A Breadth of Integrated Capabilities:

Overview

Ascellon specializes in using analytics, IT and program management to target problems and achieve breakthroughs. We can answer small, narrowly defined challenges, and we can utilize our capabilities to customize a turnkey program for gathering and analyzing data, identifying and applying best practices, educating and training, managing ongoing operations, monitoring results and supporting ongoing process improvement.

Targeted Capabilities – Brochures

Proven ExpertiseCase Studies

Program Management

  • Project and Program Management Support
  • ISO 9001 Standards-based Quality Management Systems (QMS) Development and Support
  • Surveys, Data Collection and Analysis
  • Program Monitoring, Evaluation and Technical Assistance
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Section 508 Compliance Consulting and Implementation
  • Ascellon enables customers to improve management control, responsiveness and productivity while cutting costs and risks. We work with our customers to establish performance requirements on programs and then develop meaningful metrics to measure performance. Through effective performance monitoring, we provide senior managers with the insight to evaluate program or business activities and how they affect outcomes.

    Project and Program Management Support

    Customers utilize Ascellon’s Project and Program Management Support Services either to augment project and program management activities within their organizations, or to establish and implement a Program Management Office (PMO). We add value to our customers’ projects and programs through helping them to improve specific elements in project management; achieving a common project management approach across multiple projects; deploy resources more effectively; implement standards and methods; and maintain project artifacts for organizational knowledge retention.

  • ISO 9001 Standards-based Quality Management Systems (QMS) Development and Support

    We assist organizations in transforming loosely structured program management functions into high-functioning Program Management Offices (PMO) utilizing PMBOK based methodologies, ISO 9001:2015 quality management systems, and other standardized tools. We can help to align PMO infrastructure and processes with organization goals and strategies. Our services in this area also include enterprise portfolio management, governance process methodology, and development of dashboards for senior management.

  • Surveys, Data Collection and Analysis

    We have in-depth expertise and broad experience collecting data and providing our customers with meaningful insights based on sound analysis. We plan, implement, and report on surveys using a variety of methods and software tools, depending on our customers’ needs. We have broad experience in data collection covering telephone interviews, in-person interviews, observations, web and email surveys. We have institutionalized quality procedures that ensure the highest level of data accuracy. Our data analysts, data scientists and software experts are highly trained in data collation, analyses and reporting.

  • Program Monitoring, Evaluation and Technical Assistance

    Ascellon assists customers with effectively monitoring grants and programs they support and providing required technical assistance to make the programs more effective. We can assist in establishing the relevant baseline evaluation criteria and assessment approach. Our experienced staff of experts conduct baseline assessments in close coordination with the customer. We modify the evaluation criteria based on what we learn from the baseline assessments and use quantitative and qualitative approaches to enhance our ability to evaluate and classify performance.

    We will also establish formal technical assistance (TA) protocols, including program-specific communications and reporting guidelines. We can deliver TA to disseminate best practices and communicate performance requirements within the program.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Section 508 Compliance Consulting and Implementation

    We have the experience and capabilities to bring organizations into compliance for accessibility in accordance with ADA Section 508 standards. We can assist with all phases of a compliance program, including completing accessibility audits, identifying any changes or updates required, applying necessary changes and updates, and developing a customized plan for on-going accessibility monitoring and implementation.

    Our services cover websites and documents created in any format.

Healthcare Solutions

  • Healthcare Facility Survey and Certification Services

    Ascellon provides direct support to government agencies as an independent monitor of healthcare facilities through regulatory and compliance surveys. Our expertise covers residential and non-residential health care facilities, including long-term care, hospice, intermediate care, adult day care, community mental health centers and psychiatric hospitals. The work we perform is essential to assessing the designated facilities’ performance and environmental safety measures.

    To ensure our customers receive complete analyses, we draw on the expertise of interdisciplinary teams (consisting of registered nurses, life safety code specialists, dieticians, pharmacists, physicians, social workers and long-term care experts) to ascertain which facilities are non-compliant with regulations and standards that stipulate the quality of care. Our teams' assessments are reviewed and compiled utilizing customized proprietary data systems, which integrate findings from surveys, for accurate and effective reporting.

    Our expertise includes assisting long term care providers with all aspects of their compliance program development and monitoring, implementation and monitoring of quality programs and mock surveys.

