Case Management Society of America Partners with Medix to Offer Career and Knowledge Pathways

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Medix to offer training program as workforce benchmarking tool

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We are very excited about our partnership with CMSA on the Career and Knowledge Pathways program. Training and knowledge consistency are two of the biggest challenges in care management...this tool will enable us to create a quality benchmark..."

The Case Management Society of America and Medix today announce a partnership to provide CMSA's Career and Knowledge Pathways educational program to the Medix community. This collaboration seeks to strengthen the case/care management workforce by offering aptitude and skills measurement through CMSA’s CKP program. The mutually beneficial agreement provides Medix, a workforce solutions company focused on identifying individual skills of talent in the healthcare, scientific and IT industries, access to utilize and resell Career and Knowledge Pathways.

Ken Williams, National Director of Care Management at Medix, remarked, “We are very excited about our partnership with CMSA on the Career and Knowledge Pathways program. Training and knowledge consistency are two of the biggest challenges in the care management industry. This tool will enable us to create a quality benchmark standard with our talent, thus providing our clients with a dependable on-boarding training solution to aid in the development of their new staff, lower risk, and ultimately help drive better clinical outcomes.”

Based on CMSA’s Standards of Practice for Case Management – the most widely recognized standards in care and case management – the first course in CKP offers contextual learning of the each of the Standards and gives the case manager the opportunity to learn at their own pace. Where traditional educational programs are limited in content, structure, mode of delivery or timing, CKP uses multiple delivery methods including video, simulations and case studies to encourage a collaborative and flexible learning experience. The course was developed by thought leaders in case management to contribute to the basic understanding of the standards that govern the practice of case management.

“We are pleased to have Medix use our Standards of Practice CKP program for their workforce solutions. We believe that with more consistent implementation of case management services developed from accepted standards of practice, the case management workforce is more efficient and effective in delivering a quality of service that their patients and family caregivers depend on to achieve optimal health outcomes," stated Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN, CMSA Executive Director.

On Wednesday, June 24 at CMSA’s Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, Medix will present The Industry and Workforce are Transforming – Is Your Hiring Strategy?, a symposium covering current workforce trends and how to identify top performers in the industry. To register and learn more, click here.

To learn more about the Career and Knowledge Pathways (CKP) and to register for the first course, please visit http://www.cmsa.org/ckp.

About the Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
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 30,000 members and participants as well as 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 Medix
Medix provides workforce solutions to clients and creates opportunity for contract employees representing a variety of industries through our Healthcare, Scientific and Information Technology divisions. Medix has been featured on such prestigious lists as Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Fast Fifty” and the “Largest Privately Owned Businesses in Chicago.” Medix was also featured on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 5000” list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies and “Hire Power Awards” list for hiring in human resources, as well as Inavero’s “Best of Staffing” Client Award for providing excellent service to clients for the second consecutive year. We have earned our reputation as an industry leader by providing unsurpassed customer service to our clients and contractors. For more information, call (866) 44MEDIX or visit http://www.medixteam.com.

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