation leader, offering over 30 highly regarded accreditation programs that span the health care spectrum. Our programs are created and updated by independent industry-spanning experts to address the latest market trends and needs, exemplified by our recently launched Clinical Integration and Accountable Care Accreditation Programs. The nation's leading Case Management Accreditor, URAC recently launched the enhanced Case Management Accreditation program which addresses the increased focus on improving care coordination across the evolving health care landscape. Our Health Plan Accreditation program carries HHS approval to accredit health plans on Exchanges in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. URAC's accreditation programs are formally recognized by six federal agencies, as well as 48 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit http://www.urac.org.