Saint Luke's Health System Goes Live With Covisint as it Seeks PCMH Designation

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kansas City-based Saint Luke's Health System is now using Covisint healthcare to help Saint Luke's achieve its patient-centered medical home (PCMH) designation. The cloud engagement platform from Covisint, (Nasdaq:COVS), is helping Saint Luke's improve care delivery by establishing key population metrics.

Healthcare reform is increasingly making the industry's primary stakeholders--physicians, hospitals, patients, families and payers--jointly accountable for the cost and quality of care. As an 11-hospital, 300-physician health system based in the Kansas City area, Saint Luke's chose Covisint to help proactively improve patient care and manage population health.

Specifically, Covisint's cloud engagement platform is helping Saint Luke's physicians:

  • track and report on care delivery throughout the population;
  • understand where their most critical care needs are; and,
  • develop system-wide strategies to improve the community's health.

"As one of 'America's Best' hospital systems moving toward meaningfully using health IT, we are squarely focused on using technology to improve patient health in the most effective ways possible," said Deborah Gash, SVP and CIO, Saint Luke's Health System. "We constantly seek to provide our staffs with the tools they need to give our patients the very best care. Covisint clearly stood out because it provided immediate value for population analytics while also helping us achieve this important PCMH designation.

"Covisint's scalable, secure cloud engagement platform is helping Saint Luke's enable care coordination throughout its entire hospital network," said Steve McDonald, Covisint Vice President for Healthcare. "Covisint will make Saint Luke's health data significantly more relevant and available to entire care teams, giving them actionable information at the point of care and helping to improve health outcomes."

Covisint delivers high value to accountable care stakeholders by supporting a comprehensive health information technology roadmap that helps improve health outcomes, increases efficiencies and fills the gaps left by existing technology investments. Covisint's agnostic platform, which works with or without an existing EMR system, enables the free, secure flow of information with the customer in full control, helping healthcare providers avoid being reliant upon one vendor, payer or HIE.

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