Ohio Agency picks Long Term Care Innovation, Inc. for Technology Initiative

Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. (AAA7) has engaged Long Term Care Innovation, Inc. (LTCI) to help identify technology solutions for optimizing patient transition outcomes. Based in Rio Grande, Ohio, AAA7 is recognized as a leader in innovation for Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) and home and community based services (HCBS). AAA7 serves ten counties in southern Ohio, including Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton.

Success with care coordination and transitions management is an important focus for AAA7’s strategic roadmap. Increasingly, hospital systems are turning to AAA7 to provide care coordination and short-term case management for patients transitioning between settings to improve outcomes, maximize patient satisfaction and reduce readmissions. AAA7’s decades of experience with LTSS adds unique value for hospitals and other payers.

Recognizing that being data-driven is key to optimizing patient outcomes and delivering for its payers and partners, AAA7 hired LTCI to help its team document automation, data and analytics requirements; identify potential approaches; evaluate options; and select solutions. LTCI specializes in helping LTSS stakeholders to leverage technology, data and analytics to achieve strategic objectives.

“AAA7 is committed to succeeding with value-based business models and that means we must leverage technology,” said Pamela K. Matura, Executive Director. “Long Term Care Innovation’s focus on aligning technology and data for LTSS organizations like us is a great fit to help us find the solutions we need.”

LTCI’s president Tom Laba said, “LTCI’s ability to provide solid “bang for the buck” is a reason we keep getting hired by LTSS organizations to help tie data and analytics to strategic goals and then identify the appropriate technology necessary to make this happen. We’re very pleased to have the opportunity to help AAA7 with its exciting initiative.”

Efforts on the project have already begun and time is of the essence. AAA7 expects its focus on technology and data to drive growth for its present agency programs and future business opportunities.

The Area Agency on Aging District 7, (AAA7) Inc. administers programs for the elderly funded by the state and federal governments. Federal funds under the Older Americans Act and the Health Care Financing Administration, as well as all state funds, are received through the Ohio Department of Aging. The Agency contracts with agencies and then channels funds through this network of service providers. These agency providers include senior centers, community action agencies, home health agencies, health departments, etc.

Long Term Care Innovation, Inc. is a Vermont-based IT consulting firm specializing in HCBS. With more than 18 years’ experience working directly with HCBS organizations and technology for HCBS, the LTCI team has worked with stakeholders in 40+ states nationwide. LTCI helps long term care stakeholders clarify objectives; define both short-term and long-term needs; evaluate, select and implement solutions (or re-configure existing ones); and manage interoperability with partners, including exchanges and health plans. Visit the LTCI website at www.ltcinnovation.com. Contact: info@ltcinnovation.com.