CarePort enables safe transitions of care during COVID-19 outbreak
Launches industry resource providing current learnings, latest trends and best practices from 1,000 hospitals and 180,000 post-acute providers are now available through CarePort’s COVID-19 Transitions of Care Hub
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“The COVID-19 pandemic presents unchartered territory for hospital and post-acute providers, and CarePort and
The following insights are currently highlighted in the COVID-19 Transitions of Care Hub:
More visibility on COVID-19 hospitalizations needed
Providers seek notifications on COVID-19 patients who may be diagnosed in outside hospitals
Hospitals may be aware of COVID-19 diagnoses at their own facilities, but patients often seek care at outside hospitals, and even across state lines. Given our national network of hospitals and post-acute providers, CarePort is enabling providers in our network to receive alerts when a patient with whom they had an encounter is diagnosed with COVID-19. As a best practice, real-time alerts are also being sent to the primary care physician so that they can ensure appropriate follow-up care.
Finding nursing homes for COVID-19 patients is creating bottlenecks in hospitals
In areas where there is an influx of COVID-19 patients, finding post-acute providers that are willing and able to accept COVID-19 patients has been a challenge. CarePort is working with hospitals to reduce bottlenecks on the discharge end by identifying post-acute providers that are accepting or are currently caring for COVID-19 patients. Post-acute providers are updating on a daily basis their capacity to accept COVID-19 patients. CarePort is also providing clients with a COVID-19 assessment created by a client partner for patients referred to nursing homes. Nursing homes can use this information to easily identify whether they are able to accept the patient.
Hospitals are leveraging ways to help patients choose nursing homes virtually
Hospitals are restricting visitors, including family members who often play an important role in helping patients select a nursing home or other post-acute provider. Nursing homes are also no longer allowing tours that would normally take place. In response, CarePort has enabled hospitals to share nursing home options with families via text message or email. Family members, who otherwise would be on-site, can see an interactive guide that includes virtual tours and pictures to help their loved ones select the right post-acute provider.
Given CarePort’s extensive access to robust acute and post-acute data across its national network of providers, the COVID-19 Transitions of Care Hub will continue to monitor trends and share follow-up observations with the hope that this serves as a valuable resource to ensure safe and effective transitions of care for COVID-19 patients.
Visit CarePort’s COVID-19 Transitions of Care Hub at www.CovidTOC.com for critical insights updated in real-time.
CarePort is the leading care coordination network with thousands of providers connected across the US. Care teams use CarePort to manage transitions in care, enable ED diversion and readmission reduction programs, and oversee post-acute cost and outcomes by tracking populations in real-time across the continuum. The end-to-end platform bridges acute and post-acute EHRs, providing visibility and actionable intelligence so that providers and payers can efficiently and effectively coordinate patient care. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.