Allscripts announced today the expansion of its next-generation care management solution, the first to enable providers to manage patients across post-acute settings. Allscripts, through the acquisition of CarePort, a pioneer in post-acute outcomes management, extends its breadth as the largest connected acute and post-acute provider network in the industry.
Due to the shift in healthcare reimbursement and legislation focused on delivering critical outcomes, managing post-acute care is now a necessary and integral component of population health strategy. CarePort enables providers to enhance post-acute outcomes and costs by guiding patients across the care continuum and tracking their recovery in real-time. CarePort has three key EHR-agnostic solutions:
- CarePort Guide, which facilitates efficient post-acute care selection and helps patients choose high-quality care that is best for their needs;
- CarePort Connect, which manages patients across post-acute care settings with real-time data and alerts;
- CarePort Insights, which evaluates patient outcomes and post-acute provider performance metrics.
“Care teams often lack access to real-time and actionable information. CarePort’s vision of connecting post-acute and acute providers while enabling transparency to guide patient care across the continuum aligns with Allscripts’ commitment to improving population health,” said Dr. Lissy Hu, Founder and CEO of CarePort Health.
“By using both CarePort and Allscripts Care ManagementTM, I know how the two solutions can improve post-acute outcomes, and I’m excited to see the two organizations come together. The level of transparency and real-time information the solutions provide regarding our patients is a game changer,” said Alex Alvarez, Vice President for Care Management and Post-Acute Transitions, Maimonides Medical Center. “Allscripts Care Management offers an extensive network of post-acute providers, enabling case managers to send referrals anywhere in the country. Post-discharge, CarePort lets us follow the patient’s journey through post-acute care to collect outcomes data about patients and providers. The combined solution is exactly the kind of patient-centered tool we need to support value-based care and deliver better outcomes.”
Additional customers echoed the importance of a patient-centered approach. “With CarePort, Baystate has provided its patients with ‘first-of-its kind’ technology that helps them decide where to go for post-acute care–a critical decision, as numerous studies show that post-acute providers vary on quality and their ability to care for different types of patients,” said Joel Vengco, VP/CIO, Baystate Health. “In other words, it’s not an easy decision for patients and families to make. Until now.”
Allscripts CareInMotion is a population health management platform that helps healthcare organizations better deliver patient-centered and value-based care. It is a comprehensive, adaptable framework that helps organizations address their specific population health priorities, such as connectivity, care coordination, analytics and patient engagement.
“The addition of CarePort will enable Allscripts to expand the value we bring through our CareInMotion platform,” said Rick Poulton, Allscripts President. “Our goal is to enable our clients to successfully manage post-acute outcomes end-to-end, from the point of hospital discharge and through post-acute care.”
CarePort will continue to be based in Boston operating as a subsidiary of Allscripts. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.