New solution addresses post-acute care intake process

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Cantata Health was chosen by Ernest Health to standardize the intake process at 18 of the healthcare provider's 25 post-acute care facilities, the company announced.

Cantata Health's Optimum Referral Portal gave the facilities an intake system that incorporates specific criteria and protocols to ensure each referral is a relevant match. The portal is a cloud-based system expediting admission of patients, and it can be integrated into a revenue cycle management system.

“The rollout of Cantata Health's Optimum Referral Portal is moving along much quicker than we anticipated and the immediate benefits are impressive,” said Lynn Fleming, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations for Ernest Health. “The ability to quickly capture and integrate information from the portal directly into our backend systems enables us to standardize key intake criteria which is essential to efficiently bringing patients with appropriate needs into our facilities.”

Ernest Health provides rehabilitative and long-term acute care services through its hospitals located in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.


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