New report unearths key findings about those at greatest risk to steer clinical
and operational decision-making processes
BOSTON, MASS. – APRIL 14, 2020 – CarePort Health, a care coordination market leader that connects 1,000 hospitals with 180,000 post-acute providers, today released a new report: CarePort COVID-19 Insights. Leveraging real-time patient data from CarePort’s transitions-of-care platform, the report offers insight into how certain characteristics of COVID-19 patients correlate with specific outcomes. By making this data publicly accessible, CarePort, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allscripts, aims to empower healthcare providers and government agencies to take swift, intelligent action that fosters optimized and scalable care for patients infected with, or at greatest risk of, the coronavirus.
CarePort aggregates real-time patient data by bridging Electronic Health Record (EHR) providers, such as Allscripts, Epic, Cerner and Meditech, and nursing home and home health EHR systems. The company collects data on thousands of COVID-19 hospitalization cases every day and tracks patients from their acute to post-acute course of care. This cross-continuum view – combined with data on patient outcomes and demographics – provides comprehensive, trusted insights that can be used to aid clinical decision-making, as well as resource and capacity planning.
The report, based on nearly 6,500 COVID-19-related hospitalization cases, reveals key findings such as:
- One in 10 middle-aged patients do not survive their hospital stay
- Male patients with COVID-19 are 1.3X more likely to die during a hospital stay – regardless of their age and any underlying conditions
- 41% of COVID-19-related hospitalizations are for patients under the age of 65
- Acute kidney injury in COVID-19 patients is associated with poorer outcomes across all age groups
- COVID-19 patients with underlying medical conditions are at high risk of mortality
CarePort will continue to release key findings from its dataset as it continues to track patient outcomes.
“As healthcare providers grapple to manage the influx of patients requiring care due to the COVID-19 pandemic, data-driven insights that project care needs across demographics are crucial,” said Lissy Hu, M.D. and CEO of CarePort Health. “By making our data publicly available, we hope to not only help healthcare providers manage this crisis as effectively as possible – from both a clinical and operational perspective – but also empower clinicians, researchers and government agencies to more proactively address anticipated care needs.”
To download CarePort’s complete report, visit the CarePort website.