Qualidigm Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Medline

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Medline to market and distribute SMARTAUDIT™, Qualidigm's innovative web-based compliance solution for home health and hospice agencies.

SMARTAUDIT Home Health Compliance Solution

Qualidigm, the mission-driven national healthcare consulting company in Wethersfield, Conn. today announced its exclusive agreement with Medline Industries, Inc. to market and distribute the company’s web-based compliance solution, SMARTAUDIT™.

SMARTAUDIT™ incorporates all current federal, accreditation and state licensure requirements, assisting home health and hospice agencies to improve compliance with Conditions of Participation (CoP) and to be better prepared for regulatory audits. Highlighted in the September/October issue of the Remington Report as “A New Alternative to Ensure Complete and Accurate Record Reviews”, SMARTAUDIT™ offers unparalleled access to real time compliance data enabling agencies to pinpoint deficiencies and take immediate corrective action to help avoid costly penalties, decrease risk and maintain business viability.

"Ensuring compliance, given the increased regulatory scrutiny home health and hospice agencies face, is a major challenge,” said Tim Elwell, Qualidigm president and CEO. “We are excited about this agreement with Medline to offer an innovative solution that helps agencies navigate these strict requirements and be prepared for future regulatory changes. Medline’s well-established collaboration with the home health and hospice industry and their unique solution-based sales initiatives will further extend SMARTAUDIT™ to agencies across the United States.”

“Recognizing the challenges our customers face every day, Medline looks beyond just providing medical supplies and seeks to partner with companies providing solid solutions positively impacting the overall business of home health and hospice agencies,” said Mike Lee, President of Medline’s Home Care division. “This partnership with Qualidigm allows us to help our customers keep their commitment to providing quality care through improved documentation, nursing competencies and audit readiness.”

This year, Qualidigm will join Medline at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. Oct. 28–30. As an exhibitor, Medline will be conducting a series of in-booth presentations related to the ever-changing home health and hospice landscape. Conference attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to learn about SMARTAUDIT™ and see first-hand how agencies can monitor compliance data using the tool. The NAHC 2015 Annual Meeting expects to draw more than 2,500 professionals from across the country who serve the needs of the home care and hospice community.

About Qualidigm:
With its corporate headquarters in Wethersfield, Conn. and offices in Concord, NH; Barre, VT; and Providence, RI, Qualidigm's mission is to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare through transformational change. Qualidigm provides consulting services to public and private sector clients nationwide. These services include consulting, data analysis, health information technology, patient safety, quality improvement, and utilization review. Qualidigm is part of a team that is serving as the Medicare Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) under contract with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for New England. Qualidigm is also a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) as designated by the State of Connecticut. http://www.Qualidigm.org

About Medline:
Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor of quality medical products and clinical solutions across the continuum of care. The global manufacturer and distributor serves the healthcare industry and helps customers achieve both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., the company offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,200 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information about Medline, visit http://www.medline.com or http://www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on its social media channels.

About NAHC:
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is a nonprofit organization that represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice organizations. NAHC also advocates for the more than two million nurses, therapists, aides and other caregivers employed by such organizations to provide in-home services to some 12 million Americans each year who are infirm, chronically ill, and disabled. Along with its advocacy, NAHC provides information to help its members provide the highest quality of care and is committed to excellence in every respect. http://www.nahc.org.


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