    The services we provide in this area include:

    • Survey and inspection services for residential, acute care and non-residential health care facilities in accordance with Federal and State regulations
    • Life Safety Code (LSC) inspection of residential and non-residential facilities to improve safety
    • Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance and quality assurance/performance improvement (QAPI) requirements under section 6102 of the ACA.
    • Developing and monitoring of quality of care indicators
    • Analysis of non-compliance issues and developing corrective action plans
    • Providing Quality Assurance services that include documenting quality objectives
  • Healthcare Facility Life Safety Code

    Ascellon offers expertise in Life Safety Code consulting, training and inspection services as they apply to healthcare facilities, specifically those that provide services, treatment and occupancy for nursing home residents. Our areas of expertise include NFPA 101® Code for safety to Life from Fire in Buildings and Structures.

  • Healthcare Quality Assurance Program Improvement (QAPI) Consulting and Training

    Ascellon’s training and consulting services in QAPI provide valuable aids and tools for the establishment of an effective QAPI foundation. We assist in developing the expertise for nursing homes to assess, evaluate, and improve their care and services. Our experienced QAPI consultants and trainers can leverage their expertise to maximize the return on investments made in care improvement. We help nursing homes undertake a systematic, comprehensive, data-driven, proactive approach to performance management and improvement.

  • Program Integrity

    Ascellon’s Program Integrity practice area offers a range of services that include review of payment systems, medical records, analysis of reimbursement patterns, and risk modeling. We perform rigorous medical records and facility audits that identify fraud, waste, and abuse behaviors in government funded healthcare programs and improve the overall effectiveness of services our customers provide to their beneficiaries.

    Our Program Integrity practice is supported by Ascellon’s ANSWERS Suite of software products. The ANSWERS Suite is an integrated arsenal of medical record analysis and fraud detection applications. Armed with quality control mechanisms, intuitive analytics, and interactive reports, Answers gives you the tools to combat fraud, waste, and abuse. Investigators and analysts will agree that Answers can serve as the first line of defense to prevent, deter, identify and resolve high risk situations. Click on ANSWERS for more information or to request a demo.

  • Healthcare Facility Survey and Certification Services
  • Healthcare Facility Life Safety Code
  • Healthcare Quality Assurance Program Improvement (QAPI) Consulting and Training
  • Program Integrity

Technology Solutions

  • Software Design, Development & Implementation
  • Workflow Management & Collaboration Systems
  • Computer and Data Security
  • Hosting Solutions
  • Independent Validation and Verification
  • We offer comprehensive professional services for design, configuration, implementation, hosting and support of information technology systems. Our highly skilled technology and systems professionals go beyond providing routine IT resources – we help our customers achieve desired business outcome.

    Ascellon’s IT solutions combine multi-disciplinary expertise and experience of our professionals to address specific IT issues or challenges facing an organization of any size.

    We can answer small, narrowly defined challenges; and we can integrate our capabilities to customize a turnkey program for gathering and analyzing data, identifying and applying best practices, educating and training, managing ongoing operations, monitoring results and supporting ongoing improvement.

    Software Design, Development and Implementation

    Ascellon delivers comprehensive professional services for computer systems development, maintenance, and operation, including: requirements definition, system analysis, and system design, development and implementation. Our implementation services include conversion, computer programming, testing and validation, and documentation. Our highly skilled technology and systems professionals go beyond providing IT resources – we help our customers manage business outcomes.

  • Workflow Management & Collaboration Systems

    Ascellon’s leading business process management (BPM) consulting services empowers our customers to configure the best automated solutions for all facets of enterprise workflow management including. Based on our customer’s unique requirements, we recommend and implement systems that get the work to the right person at the right time through effective solutions for process management; prioritize items through queue management; assign responsibilities through role management; and maintain the organization’s inventory of roles and skills. Our workflow management solutions ensure seamless integration of functions through efficient information sharing and case management.

    We select and implement only the best solution from industry leaders in workflow automation systems to satisfy the unique requirements of our customers.

  • Computer and Data Security

    Ascellon’s rigorous approach uses real-world technical and operational techniques to identify and exploit your mission critical networks. Our Internal Security Assessment evaluates your network and operations risk. We provide a full range of cyber security services designed for a wide range of government and commercial organizations. We utilize Risk-Based Security Management (RBSM) techniques to provide results that enable the enterprise to make investments for their security programs.

  • Hosting Solutions

    Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) has become a high-value target for hackers. And the cost of non-compliance, or a breach, is often too much to bear for businesses that operate in or adjacent to the medical sector. For companies that interact in any way with sensitive patient data of any kind, we provide HIPAA compliant hosting to maintain compliance. Privacy and security. Our team of HIPAA implementation experts will work with you to build a comprehensive, fully-compliant solution that addresses the confidentiality, availability and integrity of electronic protected health information (e-PHI).

