Kindred to use dbMotion to coordinate care across three business units in more than 40 states
CHICAGO, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Kindred Healthcare, Inc., headquartered in Louisville, KY, has selected the dbMotion interoperability platform to share patient information throughout the entire care episode from hospital to home fulfilling the Patient-Centered Care Model for Kindred’s “Continue the Care” vision.
“Allscripts is providing Kindred with a solution that will help enable the organization to better manage patient care across its sites and business units,” said Paul M. Black, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “This technology will give Kindred’s caregivers access to enhanced analytics, allowing them to provide more effective and efficient care for the communities it serves.”
Kindred is partnering with hospitals and other healthcare providers to develop a more quality-driven, patient-centered and efficient healthcare system. dbMotion will create a virtual single patient record for three of Kindred’s divisions – Transitional Care Hospitals, Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers and Kindred at Home. With the dbMotion technology, Kindred will harness harmonized data, aggregated from across the connected community, to improve care and care transitions. Using dbMotion, Kindred expects to realize better clinical, operational and financial outcomes to help drive efficiencies across the organization.
“We chose dbMotion to more effectively coordinate and minimize gaps in care throughout a patient’s entire episode – from hospital to home,” said Rick Chapman, Kindred’s Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. “Our goal is to partner with other healthcare providers to enable full recovery and to prevent readmissions. With access to a patients’ entire longitudinal record, dbMotion will help us do just that.”
In addition to helping manage care transitions, dbMotion will help Kindred’s referring organizations meet Meaningful Use 2 attestation by supporting transitions of care through standards-based information exchange and clinical workflow tools.
Kindred Healthcare, Inc. is a healthcare services company that through its subsidiaries operates hospitals, nursing centers, hospice and home health locations, and a contract rehabilitation services business in 46 states across the United States.
Allscripts acquired dbMotion in March 2013.
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) delivers the insights that healthcare providers require to generate world-class outcomes. The company’s Electronic Health Record, practice management and other clinical, revenue cycle, connectivity and information solutions create a Connected Community of Health™ for physicians, hospitals and post-acute organizations. To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.
About Kindred Healthcare
Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-125 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of $6 billion and approximately 76,000 employees in 46 states. At March 31, 2013, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 2,169 locations, including 116 transitional care hospitals, six inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 204 nursing centers, 24 sub-acute units, 101 Kindred at Home hospice, home health and non-medical home care locations, 103 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served 1,615 non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for five years in a row, Kindred’s mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. For more information, go to www.kindredhealthcare.com. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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