The INTERACT® Program and Tools were initially developed by Joseph G. Ouslander, MD and Mary Perloe, MS, GNP at the Georgia Medical Care Foundation with the support of a contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The current versions of the INTERACT® Program were developed by an interdisciplinary team under the leadership of Dr. Joseph G. Ouslander, M.D. with input from many direct care providers and national experts in projects based at Florida Atlantic University (FAU).
Support for the further development, refinement, evaluation, and dissemination of the INTERACT® Program for nursing homes has been provided by The Commonwealth Fund, the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute for Nursing Research, CMS, the Retirement Research Foundation, PointClickCare (Westcom), and Medline Industries. Support for the development and testing of the INTERACT® Program for assisted living and home health has been provided by a CMS Innovation Award.
Use of the Program
The INTERACT® trademark is registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office by FAU and the INTERACT® Program materials are copyrighted by FAU. These materials are provided for free and we welcome their use in clinical care.
There is growing interest in INTERACT® materials within academic, clinical, and commercial organizations which we welcome. However, we want to ensure that these materials are utilized consistently and in an optimal fashion. As a result there is now a “Click through” agreement on the INTERACT® Tool pages. We do not want inhibit use, but we request that INTERACT® materials not be incorporated in software or electronic health records or in other forms of health information technology, without specific permission from Pathway Health. We also request that you not use these materials and/or the trademark INTERACT® trademark in any form in products for sale, without specific permission from Pathway Health.
If you have any questions about the use of the INTERACT® Program and Tools, please send them to us through the “Contact Us” section of this website. Thank you.