UNC Health Care integrates CarePort Health platform for data-driven care coordination

A new partnership between NC HealthConnex, North Carolina's statewide health information exchange, and CarePort Health will rely on real-time data exchange to improve care coordination at UNC Health Care.

All 12 of the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based health system's hospitals will use the CarePort platform to receive real-time data and alerts and enhanced automated reporting to improve visibility into their patients' transitions of care. The goals of the new technology- and analytics-based system are to reduce readmissions and length of stay, improve referrals to preferred network providers and better manage UNC Health Care's post-acute network.

"For patients requiring additional care following discharge from our hospitals, our care management teams can use up-to-date data to ensure each patient continues to receive high-quality care regardless of where they receive that care," said Sharon Kimball, director of the Continuing Care Network at UNC Health Care. "By leveraging data from NC HealthConnex and integrating with CarePort, our health system has the tools in place to improve outcomes and prevent patient readmissions to our hospitals."

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