The Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) Announces a Strategic Partnership with Medkinetics

Round Rock, TX and Nashville, TN – The Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) announces a strategic partnership with Medkinetics to meet the rigorous demands of federal mandates, drive quality initiatives in healthcare  and increase patient care and satisfaction. The partnership gives hundreds of CIHQ member hospitals, throughout the US, access to a unique quality and performance improvement software capable of aggregating reporting metrics from disparate systems and automating regulatory reporting requirements while tracking insight on performance improvement throughout a hospital or healthcare system.

“We’re excited CIHQ chose Medkinetics as their strategic partner in this space” said Jim Leonard, Managing Director at Medkinetics, adding “Our values align and CIHQ’s focus was singular in finding a partner capable driving quality initiatives”

Traci Burgkwist, Executive Director with CIHQ shared “The ability to streamline and automate manual processes in aggregating and reporting quality metrics is crucial to the financial success of healthcare organizations in 2014 and beyond. We meet with and interview many potential partners every year. Through 14 years, we’ve only brought eight partners into the program, we take it seriously!”

CIHQ is a “Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services” (CMS) approved deeming authority for acute care hospitals. Their mission is supporting healthcare organizations in meeting the rigorous demands of current and emerging accreditation requirements. “I haven’t seen an accrediting organization share as much insight or deliver as complete a solution as CIHQ, it’s really remarkable” said Jim Leonard.

About CIHQ: CIHQ (Center for Improvement In Healthcare Quality866-324-5080
Is a multi-faceted company comprised of an accreditation division, a consulting division and an individual professional certification division. CIHQ Hospital Accreditation Division is a CMS approved deeming authority providing accreditation surveys and deemed status for acute care hospitals. ARS (Accreditation Resource Services) is a member-based organization comprised of hospitals and other healthcare entities throughout the United States. ARS, our consulting division, provides comprehensive support services to member organizations regardless of their accreditation provider. Finally, our HACP (Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional) division is a national individual professional certification solely dedicated to demonstrating competency in the CMS survey and certification process.

About Medkinetics: Medkinetics, LLC | 888.880.OPPE 
The Medkinetics (EPR®) family of products support small and large healthcare organizations need to manage the entire provider lifecycle! Deliverables include a web enabled provider portal, credentialing and payor enrollment to manage provider onboarding as well as a privileging library complete with 9,600 delineated privileges tied to ICD/CPT codes. This patent pending technology serves as the bridge to (QPI®) our quality & performance improvement system which comes complete with peer review, FPPE-OPPE and ERS, our event reporting system. Each component is designed to work individually or in unison to deliver an innovative, web-based system, that's much more than technology alone, it's a solution.

For more information contact Carrie Ward, cward@symplr.com832-407-5347


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