SOAPware President Randall Oates, M.D. Among First NCQA Certified Patient-Centered Medical Home Content Experts
This prestigious credential emphasizes SOAPware’s commitment to improving the quality of health care
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – SOAPware Inc. is excited to announce that Randall Oates, M.D., SOAPware Founder and President, was named as one of the health care professionals from 29 states who was first to earn certification as NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Content Experts™.
The first cadre of PCMH Certified Content Experts™ is regionally and professionally diverse: they are from 29 states and include physicians, nurses, allied health care providers, social workers, psychologists, medical technicians, hospital administrators and independent consultants.
The Certified Content Experts completed two rigorous PCMH education seminars and passed a comprehensive exam validating their knowledge of NCQA Recognition standards and guidelines, application procedures, survey processes and documentation requirements. The designation of NCQA PCMH Certified Content Expert is valid for two years and is renewable.
Dr. Oates’ certification represents a landmark achievement for himself and SOAPware Inc., as he believes the PCMH model is essential to survival in the future U.S. healthcare environment. He states: “The only approaches to achieving the Triple Aim of healthcare reform are those represented by PCMH and Patient Centered Specialty Practices (PCSP).”
About Patient-Centered Medical HomesMedical homes are the fastest growing delivery system innovation in recent years. Studies show they improve the quality of primary care, as well as patient and provider satisfaction with care. More practices have transformed into patient-centered medical homes by earning NCQA PCMH Recognition than by following any other medical home model, making NCQA’s program the most widely adopted in the country. Since 2008, PCMH Recognition has been NCQA’s fastest-growing evaluation program, with more 5,500 practices earning the NCQA designation as medical homes.
About SOAPwareSince its founding by a physician over two decades ago, SOAPware has been providing the healthcare community with the most affordable, robust, easy-to-use EHR solutions available on the market. Our ONC-ATCB Certified software is designed by medical providers and engineered in a real-world setting, making SOAPware the preferred EMR for nearly 30,000 professionals from over 70 specialties across the U.S. and around the world.