  • Independent Validation and Verification

    Ascellon’s approach to Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services extends beyond software development verification and validation to cover program V&V, quality assurance, security and risk management. Our IV&V experts leverage a proven standards-based framework, which minimizes risk to the organization, while being agile enough to adjust to ever changing project requirements and constraints. Integrity, surety and precision form the foundation of our IV&V approach. Our experts unite these three elements to ensure that each IV&V engagement, whether large or small, produces astonishing results for our clients. Our approach, expansive knowledge and real- world experience in multiple domains ensure that IV&V services are delivered with speed and agility.

Training Solutions

  • Ascellon’s training approach provides a comprehensive learning process which addresses the broader professional development implications of a training program, as well as the organizational environment in which the training program will be implemented. Our Training solutions are developed by subject matter experts to help organizations and individuals improve personal competence and skills – core enablers offer sustainable improvements and competitive advantage, and is designed to address all relevant areas of learning.

    Quality Assurance Program Improvement (QAPI) Training

    Ascellon’s training and consulting services in QAPI provide valuable aids and tools for the establishment of an effective QAPI foundation. We assist in developing the expertise for nursing homes to assess, evaluate, and improve their care and services. Our experienced QAPI consultants and trainers can leverage their expertise to maximize the return on investments made in care improvement. We help nursing homes undertake a systematic, comprehensive, data-driven, proactive approach to performance management and improvement.

  • Life Safety Code Consulting & Training

    Ascellon offers expertise in Life Safety Code consulting, training and inspection services as they apply to healthcare facilities, specifically those that provide services, treatment and occupancy for nursing home residents.

    Our areas of expertise include NFPA 101® Code for safety to Life from Fire in Buildings and Structures. We assist customers in identifying and maintaining compliance with criteria for the design of protective features and systems, building services, operating features, maintenance activities, and other provisions.

    We offer comprehensive expertise in all relevant areas of Life Safety Code requirements, including:

    • Building Service Equipment
    • Corridor
    • General/Emergency Power Supply Service (EPSS) Systems
    • Oxygen Storage
    • Smoking Regulations
    • Sprinkler Systems
    • Training

    For more information on our Life Safety Code services, we invite you to visit our Life Safety Code Resource Center to view relevant code information or submit a question to our Life Safety Code experts.

  • Healthcare Survey Training Services

    Our health care facility surveyor training courses are designed for non-surveyors or experienced surveyors looking to update surveyor skills. Our surveyor training cover appropriate CMS regulations, investigative skills, problem solving, surveyor task management and effective communication and documentation skills. The types of facilities covered include: nursing homes; ambulatory surgical centers; end stage renal disease; and hospice.

    Our Long-Term Care Facility Resident Assessment Instrument 3.0 Training provides participants with familiarity with the recent updates in Minimum Data Set (MDS) Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) manual related to the changes in long-term survey process and revisions and additions to the federal regulations.

    Our courses have been developed by experienced trainers, quality assurance professionals and experienced surveyors. The courses are based on many decades of survey experience and over 15 years of Ascellon’s institutionalized knowledge based on health facility survey processes.

  • Leadership Development

    This seminar is geared toward the strategic decision makers in the organization. It is designed to present mid-level and senior leaders with an orientation on the intrapersonal, interpersonal and organizational aspects of human relations, in order to gain an understanding of their impacts on organizational cohesion and mission effectiveness.

    The course follows a building block approach, using instructional segments on intrapersonal awareness, interpersonal communications, and organizational behavior. The intent of this course is to raise leader awareness of personnel dynamics and incorporate participants’ personal and professional experiences in solving organizational issues. Participants are encouraged to bring real-world issues and problems to the table, give and receive feedback, and explore the impact of their personal behaviors on others, the group, and on larger organizational systems.

    Our Team Building course will increase team morale, improve focus and productivity, reduce team tension, and set your team on the track to achievement. Our workshops are fully customizable to your specific leadership & management challenges.

    • Group Development
    • Developing Supervisory and Management Skills
    • Change Management
    • Business Ethics
    • Human Capital Development
    • Briefing Techniques
    • Communication Skills
    • Small Group Facilitation
    • Capitalizing on Diversity
    • Team Building
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Discrimination Awareness

    This course develops a base of knowledge and skills that allows participants to serve as effective Change Agents within their organizations. The course will focus on the statutory/legal, intra/interpersonal, and organizational aspects of EEO. The course will focus on ensuring that employees know what is considered discrimination and how to report it, and understand that discrimination will not be tolerated

    • Gender Communications
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Prejudice and Discrimination
    • System versus Victim focus
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Sexual Orientation
    • Religious Diversity/Accommodation
    • Diversity Management
    • Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness
  • Quality Assurance Program Improvement (QAPI)
  • Life Safety Code Consulting & Training
  • Health Care Facilities Surveyor Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Discrimination Awareness