News | August 8, 2013

Access MediQuip Named As Award Finalist For Quality Measurement And Data Analytics Best Practice Awards

Finalist, Access MediQuip, to be honored at URAC's 2013 Quality Summit, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2013

Access MediQuip has been named as a Quality Measurement and Data Analytics Award finalist by URAC, a leading health care accreditation organization. Access MediQuip's Patient and Device Registry Program is one of six finalists in this category, selected from entries across the nation by a distinguished panel of judges, and will be honored during URAC's 2013 Quality Summit, September 30-October 1, 2013, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.

"Advanced approaches to quality measurement and data analytics hold the key for better patient care and quality, and greater value for every health care dollar spent," said Kylanne Green, President and CEO of URAC. "URAC is honored to recognize organizations like Access MediQuip that are demonstrating best practices and shining a light on new ways to make data pay dividends for patients and the healthcare system at large."

Access MediQuip has been nominated for its Patient and Device Registry Program, which implements the life-cycle process that connects healthcare constituents (patients, physicians, surgery centers, health plans, and manufacturers) to collect, measure, and use outcomes data to improve quality and patient safety through a Level 3 device registry for hip, knee, and other orthopedic device implants.

Device recalls, readmissions, and failed surgeries have cost the healthcare system unnecessarily over the years. Greater collaboration among payers, providers, and the medical technology industry is necessary to develop more complete patient-centered solutions especially as patients become more aware and want to understand the choices they have of what implants go into their bodies. Access MediQuip plays a leading role in bringing the entire device care continuum together by providing best practice information toward improving patient outcomes by collaborating and coordinating critical information regarding implantable devices.

"We are delighted to be recognized by URAC for our efforts towards improving patient outcomes by collaborating, coordinating and providing critical information regarding implantable devices on behalf of patients," said Prakash Patel, MD, CEO of Access MediQuip. 

URAC intends to present Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards in the Care Coordination and Clinical Integration category, to be announced at the 2013 Quality Summit on October 1, 2013. For complete conference details, go to https://www.urac.org/2013AnnualSummit/AnnualSummit.asp.

About Access MediQuip
Access MediQuip is the only company in the country that provides an integrated, comprehensive surgical and implant management solution (SIMS) program. With more than 16 years of experience, Access MediQuip provides payers with analytics to understand their implant spend, manage and control the high costs of implants and surgeries, and improve the quality and safety of surgical procedures, while maintaining full access and choice of implants for facilities, surgeons and, ultimately, patients. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida. Access MediQuip is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic private equity firm focused exclusively on health care. For more information, visit www.accessmediquip.com.

About URAC
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, promotes health care quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

SOURCE: URAC