Integration of Kno2’s interoperability services will enhance care coordination for outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinics
Agoura Hills, CA, and Boise, ID, October 25, 2018 – Casamba, the leading provider of technology software solutions for post-acute care, and Kno2®, the company that provides Interoperability as a Service to everyone in healthcare, today announced a fully interoperable healthcare solution that enables outpatient clinics to seamlessly exchange clinical data and patient health information (PHI) with millions of providers and referral sources across the acute and post-acute care continuum.
Casamba’s outpatient therapy EMR – Casamba Clinic (formerly TherapySource) – is now powered by Kno2: Interoperability as a Service™, enabling the use of standards-based exchange methods including Direct messaging, patient information query for providers live on Carequality, including those connected through CommonWell Health Alliance, patient care networks such as ACOs and HIEs and cloud faxing. The integration empowers Casamba customers to immediately turn on connectivity to millions of healthcare providers allowing customers to send, receive, find, and use patient information with everyone within the network from the Casamba Clinic platform. Therapy clinics will now be able to exchange any type of content – from PDFs to structured data files that can be absorbed directly into the patient’s record – with their referral sources and any other healthcare provider.
“We have partnered with Kno2 to allow our customers a path to interoperability. Paper faxing is not only obsolete, but an unsecure way to exchange PHI,” said Billie Nutter, President of Casamba. “The current patient data exchange process among outpatient therapy clinics and other healthcare providers is costly, inefficient and prone to errors; this can have a direct negative impact on patient outcomes. Our partnership with Kno2 is a big step towards solving this problem and helping the industry move towards interoperability.”
The Casamba – Kno2 integration workflow was designed specifically for outpatient therapy use cases. It vastly improves the efficiency of data exchange eliminating the need to print and receive paper faxes, scan, sort paper documents, shred, and manually track documents. Customers spend an enormous amount of time faxing, scanning and manually tracking in-bound and out-bound fax documents. This integration streamlines the entire process saving a significant amount of time for front desk staff personnel and clinicians so that they can better focus on serving patients.
“The industry recognizes the vital role that outpatient therapy clinics play in patient outcomes and is looking for a rapid and affordable way to bring that missing care data into the longitudinal patient record. Casamba Clinic has an outstanding reputation in the outpatient therapy industry, and we are proud to help them make the leap to full interoperability,” said Jon Elwell, CEO of Kno2.
Founded in 1997, Casamba provides EMR solutions in contract therapy, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, and home health and hospice care settings. Its solutions are designed to maximize both business and clinical success for providers across the entire continuum of post-acute care. Casamba’s acquisitions of TherapySource and HealthWyse have enabled the organization to become one of the largest post-acute care software and services companies in the industry, servicing over 275,000 providers in more than 10,500 clinics nationwide. Casamba is headquartered in Agoura Hills, CA and has locations in Wilmington, MA, and Birmingham, AL. http://www.casamba.net.