NEWTON, Mass. – August 17, 2011 – Curaspan Health Group®, the company that transformed discharge planning more than 10 years ago with the industry-leading eDischargeTM application, today introduced another innovation: DischargeCentral. The new DischargeCentral software-as-a-service (SaaS) application combines the ease of use that approximately 400 leading hospitals nationwide rely on to streamline patient transitions from one level of care to another with the power of state-of-the-art technology and a new intuitive user interface.
The recognized expert in building secure electronic patient-transition networks that connect hospitals, post-acute providers and suppliers, Curaspan has begun moving its eDischarge customers to DischargeCentral in a staged roll-out that will be completed by the end of the year.
“Built on a flexible new platform, DischargeCentral extends the capabilities of our discharge-planning application for use in every level of care,” said Thomas R. Ferry, founder, president and CEO of Curaspan Health Group. “A post-acute care provider that needs to discharge a patient to another level of care, including back to the hospital, can easily use DischargeCentral to be more efficient than ever and contribute to better care outcomes and financial results.” (Watch Ferry on Curaspan TV.)
DischargeCentral is part of the Curaspan Synchronized Patient Management portfolio of complementary applications: DischargeCentral for discharge planning; ReferralCentral® for referral management; and RideCentral® for ordering and dispatching non-emergent transport. Synchronized Patient Management fosters collaboration among the various participants along the continuum of care by enabling them to share the same patient records, results and reviews, from a user-specific point of view.
“We think that Synchronized Patient Management is central to provider success in managing patient transitions. It’s a proven and unique combination of a shared technology platform that supports workflow automation which, in turn, drives the automatic capture and display of business intelligence” added Ferry. “With that data comes more-informed decision-making and better results. As Synchronized Patient Management continues to evolve with new products like DischargeCentral, it will become an increasingly powerful, fully integrated solution.”
Ferry founded Curaspan in 1999 and helped set the standard for the secure transmission of clinical information about patients moving from one level of care to another in order to efficiently match patient needs with available resources. Today, its customers include Johns Hopkins Health System, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Saint Thomas Health Services (part of Ascension Health), Riverside Health System, Sentara Healthcare, Indiana University Health Bloomington, Vanguard Health Systems, Apria Healthcare, American Medical Response, Gentiva Health Services, Golden LivingCenters, Life Care Centers of America and SunBridge Healthcare.
About Curaspan Health Group
Curaspan Health Group builds secure electronic patient-transition networks for hospitals, post-acute providers and payers to optimize patient care. Curaspan software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications empower users with real-time, predictive decision-making data that enables all participants to continuously monitor care, improve communication and ensure compliance. This informatics exchange is integrated with the proprietary Curaspan Provider Data BankTM, the industry’s most comprehensive and up-to-date system of actionable patient-transition intelligence, and is complemented by the clinical process expertise of credentialed advisors. The Health Care Advisory Board and KLAS repeatedly have recognized Curaspan for its industry-leading software. Curaspan is headquartered in Newton, Mass. For more information please visit Curaspan.com, or tell us how to contact you.