MUNDELEIN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More hospitals are shifting their attention to post-acute providers and making critical decisions about who they partner with to help avoid readmissions. And come 2018, skilled nursing facilities will also need to up their accountability or face penalties for rehospitalizations. Knowing that quality is quickly becoming today’s healthcare currency, a dynamic new partnership between Medline and Health Dimensions Group (HDG) will bring greater quality of care and outcomes to residents and patients nationwide.
Through this newly awarded, three-year prime vendor agreement, Medline will not only provide HDG facilities with cost savings on a comprehensive portfolio of products, but offer value-added programs to help achieve maximum efficiency and improved quality of care. The abaqis® Quality Management System, which replicates QIS system methods and procedures to help facilities better comply with regulations, is just one solution example that can provide patient-specific care and monitor readmissions.
“In today’s complex healthcare world, innovative partners need to do more than just deliver on price,” says Mark Mega, post-acute division sales manager, Medline. “That’s why we are laser focused on helping our customers achieve both clinical and financial success. We are proud of the value we bring through quality management solutions and look forward to working with HDG to share insight, efficiency and expertise.”
HDG’s unique business model includes management and consulting services. HDG provides management to 30 communities spanning assisted living, independent living and skilled nursing. Their nationally recognized consulting firm provides solutions to hospitals, health systems, and post-acute care providers in all 50 states. Through this exclusive partnership, HDG will provide consulting services to Medline customers and healthcare providers in the areas of post-acute and senior care quality, strategy, and operational and financial performance. This unique relationship will provide comprehensive solutions to both Medline and HDG’s clients, positioning them for success in the rapidly changing environment of post-acute and senior care.
“Our seniors rely on us to provide quality health care services every day,” says Craig Abbott, president, Health Dimensions Group. “Medline’s track record of results and industry knowledge can help us unlock even more meaningful ways to deliver high quality care and outcomes. We are extremely excited for the opportunity to partner with Medline to provide quality health care solutions.”
Learn more about abaqis and other quality improvement solutions by visiting http://www.medline.com/pages/quality-assurance/advancing-quality-together.
Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the health care industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., the company offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,200 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com or http://www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on its social media channels.
About Health Dimensions Group
For more than a decade, HDG has provided high-level management and consulting solutions serving the needs of hospitals, health systems, and long-term care and senior living providers across the nation. The company now manages and operates 30 health care properties, and provides consulting to clients in all 50 states.