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Ochsner Health Selects CarePort® to Streamline Patient Care Transitions

Louisiana health system will use CarePort solutions to enhance care coordination initiatives and help patients and families make informed post-acute care decisions

BOSTON — March 16, 2021 — CarePort, powered by WellSky®, a market leader in care transitions, today announced that Ochsner Health, Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic healthcare system, has chosen CarePort as its new care transitions solution to drive more seamless experiences across the continuum of care. Ochsner Health will implement CarePort Care Management and CarePort Guide across 18 hospitals to support enhanced care coordination and informed patient choice during the post-acute care selection process.

“As we evaluated our health system’s vision for more streamlined case management and transitions of care, the CarePort platform offered us a singular, comprehensive solution to meet our needs,” said Harry Reese, vice president, post-acute and home care, Ochsner Heath. “The platform’s robust reporting and analytics capabilities will be instrumental in working with payers to reduce denials, and with post-acute providers to decrease patients’ length of stay.”

Leveraging CarePort Guide, Ochsner Health will provide support for patients and their families in making more informed choices about the patient’s post-acute care. Incorporating provider quality and patient choice into the decision-making process, CarePort Guide shares available information on all Medicare-certified post-acute, home health, and hospice agencies in the country, and engages patients and families in post-acute care selection through interactive guides and facility virtual tours.

“Ochsner Health’s selection of the CarePort platform speaks to the critical capabilities that set us apart from other offerings,” said Dr. Lissy Hu, CEO and founder of CarePort. “As the industry moves away from fee-for-service into a value-based environment, our platform enables us with the flexibility to partner with Ochsner on further innovations and invest in additional modules as their care coordination needs evolve.”

Ochsner Health refers patients to post-acute providers nationally and will benefit from CarePort’s extensive network of more than 110,000 post-acute providers –– including skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, long-term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and hospices. Over the past year, CarePort sent 20 million referrals to post-acute providers, representing an 18.4% year-over-year increase in referrals from 2019 to 2020. The CarePort platform captures more than 30% of transitions to post-acute care and offers the largest end-to-end care coordination network that exists today. By harnessing the capabilities of CarePort’s solutions, Ochsner Health continues to prioritize care coordination and post-acute selection with patient choice ​to ensure high-quality care is realized for patients.

About CarePort, powered by WellSky®

CarePort is the leading care coordination network with thousands of providers connected across the U.S. The end-to-end platform bridges acute and post-acute EHR data, providing visibility into the entire patient journey for providers, physicians, payers, and ACOs. With CarePort, healthcare professionals can efficiently and effectively coordinate patient care to better track and manage patients as they move through the continuum. CarePort helps providers meet and comply with the patient event notification Condition of Participation, as part of the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule, and the IMPACT Act. Read more about CarePort on careporthealth.comTwitter and LinkedIn.

About Ochsner Health

Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Ochsner Health is a not-for-profit committed to giving back to the communities it serves through preventative screenings, health and wellness resources and partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. Ochsner Health healed more than 876,000 people from across the globe in 2019, providing the latest medical breakthroughs and therapies, including digital medicine for chronic conditions and telehealth specialty services. Ochsner Health is a national leader, named the top hospital in Louisiana and a top children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report. As Louisiana’s leading healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. Ochsner Health is innovating healthcare by investing in new technologies and research to make world-class care more accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner’s team of more than 26,000 employees and 4,500 providers are working to reinvent the future of health and wellness in the region. To learn more about Ochsner Health, please visit www.ochsner.org. To transform your health, please visit www.ochsner.org/healthyyou.

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