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Applied Pathways® Software Will Help Clinicians Thrive Under PAMA Legislation

Curion® Platform Certified as a Clinical Decision Support Mechanism by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Schaumburg, ILL, July 25, 2017/PRNewswire/ – Today Applied Pathways announced that its Curion® Platform recently earned certification from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to be a Certified Decision Support Mechanism (CDSM). According to the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014, CDSMs are the only approved bodies that can provide the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) that clinical professionals will be required to use when ordering advanced diagnostic imaging services for their patients.

As defined in the PAMA legislation, a CDSM is an interactive, electronic tool for use by clinicians that communicates AUC information to the user and assists them in making the most appropriate treatment decision for a patient’s specific clinical condition.

The Curion® Platform is a sophisticated rules engine that incorporates visual rules authoring and execution so that your experts’ knowledge can be injected into any third party application, including an EHR, a patient portal, a nurse triage call center or any other clinical application. The requisite AUC will be delivered through Curion® Go, which is a stand-alone solution built on the Curion® Platform.

Steve Lefar, CEO of Applied Pathways, said, “Our efforts to build Curion into a world-class Clinical Decision Support Platform have resulted in being one of only 8 firms to garner certification.” He continued, “Our ability to enable turn-key compliance with the PAMA AUC legislation and simultaneously provide an easy-to-use Clinical Decision Support platform for any clinical scenario a provider may have makes both clinician and IT teamwork easier as they march toward the January 2019 roll out of the mandate.”

About Applied Pathways:

Applied Pathways is focused on reducing the unwanted variance in healthcare that leads to unnecessary spending without positively impacting quality of care. Our visual authoring, rules-engine software, and workflow specific EHR embeddable applications simplify the process of encoding and utilizing clinical knowledge and institutional best practices to deliver a standardized, repeatable system for making decisions across the clinical continuum. To learn more visit appliedpathways.com.

Media Contact:

Stephanie Kowalski

Applied Pathways, LLC

Stephanie.Kowalski@appliedpathway.wpengine.com

773.499.9594

 

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Applied Pathways® Announces Launch of Patient Self-Triage Solution

Curion® Go empowers people to perform symptom self-triage

Schaumburg, ILL, June 6, 2017 – Applied Pathways today announced the launch of Curion® Go, a symptom self-triage solution leveraging triage content from Mayo Clinic and powered by technology from Applied Pathways.

Curion® Go can help payers or providers that are trying to address any of these issues:

  • High costs from avoidable ER or urgent care visits
  • Members going out-of-network or patients going out-of-system for care
  • Sub-optimal patient experience and engagement
  • High costs and typically low return on investment of current triage solutions
  • Patient concerns about calling after hours but needing to know what to do right now

Curion® Go is a comprehensive solution that is leveraging symptom triage content from Mayo Clinic and powered by the Curion® Platform from Applied Pathways to publish that content, in the form of algorithms, into a web responsive application.

With Curion® Go, people can access health guidance for themselves or their family members 24 hours a day every day of the year. The solution steps an individual through a series of relevant triage questions based on the symptoms being experienced. At the end of the self-service triage encounter, the individual receives a recommended next step based on how the questions were answered. For example, “see a provider within 24 hours”.

The benefit of this structured approach is that it offers a standardized, highly-reproducible, transparent way to conduct symptom triage that ensures that people are directed to the right level of care, at the right place, at the right time for cost-effective treatment.

Curion® Go can be implemented into a payer’s or provider’s existing member/patient portal to enhance existing capabilities such as: geo-location to direct people to in-network providers or facilities, direction to a nurse line or a teleconsult, hand-off to schedule an appointment, or integration of the “triage encounter” into the Electronic Health Record.

“With the introduction of Curion® Go we are empowering payers and providers to give people the ability to manage their own symptom-triage whenever and wherever they need it – not just when their doctor’s office is open,” said Steve Lefar, Chief Executive Officer of Applied Pathways. He continued, “in our world of high deductible healthcare this solution will help to improve the patient experience and reduce the cost of care for all parties.”

Applied Pathways will be showcasing Curion® Go in Booth 1414 at the upcoming AHIP Institute & Expo in Austin from June 7-9.

About Applied Pathways:

Applied Pathways is focused on reducing the unwanted variance in healthcare that leads to unnecessary spending without positively impacting quality of care. Our visual authoring and rules-engine software simplifies the process of encoding and utilizing clinical knowledge and institutional best practices to deliver a standardized, repeatable system for making decisions.

Media Contact:

Stephanie Kowalski

Applied Pathways, LLC

Stephanie.Kowalski@appliedpathway.wpengine.com

720.306.8250

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