Winners Announced at the 9th Annual DecisionHealth Platinum Awards

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The DecisionHealth Platinum Award is one of the most sought-after awards by case management and health care professionals. The awards highlight the work and contributions of programs and individuals who demonstrate success in the overarching healthcare continuum.

DecisionHealth, an H3.Group brand, the industry leader for highly rated healthcare instructional guidance, news, and analysis, has shone a spotlight on professionals who strive to improve the healthcare delivery system. The DecisionHealth Platinum Award is one of the most sought-after awards by case management and health care professionals. The awards highlight the work and contributions of programs and individuals who demonstrate success in the overarching healthcare continuum.

More than 50 nominations from organizations and individuals were submitted for consideration in categories including Patient Engagement and Education, Medication Management, Behavioral Health, and Care Coordination/Case Management. The winners were announced at a luncheon held at the Marriott River Walk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

Here are the 2018 Platinum Award winners for the best programs and leaders across the continuum of care:

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ACUTE CARE SETTINGS

Patient Safety – Hospital Acquired Infections

Winner: Martin County Hospital - District Patient Safety Program

Care Coordination – Case Management and Social Services

Winner: IlliniCare - Transition of Excellence Program

Care Coordination – Emergency Room/Department

Winner: Home State Health - ED Super Utilizer Outreach

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CARE TRANSITIONS

Medication Management

Winner: Houston Methodist - Care Navigator Automated Post-Discharge Calling Program

Community Programs

Winner: IlliniCare - Transition of Excellence Program

Post-Acute Programs

Winner: WellSpan - Omega Bed Program

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CARE COORDINATION SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

Behavioral Health

Winner: Guardian Ad Litem Services - The Guardian Model

Care Coordination/Case Management

Winner: Fresenius Kidney Care - Hepatitis C Eradication Program

Social Work

Winner: Cigna - Early Application of Expert Resources to Long Term Disability Claims

Wellness/Prevention

Winner: GPA - HealthWatch BeWell

Women’s/Children’s Case Management

Winner: Centurion - Healing, Empowerment, Resources (H.E.R.) Parenting Journal

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PATIENT ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION

Navigator Programs

Winner: BlueCare Tennessee - Health Educator Program

Patient Engagement and Education

Winner: Envolve - Vision Services to Hurricane Harvey Evacuees

Physician/Clinician Engagement and Education

Winner: MPRO - Governor’s Award of Excellence

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN COMMUNITY CARE SETTINGS ACOs

Winner: Houston Methodist - ACO Implements PatientPing to Support Closer Collaboration With Post-Acute Care Facilities

Home Health/Hospice/Palliative Care

Winner: Buckeye Health Plan - Compassionate Connections

Integrated Care Networks

Winner: Cantex - Continuing Care Transition of Care

Health Information Technology Systems – IT Systems That Support Care Transitions

Winner: Signature Care Management: CareMOSAIC

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN (MANAGED CARE) PAYER BASED PROGRAMS

Care Management

Winner: Amerigroup NV - Behavioral Health Homeless Case Management Program

Disease Management/Population Health

Winner: Anthem CA - Diabetes Clinic Days

Publicly Funded Plans (Medicare, Medicaid, DoD/VA)

Winner: Centene Corporation -OpiEnd

Utilization Management

Winner: BlueCare Tennessee - Intelligent Routing Project

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN WORKERS COMPENSATION/DISABILITY PROGRAMS

Winner: The Hartford - Patient Self-Education at the FML Stage: Big Returns on Small Investments

Winner: Guardian Life Insurance - Vocational Suite

NDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

Case/Care Manager – Patient Advocate

Winner: Nancy Robbins

Leadership

Winner: Linda Wiebe

Worker’s Compensation Case Manager

Winner: Sue Ann Knoblauch

THE WINNER OF THE 2018 PATRICE V. SMINKEY MEMORIAL AWARD - Best Overall

Winner: Guardian Ad Litem Services -The Guardian Model

For a complete list of Platinum Award winners and more information on the Platinum Awards, visit http://www.decisionhealth.com/PlatinumAwards/categories.html. Entries for the 2019 Awards will open October 1, 2018.

About DecisionHealth
For over 30 years, DecisionHealth, an H3.Group brand, has served as the industry’s leading source for news, analysis, and instructional guidance with brand names such as Home Health Line and Part B News. Our unique blend of award-winning on-staff journalists and unmatched access to healthcare executives, providers, and their administrative staffs results in business management advice and operationally focused editorial that has captured the attention of nearly 100,000 home healthcare professionals and specialty physician practices.
Learn more about DecisionHealth at http://www.decisionhealth.com.

About H3.Group
In March 2017, Simplify Compliance, LLC announced the merger of DecisionHealth, LLC with existing brands HCPro and HealthLeaders Media to form the H3.Group.

With its three pillars of thought leadership, expertise, and application, H3.Group provides critical insight, analysis, tools, and training to healthcare organizations nationwide, empowering today’s healthcare professionals with solution-focused information and intelligence to guide their organizations’ efforts in achieving compliance, financial performance, leadership, and organizational excellence.

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