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St. Luke’s University Health Network Goes Live With Caradigm Care Management to Support Bundled Payments for Care Improvement

Caradigm®, a leader in enterprise population health, today announced that St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) has implemented Caradigm Care Management software to support its participation in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) program.

SLUHN is one of the largest BPCI participants in the country, having signed up for 44 of 48 available episode bundles. To better serve the needs of residents across the Lehigh Valley and to prepare for value-based care delivery, SLUHN required tools for care coordination that would span both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as combine its claims data with clinical data from its Epic EHR system.

The central challenge for bundled healthcare services is to make care more coordinated and efficient across multiple settings and organizations. Organizations must bring together data from across the continuum and better collaborate with other providers in order to drive improved patient outcomes and eliminate unnecessary costs. Caradigm Care Management addresses these requirements by enabling multi-disciplinary care teams to share information and streamline workflows as patients move from acute to post-acute settings.

According to Chad Brisendine, CIO, SLUHN, “Through our partnership with Caradigm, our teams are already seeing benefits that include quicker turnaround times to initiate patient care, improved transitions of care workflows and enhanced sharing of clinical and claims data from in-patient and out-patient systems. We will continue to roll out Caradigm’s enterprise care coordination software across our organization as we scale our BPCI efforts.”

The Caradigm Intelligence Platform powers Care Management for SLUHN, aggregating and normalizing clinical, operational and financial data from systems across the community — including EHRs, billing systems, payers, pharmacy systems, labs and health information exchanges.

Neal Singh, CEO and president of Caradigm, said, “We are proud to partner with St. Luke’s, an innovative national leader among BPCI participants, and are excited that it has achieved a rapid time to value with our integrated population health solutions. The initial deployment will serve as a great springboard to help St. Luke’s build momentum for its broader population health initiatives.”

About St. Luke’s

St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized network providing services at six hospitals and more than 200 sites, primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County, New Jersey.

About Caradigm

Caradigm is an award-winning population health company dedicated to improving patient care, advancing the health of populations and reducing healthcare costs. Its enterprise software portfolio encompasses all capabilities critical to delivering effective population health management, including data control; healthcare analytics; care coordination and management; and wellness and patient engagement.

Caradigm’s 200+ customers include Greenville Health System, Billings Clinic and Virtua and other large integrated delivery networks, ACOs, academic medical centers, government facilities and community hospitals. Caradigm solutions are operating in more than 1500 hospitals worldwide, connect to over 500 customer systems and to data for more than 175 million patients. In addition, its identity and access management solutions are employed daily by over 1.2 million users, ensuring patient privacy and security by safeguarding access to patient health information.

Based in Bellevue, WA, Caradigm has been recognized as one of Healthcare Informatics’ Top 100 vendors.

To learn more, go to www.caradigm.com

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