CTG Health Solutions Announces 5-Team Members Achieve PCMH CCE Certification
CTG Health Solutions Announces Five Team Members AchievePatient-Centered Medical Home CCE Certification

Strength and Experience of Its PCMH CCE Team PositionsCTG to Support Compliance and Value-based Care Initiatives

DALLAS —  October 29, 2014  — CTG HealthSolutions (CTGHS), a leading health information technology (HIT) consulting firm anda business unit of CTG, an IT solutions and services company, announced today that four of the company’s Advisory Services team members achieved PCMH CCE (Patient-Centered Medical Home Certified Content ExpertTM)certification having successfully completed the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)’s  rigorous certification course and exam. The PCMH CCE exam requires extensive expertise in PCMH policies and standards. The CTG Health Solutions Advisory Services team now has five PCMH CCE consultants who collectively have 85 years of clinical, administrative, and executive healthcare leadership experience, and more than 50 years of consulting experience. As PCMH CCEs, this team of experienced consultants has demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the requirements, application process, and documentation needed for PCMH Recognition.

The CTG Health Solutions Advisory Services consultants recently earning PCMH CCE certification include:

·        Helen Bremford, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, PCMH CCE
·        John Hoffstatter, PA-C, MS CIS, PCMH CCE
·        Kathleen Mrozek, MS, PCMH CCE
·        Linda Lockwood, RN, MBA, PCMH CCE

This group joins Jeanette Ball, BSN, RN, PCMH CCE in earning this certification.Ms. Ball has led CTG Health Solutions’ PCMH work to date, successfully bringing PCMH recognition to over 15 physician practices and over 100 physicians who all achieved Level 3 recognition. She has also coached over 30 practices in PCMH principles towards their PCMH endeavors.

CTG Health Solutions has been an active participant in the development of the PCMH on a national level. The firm’s PCMH work has been linked to documented improvements in diabetes outcomes throughout Western New York. This work and results have been presented and published nationally in a number of forums, including the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2014 Annual Conference, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)’s 5th Annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community, and the peer-reviewed Journal of Healthcare Information Management 2014 spring edition. 

“As the industry moves toward avalue-based care market with a focus on improved outcomes, the number, experience, and qualifications of CTG’s PCMH CCE position CTG to meet the needs of healthcare organizations to be successful in compliance initiatives like accountable care and eligibility for Medicare Shared Savings and Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments,” said Ted Reynolds, vice president of CTG Health Solutions. “The strength and depth of our team’s PCMH knowledge and healthcare industry experience can also guide organizations to achieve the outcomes identified in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s “Triple Aim” Initiative of improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care.”   

About CTG Health Solutions

CTG Health Solutions (CTGHS), the healthcare division of CTG, is a leading information technology consulting firm dedicated solely to helping healthcare institutions, physician practices, payers, and related organizations achieve clinical and financial goals through effective technology and business solutions. In more than 25 years of operation, CTGHS has provided healthcare IT, operational, and strategic consulting support to more than 600 healthcare organizations. CTG is a publicly-traded IT services and solutions company that was founded in 1966 and operates in North America and Western Europe. For more information, visit www.ctghs.com.

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