– CarePort, a provider of care coordination and management solutions is collaborating with North Carolina’s statewide health information exchange, NC HealthConnex.
– The partnership allows for all 12 hospitals in the UNC Health Care system to improve efficiency and ultimately improve patient outcomes as the not-for-profit health system builds a more effective care coordination program between hospitals.
– CarePort’s platform provides real-time patient data, alerts for critical patient events (e.g. hospital readmissions) and automated reporting that will enable UNC Health Care to more efficiently track high-risk or value-based patient populations as they transition between levels of care.
CarePort Health, a Boston, MA-based provider of care coordination and post-acute outcomes management has announced its collaboration with NC HealthConnex, North Carolina’s new and modernized health information exchange (HIE). The integration aims to streamline care coordination for NC HealthConnex customer UNC Health Care, a not-for-profit integrated health care system in North Carolina, through real-time notifications and enhanced reporting capabilities that enable the health system to more actively manage patients and improve post-acute outcomes.
All 12 UNC Hospitals to Adopt CarePort Platform
Through this partnership, all 12 UNC Health Care hospitals will use the CarePort platform to gain enhanced visibility and transparency into transitions of care from facilities across the continuum. The integration also enables the health system to leverage their investments in NC HealthConnex and CarePort in one centralized platform for optimal clinical and financial results. The CarePort technology and its robust data analytics enable NC HealthConnex member, UNC Health Care, to more efficiently manage their post-acute network and patient outcomes, ultimately reducing readmission rates and length of stay, and improving referrals to preferred network providers.
Through real-time data, alerts and automated reporting, CarePort and NC HealthConnex enable UNC Health Care to more efficiently track high-risk or value-based patient populations as they transition between levels of care. Using CarePort, UNC Health Care hospitals receive instant notifications and actionable alerts of critical patient events such as hospital readmissions and care transitions in- or out-of-network, and North Carolina post-acute care facilities are able to strengthen their relationships with referring providers through the real-time information and insights CarePort provides.
Why It Matters
“For patients requiring additional care following discharge from our hospitals, our care management teams can use up-to-date data to ensure each patient continues to receive high-quality care regardless of where they receive that care,” says Sharon Kimball, Director, Continuing Care Network at UNC Health Care. “By leveraging data from NC HealthConnex and integrating with CarePort, our health system has the tools in place to improve outcomes and prevent patient readmissions to our hospitals.”