Winners Announced at the 9th Annual DecisionHealth Platinum Awards

Press Releases, April 20, 2018

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April 20, 2018

Contact:
Connie L. Zeller, BA, CPC, CCS-P
DecisionHealth
www.decisionhealth.com

 

Winners Announced at the 9th Annual DecisionHealth Platinum Awards

GAITHERSBURG, MD (April 20, 2018) – 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

  • Martin County Hospital: District Patient Safety Program

Care Coordination – Case Management and Social Services

  • IlliniCare: Transition of Excellence Program

Care Coordination – Emergency Room/Department

  • Home State Health: ED Super Utilizer Outreach


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CARE TRANSITIONS

Medication Management

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

Community Programs

  • IlliniCare: Transition of Excellence Program

Post-Acute Programs

  • WellSpan: Omega Bed Program

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CARE COORDINATION SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

Behavioral Health

  • Guardian Ad Litem Services: The Guardian Model

Care Coordination/Case Management

  • Fresenius Kidney Care: Hepatitis C Eradication Program

Social Work

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

Wellness/Prevention

  • GPA: HealthWatch BeWell

Women’s/Children’s Case Management

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

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PATIENT ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION

Navigator Programs

  • BlueCare Tennessee: Health Educator Program

Patient Engagement and Education

  • Envolve: Vision Services to Hurricane Harvey Evacuees

Physician/Clinician Engagement and Education

  • MPRO: Governor’s Award of Excellence

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN COMMUNITY CARE SETTINGS

ACOs

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

Home Health/Hospice/Palliative Care

  • Buckeye Health Plan: Compassionate Connections

Integrated Care Networks

  • Cantex: Continuing Care Transition of Care

Health Information Technology Systems – IT Systems That Support Care Transitions

  • Signature Care Management: CareMOSAIC

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN (MANAGED CARE) PAYER BASED PROGRAMS

Care Management

  • Amerigroup NV: Behavioral Health Homeless Case Management Program

Disease Management/Population Health

  • Anthem CA: Diabetes Clinic Days

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

  • Centene Corporation: OpiEnd

Utilization Management

  • BlueCare Tennessee: Intelligent Routing Project

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN WORKERS COMPENSATION/DISABILITY PROGRAMS

  • The Hartford: Patient Self-Education at the FML Stage: Big Returns on Small Investments
  • Guardian Life Insurance: Vocational Suite

 

INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

Case/Care Manager – Patient Advocate

  • Nancy Robbins

Leadership

  • Linda Wiebe

Worker’s Compensation Case Manager

  • Sue Ann Knoblauch

 

THE WINNER OF THE 2018 PATRICE V. SMINKEY MEMORIAL AWARD

Best Overall

  • 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.

 

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About DecisionHealth

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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.

 

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