CareCommunity's vendor-neutral approach to data exchange empowers America's seniors and those who care for them
April 26, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, MN – MatrixCare®, the largest long-term, post-acute care (LTPAC) technology provider in the United States and perennial winner of the coveted Best in KLAS award for Long-Term Care Software, is well-positioned with its CareCommunity platform to help LTPAC providers adapt to proposed changes announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to overhaul its Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs (also known as the “Meaningful Use” program). The CMS announcement emphasizes measures that require the exchange of health information between providers and patients and also renames the program as “Promoting Interoperability.”
MatrixCare’s CareCommunity, which was launched a year ago, is a vendor-neutral platform that integrates information from across the entire healthcare spectrum—both acute and post-acute care—to create a completely portable personal health record for America’s seniors. The company’s commitment to interoperability has resulted in integrations with more than 100 third-party systems as well as hundreds of telehealth devices, such as Fitbits, wireless scales and glucometers. The MatrixCare cloud exchanges information with other systems more than 2 million times every day.
“At MatrixCare, we constantly monitor industry trends and regulations to inform our product development, and this week’s announcement by CMS echoes what we’ve been working toward for years,” said John Damgaard, president & CEO of MatrixCare. “Information-sharing is the foundation of value-based care, so we deployed CareCommunity to address the clear and growing need for open access and portability of personal health data across care-setting and provider boundaries. We have no interest in seeing America’s seniors and those who care for them suffer as the result of another Apple-vs.-Google-vs.-Amazon fiefdom-like approach to healthcare technology, where some content is available some of the time on some devices and not others. CareCommunity provides easy, device-neutral access and puts America’s seniors in control of their own health information before, during, and after engagement with their provider.”
Current and multi-time winner of the prestigious Best in KLAS for Long-Term Care Software award, MatrixCare is the complete solution for growing organizations that need to successfully manage risk in care delivery across the LTPAC spectrum. Trusted by more than 13,000 facility-based care settings and more than 2,500 home care, home health and hospice organizations, MatrixCare’s solutions help ACOs, skilled nursing and senior living providers, life plan communities (CCRCs), and home health organizations to connect, collaborate and prosper as we migrate to a fee-for-value healthcare system. In addition to purpose-built EHR components for any LTPAC care-setting, MatrixCare also includes solutions to systematically increase clinical quality: Enterprise Analytics, robust Clinical Decision Support and the industry’s first Care Coordination platform to create a true, person-centric, e-longitudinal health record and enable LTPAC providers to efficiently manage the populations under their care. Visit www.matrixcare.com and www.carecommunity.com for more information.
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