BOSTON – Nov. 14, 2014 – CarePort Health, a digital health company focused on improving post-acute outcomes, announced today its partnership with TechSpring, a healthcare informatics and technology innovation center affiliated with Baystate Health. CarePort began working with Baystate in 2013 and now formally joins the TechSpring accelerator.
At Baystate, CarePort partnered with the case management department to launch a patient-centered tool to help patients and their families make informed decisions about post-acute care. Using the tool, patients can compare post-acute providers on critical information including quality scores, photos, amenities, and clinical capabilities. With CarePort, patients finally have the resource needed to select a provider that will best be able to care for them. The tool has decreased hospital avoidable days, increased patient satisfaction and generated significant cost savings. CarePort is now expanding at Baystate and will be used by the care transitions team to track post-acute care outcomes for different patient populations.
TechSpring, a collaborative initiative based in Springfield’s emerging Innovation District, will match private enterprises with partners and expertise from Baystate to take on some of healthcare’s most difficult challenges. Other industry partners include Cerner, IBM, Premier Inc., Dell, Medecision, and Mainline Information Systems.
“The strong culture of innovation was what first attracted us to Baystate,” said Dr. Lissy Hu, Co-founder and CEO of CarePort. “The creation of TechSpring further demonstrates Baystate’s commitment to improving healthcare delivery and willingness to share its resources with young companies who are tackling healthcare’s most pressing problems. We are excited to continue working with the Baystate Health system to improve post-acute outcomes.”
“The use of data has long played a key role in influencing our care for individuals; now, we’re really recognizing its potential to improve the quality of care for populations of people,” said Dr. Evan Benjamin, senior vice president for Healthcare Quality and Population Health at Baystate Health. “Our partnership with CarePort has the potential to make major contributions to our understanding of the best approach to caring for communities here in western Massachusetts, across the country and the world.”
About CarePort Health
CarePort enables providers to optimize post-acute outcomes and costs by guiding patients across the care continuum and tracking their recovery in real-time. Its interactive, patient-centered platform enables patients and families to find high-quality post-acute providers. CarePort continues to follow patients throughout their episode of care by leveraging timely, actionable data from post-acute providers. CarePort has been implemented in leading health systems, physician groups, accountable care organizations, and post-acute providers. To learn more about the company, visit www.careporthealth.com.