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Montana Children’s Health Bureau Selects Iron Data to Implement its CANS Assessment Management System

February 27, 2013 | Company News

NOTE: This press release was issued prior to the merger between MicroPact and Iron Data.

February 27, 2013, Washington, D.C. – The Montana Children Mental Health Bureau (CMHB) has awarded a contract to Iron Data to implement its CANS Assessment Management System which leverages Iron Data’s integrated Intelligent Case Manager (ICM) solution. ICM is a web-based solution that allows authorized users to securely access the system from any location using a Web browser and an Internet connection. This new system will deliver real-time assessment management and information sharing, and encourage collaboration between certified CANS providers and CMHB. With anytime, anywhere access to ICM, certified CANS providers have the freedom to spend more time assisting their clients and less time recording data and exchanging information.

The Montana Children Mental Health Bureau provides collaborative leadership in an integrated system of care for Montana families, youth and children, and manages effective Medicaid funded mental health services. CMHB has selected the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) as their functional assessment tool.

The Department selected Iron Data to provide a modern, web-based CANS assessment management system which will enable CMHB to automate many of its existing manual processes and improve communication with its key stakeholders. The ICM system, among other things, will allow the certified CANS providers (iHome), as well as CMHB staff to create and maintain assessment data, store documents electronically, generate accurate reporting information and communicate information electronically between different entities.

Additional features of the ICM system will include workload management which facilitates routing of case work, collaboration on case development, as well as enabling users to manage, prioritize and isolate work across the entire case load. iHome providers will have the ability to create and maintain various CANS assessments per client as well as report on their progress. This data capture will allow CMHB and providers to analyze trends and outcomes.

The Bureau chose to partner with Iron Data for a number of reasons including 30+ years’ experience delivering benefits entitlement case management systems for customers such as the Social Security Administration, providing a modern solution using the latest technologies that can be easily configured to meet the Bureau’s needs, and offering ongoing maintenance services to ensure the system remains current with Federal regulations and policy changes.

About Iron Data

Iron Data is based in Washington, D.C., with seven offices and over 450 employees. Iron Data offers a comprehensive suite of solutions, called Intelligent Process Management, that assess, improve, manage and monitor challenging operational process issues for clients in two key verticals: public sector and transportation/ logistics. Iron Data’s case management solutions are used by roughly 50,000 users from the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and 47 State Disability Determination Services users to process non-occupational SSA disability claims for roughly 80% of the approximately 4.2 million annual claims made nationally. Our solutions are also used to process Medicaid Disability claims for 15 states.