TORONTO and LONDON, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - Medworxx Inc. ("Medworxx") (TSXV: MWX), provider of healthcare solutions for patient flow, compliance and education, is pleased to announce that it is entering the UK Market through a partnership with ModelAdvice DC Consulting Ltd UK. Model Advice DC Consulting Ltd will employ the Medworxx Utilization Management System (UMS) in performing Bed Census Audits (BCA). The initial clients that will have their Bed Utilization Reviews conducted with the Medworxx UMS are located in the Welsh Health Economy and English Health Economy. There is additional interest from hospitals located in Scotland and Northern Ireland. ModelAdvice DC Consulting Ltd is now active in these markets.
The Medworxx Utilization Management System (UMS) monitors patient stay, highlights care delays, assesses discharge readiness, and provides consistency in the care process and an understanding of when the patient should be discharged with no compromise to patient safety. Model Advice views the Medworxx UMS as an excellent tool to support their Bed Census Audits and for the UK market. "Our Bed Utilization Reviews are a comprehensive review of Bed Utilization in selected acute care and community hospital facilities, which enables commissioners to specify the levels of care, standards of performance and detail the hours of bedside care that patients require," said Karen Dunwell, Managing Director, ModelAdvice DC Consulting Ltd. "The Medworxx UMS clinical admission and discharge criteria will support the evaluation of the clinical appropriateness of the level of care patients are receiving at the time of the Bed Utilization Review." The clinical event system is a key feature for commissioning of all downstream care provision in intermediate care, rehabilitative care and home care whether based in a facility or at the patient's home site to provide for the patient's care requirements now and in the future.
The Medworxx UMS has been widely adopted in Canada, while utilization management programs are newer to the UK Market. Medworxx' strong Canadian experience with utilization management should position the company well for success in the UK. The Medworxx UMS is based on international best practice guidelines, which align with those of the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. The variety of Medworxx clinical assessment criteria provide the scope required for the continuum of care being assessed. UMS focuses on appropriate length of stay, readiness for discharge, improving patient flow in the hospital by identifying barriers and delays to patient care, such as waiting for access to care in the home or community setting. The UMS criteria and Readiness for Discharge assessment helps ensure safe and timely discharges into the appropriate care environment i.e., step down facility or care at the patient's home.
"We are excited to be entering the UK market, and then ultimately expanding internationally. The Medworxx UMS has been broadly adopted across Canada and we look forward to similar success in the UK," said Dan Matlow, President & CEO, Medworxx. "The use of Medworxx to support Bed Utilization review is a great introduction of our platform into the UK market and should lead to adoption of the UMS by the NHS Primary Care and Acute Trusts as they see the value proposition."
"We are more than proud to be in partnership with another firm that shares the same work ethic and commitment to the client and ultimately their patients. In other words roll up our sleeves and get the work done," said Karen Dunwell, Managing Director, ModelAdvice DC Consulting Ltd UK.
Medworxx provides healthcare solutions for patient flow, compliance and education. Founded in 2004, Medworxx products are now used by more than 500,000 people at over 300 hospitals across North America. Medworxx: our market is healthcare, our vertical is knowledge. For more information, visit www.medworxx.com.
About ModelAdvice DC Consulting Ltd UK.
ModelAdvice DC Consulting Ltd UK, has 60+ years experience in health care process improvement, PbR and PBC program management required now in the UK under the NHS Agenda for Change. Beginning with Mrs Dunwells' work in the USA for Kaiser Permanente, Providence Health System, Premier Inc and VHA the work now underway in the UK carries on in the same theme: Quality Care. Continuing as consultant and advisor to NHS Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Trusts, Acute Trusts and PBC Consortia, ModelAdvice itself is made of up Associates from the UK and North America. With this international talent pool of ModelAdvice is able to work closely with the client to design and implement changes through methodologies that are practical and workable in order to gain improvement in the healthcare environment. For more information about ModelAdvice DC Consulting Ltd UK, visit www.modeladvicedc.co.uk
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