Hospitals, Health Systems, IDNs & Post-Acute Providers, Chains Rely on Company to Improve Patient Transitions from One Level of Care to Another
NEWTON, Mass. — August 15, 2012 — Curaspan Health Group®, the industry leader in building secure electronic patient-transition networks for hospitals, post-acute providers and payers to optimize outcomes as patients move between levels of care, has grown revenue year-to-date by nearly 20 percent and its customer base by almost 10 percent. The company now has more than 4,400 customers in 41 states plus the District of Columbia.
“We’re very excited to be working with Curaspan to streamline patient transitions,” said Dolly McCranie, RN, director of case management at Central Florida Health Alliance in Leesburg, Fla. “By automating manual tasks, we’ll have more time that we can spend with patients.”
“The confidence that providers have in our one platform to power connected, coordinated and collaborative patient management for better care and better financial results is very gratifying,” said Curaspan president and CEO Thomas R. Ferry. “As providers prepare for ACOs, value-based purchasing and other new models of care and reimbursement, they recognize the value we deliver to support their initiatives.”
“Curaspan helps us strengthen our leadership in health care and technology,” explained Bryan C. Kerr, executive director of administration at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center in Mobile, Ala. “Its Web-based workflow automation tools and years of experience connecting hospitals with community partners position us for increased operational efficiency and better outcomes.”
New Curaspan hospital and health-system customers include Bethesda West Hospital, Boynton Beach, Fla.; Botsford Hospital, Farmington Hills, Mich.; Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, Md.; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York; Owensboro Medical Health System, Owensboro, Ky.; UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center, Rio Rancho, N.M.; South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, N.Y.; Northwest Hospital, Randallstown, Md.; Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Md.; and Upstate University Hospital Community Campus, Syracuse, N.Y.
Other organizations have expanded their relationship with the company. Johns Hopkins Health System now has seven facilities using applications that are part of the Curaspan Synchronized Patient Management™ solution, having deployed to two additional hospitals DischargeCentral®, the application for streamlined discharge planning.
“DischargeCentral has been a vital part of how social workers do their work,” said Carol Stansbury, LCSW-C, director of medicine/surgery social work at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. “The productivity, the timeliness and our ability to view reports to track readmissions make it a valuable tool. We honestly don’t know what we would do without it.”
The Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network in New England, which in 2007 began its relationship with Curaspan using ReferralCentral® for referral management, this year also adopted Curaspan applications for discharge planning.
“It was a no-brainer to extend our relationship with Curaspan because of the improved outcomes we’ve experienced using the referral-management application,” added Patricia Buiocchi, BSN, Northeast Rehab’s vice president of business development and strategic planning. “This helps us further automate coordination between levels of care.”
In addition to the DischargeCentral software-as-a-service (SaaS) application, Curaspan offers RideCentral® for managing non-emergent transport and has introduced ReviewCentral™ for utilization review.
“We’re looking forward to the same efficiency and productivity gains with utilization review as we have with Curaspan for discharge planning,” said Angela Roberson, RN, director of case management at Spartanburg Regional in Spartanburg, S.C.
The significant growth of hospitals among Curaspan customers has been paralleled by growth with post-acute providers. Among new national accounts utilizing the Curaspan solution at multiple sites are Fundamental in Sparks, Md.; HCR ManorCare in Toledo, Ohio; HealthSouth in Birmingham, Ala.; Intrepid in Dallas; and LHC Group in Lafayette, La.
Founded in 1999, Curaspan set the standard for the secure transmission of clinical data about patients moving from one level of care to another. Long-standing customers include NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Saint Thomas Health (part of Ascension Health), Vanguard Health Systems, Amedisys Home Health Care, American Medical Response, Gentiva Health Services, Golden Living and Life Care Centers of America.
About Curaspan Health Group
Curaspan Health Group connects providers, payers and suppliers via secure electronic patient-transition networks to improve outcomes as patients move between levels of care. The Web-based platform and applications that power those networks make up the Curaspan Synchronized Patient Management™ solution. Interoperable with all HIS, it’s the foundation for initiatives like ACOs, HIEs, value-based purchasing and other evolving models of care and reimbursement. With a unique combination of workflow tools, content and service, it helps improve operational efficiency and clinical care at leading health-care organizations nationwide. Founded in 1999, Curaspan headquarters are in Newton, Mass. For more information, please visit Curaspan.com.