NORCROSS, Ga. and BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of its commitment to quality and patient safety, UHS-Pruitt Corporation, a leader in the delivery of post-acute care services, will implement healthcare analytics and population health solutions from Caradigm. Recently, UHS-Pruitt Corporation Chairman & CEO, Neil L. Pruitt, Jr. announced that, after 44 successful years, the organization will change its name to PruittHealth in 2014, and modify its branding to achieve a more unified image for its vast array of services. Technology solutions, such as those from Caradigm, are part of UHS-Pruitt's strategic plan to maintain high quality care through a convenient, consistent and compliant experience for its patients, customers and staff members.
UHS-Pruitt will deploy the Caradigm Intelligence Platform (CIP) to unify clinical, operational, and financial data stored in diverse systems and make it available in near-real time within workflows. The ability to rapidly access consolidated data will provide greater insight into patients and populations, enable clinical and operational surveillance, and improve communication among extended care team members and families. Once consolidated in a central location, the data can serve as the foundation for building additional tools and applications designed to improve patient care and organizational performance.
"Innovative software is critical to our efforts to continuously improve and advance the quality of care that defines UHS-Pruitt," said Neil Pruitt, Chairman and CEO of UHS-Pruitt Corporation. "Caradigm solutions will allow us to use the data stored throughout our organization to better manage care according to patient need. The software also will help us establish and maintain best practices in clinical care and operations across our business units."
UHS-Pruitt will use the Caradigm Intelligence Platform (CIP) to give care teams a centralized, longitudinal patient record, helping them to more easily coordinate care as patients transition to new healthcare settings, monitor patient progress continuously, and share reports with families. The longitudinal patient record also will allow administrators and unit directors to identify and analyze trends across patient populations to help manage risk and improve care processes.
The organization also will use CIP to help reduce avoidable patient re-hospitalizations through ongoing surveillance to identify and track at-risk patients and compliance with actions needed for that population. This application will support UHS-Pruitt's UniGuard program that focuses on decreasing Medicare patient hospitalizations.
"With the shift toward serving higher-acuity patients, post-acute healthcare organizations face challenges similar to those of acute-care hospitals, including managing care transitions, reducing avoidable re-hospitalizations, and improving care quality while reducing costs," said Michael Simpson, CEO of Caradigm. "We're excited to partner with UHS-Pruitt to demonstrate how a leader in post-acute care can use data strategically to make a positive impact in all of these areas and improve the lives of patients and their families."
About UHS-Pruitt Corporation
Since 1969, UHS-Pruitt Corporation has been providing management-related services for a spectrum of high quality healthcare providers throughout the Southeast. Known for its proactive performance improvement programs and holistic post-acute care services, UHS-Pruitt's "commitment to caring" defines not only its services, but the culture in which its skilled network of dedicated providers work. With more than 200 service locations in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina, the UHS-Pruitt Corporation family of providers touches the lives of more than 24,000 patients each day through skilled nursing healthcare centers, home health and hospice agencies, assisted and independent living communities, institutional pharmacy and medical supply services, and programs in rehabilitation, nutrition, adult day care, community care, and care management. After 44 successful years, UHS-Pruitt Corporation will change its name to PruittHealth in 2014. For more information about the UHS-Pruitt Corporation, visit www.URReady.com.
Caradigm is a healthcare analytics and population health company dedicated to helping organizations improve care, reduce costs and manage risk. Caradigm analytics solutions provide insight into patients, populations and performance, enabling healthcare organizations to understand their clinical and financial risk and identify the actions needed to address it. Caradigm population health solutions enable teams to deliver the appropriate care to patients through effective coordination and patient engagement, helping to improve outcomes and financial results. The key to Caradigm analytics and population health solutions is a rich set of clinical, operational and financial data delivered to healthcare professionals within their workflows in near real time. This data asset serves as the foundation for a growing number of innovative healthcare applications developed by Caradigm and industry partners, providing rapid incremental value to customers.
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