Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and Pfizer, Inc Offer Pfizer ArchiTools Resource for Case Management Professionals

Online Platform Provides Resources and Tools for Education and Improved Care Delivery

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Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) March 05, 2014

The Case Management Society of America (CMSA), in a partnership with Pfizer, Inc, today announced the launch of Pfizer ArchiTools, a specially-designed online platform for case management and healthcare professionals to build improved care delivery across the healthcare continuum.

This unique, evolving and centralized resource enables case management and healthcare professionals to deliver value-driven healthcare. The platform’s comprehensive grouping of information and resources includes: interactive training modules, helpful downloads, annotated articles and a robust set of relevant external links to explore.

ArchiTools is designed to enable case management and healthcare professionals to stay abreast of industry trends and facilitate more patient-centered, collaborative care. Contained in the platform are three topical resource centers and two training rooms. Each resource center provides informational overviews, best practices and tools for professionals to use in their own practice. All of the materials have been made easily accessible for CMSA members online.

The three resource centers include: a Team-Based Practice Resource Center, that provides in-depth information, resources and best practices related to team-based care; a Care Transitions Resource Center, that offers tools designed to enhance coordination and continuity of care as patients transfer between locations and levels of care; and the Prevention & Wellness Resource Center, which makes available materials that can enhance patient knowledge, self-management and engagement in their care.

Additionally, Pfizer’s ArchiTools platform contains two training rooms. First, there is a Health Information Technology Training Room, which provides an overview of HIT, explains the role it plays in healthcare reform, and describes ways in which HIT can make common care delivery functions more efficient and effective. There is also a Payment Reform Training Room, which explores the driving forces behind payment reform and summarizes key payment reform mandates and initiatives.

“We are pleased to offer this platform to the case management and healthcare community to facilitate care that is more efficient, safer and more effective,” said Nancy Skinner, RN-BC, CCM, President of CMSA. “The resources ArchiTools makes available are invaluable for case management professionals in assisting positive outcomes for individual patients’ healthcare needs, delivering cost-efficient methods of care delivery, and furthering their professional knowledge and career opportunities.”

“At Pfizer, we are confident that ArchiTools provides case managers with up to date information about the changing healthcare landscape, and actionable resources that can be used to impact patients’ wellbeing and help improve overall health outcomes,” said Gene Gosselin, Director, Customer Strategy & Solutions Group, Pfizer.

CMSA members interested in learning more about ArchiTools or who wish to access the platform, can visit: http://www.cmsa.org/Architools.

About the Case Management Society of America

Established in 1990, the Case Management Society of America is the leading non-profit association dedicated to the support and development of the profession of case management. CMSA serves more than 10,500 members, 15,000 subscribers, and 75 chapters through educational forums, networking opportunities, legislative advocacy and establishing standards to advance the profession. For more information, visit http://www.cmsa.org or follow CMSA on Twitter @CMSANational.

About Pfizer, Inc

Pfizer, Inc. is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, and with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut, United States. It is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies by revenues.

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products. Our global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world's best-known consumer health care products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, Pfizer has worked to make a difference for all who rely on us. To learn more, please visit us at http://www.pfizer.com.


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