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, today announced that it has completed integrating Carequality into its platform and MatrixCare customers are now empowered to share health information with thousands of acute and ambulatory provider entities. The Carequality integration further solidifies MatrixCare’s position as the most connected LTPAC platform and follows other MatrixCare interoperability milestones such as broad HIE integrations, implementation of secure text messaging, implementation of the Direct technical standard for document exchange, and integration with over 450 consumer and clinical-grade tele-health devices through the Validic mobile health API.
The Carequality Interoperability Framework was established by The Sequoia Project in 2015 to support standards-based health information exchange between and among multi-platform networks, healthcare providers, and electronic health record (EHR) and health information exchange vendors. Today, more than half of all health care providers are connected through Carequality and, in August 2018 alone, exchanged over 13 million records. MatrixCare worked with solution partner Kno2 to activate the integration. Incorporating the power of Carequality into MatrixCare’s Best in KLAS platform greatly accelerates the breadth of data exchange for MatrixCare customers and, along with the superior outcomes performance of MatrixCare-powered customers, positions MatrixCare customers as preferred post-acute partners in the larger healthcare ecosystem.
“Our goal with Carequality is to facilitate the ready transfer of healthcare information across all relevant healthcare stakeholders. LTPAC is a key component of patient care that historically has been underrepresented in health IT interoperability, so it’s very exciting to see the first MatrixCare users go live with Carequality exchange capabilities. As MatrixCare’s Carequality connectivity is rolled out to their full client base, it will represent a major step forward for comprehensive care of America’s seniors,” said Dave Cassel, The Sequoia Project’s Vice President for Carequality.
“We are very pleased with this achievement,” added John Damgaard, president & CEO of MatrixCare. “Today, a long-term care provider using our care coordination platform can identify and pull from tens of millions of records managed by Carequality-enabled providers to get information on a resident and merge that information into the longitudinal personal health record managed by MatrixCare. Providers who wish to succeed under value-based care must be truly connected across the healthcare ecosystem, and those are the providers that are choosing to upgrade to MatrixCare for better interoperability, better service, and better outcomes.”
MatrixCare enables long-term, post-acute care (LTPAC) organizations to provide better health outcomes for seniors while successfully managing risk in out-of-hospital care delivery. Multiyear winner of the Best in KLAS Award for Long-Term Care Software, MatrixCare is trusted by thousands of senior living, skilled nursing, and accountable care organizations; life plan communities; and private-duty, home health, and hospice agencies. MatrixCare’s active care management platform helps providers connect and collaborate to keep America’s seniors healthy and optimize outcomes for the populations under their care.
Carequality, an initiative of The Sequoia Project, is a national-level, consensus-built, interoperability framework and common agreement to enable exchange between and among health data sharing networks. Carequality brings together a diverse group of representatives, including electronic health record (EHR) vendors, record locator service (RLS) providers and other types of existing networks from the private sector and government, to determine technical and policy agreements to enable data to ﬂow between and among networks, platforms, and geographies, much like the telecommunications industry did for linking cell phone networks. For more information, visit www.carequality.org.