News | September 18, 2018

MatrixCare Advances Post-Acute To Acute Interoperability With Carequality Integration

Bloomington, MN (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - 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.”

About MatrixCare
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 EHR components purpose-built 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.

MatrixCare is a registered trademark of MatrixCare.

About Carequality
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 and follow us at twitter.com/carequalitynet.

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SOURCE: MatrixCare