Atlantic Health System Taps Central Logic Patient Connect to Support Bundled Payments for Joint Replacement

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Written by Atlantic Health System   
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Atlantic Health System, a leading non-profit, clinically integrated health care system in New Jersey, will use Central Logic’s technology solution to support the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payments program implemented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

 Central Logic collaborated with Atlantic Health System to develop Central Logic Patient Connect™, the first web-based technology to operationalize care coordination. The software will organize data for patients as they transition from hospital care and ensure that follow-up care is delivered.

“The relationship between Central Logic and Atlantic Health System is based on a shared mission of improving patient care,” said Jennifer Holmes, Central Logic CEO and President. “Atlantic Health System will be able to use our technology solution, Patient Connect™, for patients undergoing knee and hip replacements and expand the scope of follow-up care to reduce the likelihood that these patients will need to be readmitted to the hospital. When combined with our Transfer Center solution, Atlantic Health System will have information on the entire episode of care and provide valuable data from inside and outside of the hospital’s four walls. We are proud to collaborate with Atlantic Health System on this innovative effort.”

Atlantic Health System was instrumental in the development of a CJR module for Central Logic Patient Connect™. Using the technology solution will allow Atlantic Health System to track both preoperative and postoperative patients and make better predictions once those patients are discharged.

In November 2015, CMS enacted The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, designed to reduce cost and promote better patient outcomes though streamlined coordination of care for Medicare patients receiving hip and knee replacement surgery. Atlantic Health System has been participating in this bundling initiative since its inception in April, 2016.

“Our promise to our communities is that all who enter our system will receive the highest quality care delivered at the right time, at the right place, and at the right cost,” said Jim Smith, administrator of bundle payment models for Atlantic Health System. “We have had the strategy and structure in place. With Central Logic Patient Connect™, we now have the technology to more efficiently fulfill our commitment. Central Logic Patient Connect is a robust technology solution and implementing it at Atlantic Health System will not only increase the productivity and capability of our staff, but it will help to ensure quality of care and reduce readmissions, among other benefits.”

“We ultimately want patients to be placed back in their homes and then provide those patients with the resources to be comfortable and recuperating successfully. I believe our system and Central Logic Patient Connect™ will help us meet this goal.”

Additionally, utilizing Central Logic Patient Connect™ will help Atlantic Health System streamline how patients move through the continuum of care to improve outcomes including reduced lengths of stay and readmissions as well as better overall patient experiences. Central Logic Patient Connect™ also will create operational efficiencies and allow the system’s care navigators to oversee a larger population of patients while maintaining and improving the quality of patient care.

Atlantic Health System and Central Logic continue to work closely to determine the next use cases for Patient Connect

About Central Logic: Central Logic is a leading innovative healthcare software solutions company that offers a comprehensive “end to end” suite of solutions that captures key patient information from inside and outside the hospital’s four walls to provide real-time visibility throughout a patient’s care continuum journey. Its flagship innovation, Central Logic Patient Connect™, was launched in 2016 and is one in Central Logic’s “end to end” suite of software solutions that connects, captures, and reports on critical patient care issues. Founded in 2005, Central Logic works collaboratively with more than 500 hospitals and thousands of healthcare professionals – including physicians, administrators and healthcare staff – to help hospitals and systems standardize processes, centralize actionable data and operationalize care coordination.

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, is a leading non-profit, clinically integrated health care system comprised of Atlantic Medical Group with more than 900 physicians and multispecialty care providers, medical centers, rehabilitation and urgent care. Atlantic Medical Group had more than 1.2 million patient visits in 2016. Locations include Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ; Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. It also includes its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation. Atlantic Health System comprises 1,747 licensed beds, nearly 16,000 employees and more than 3,700 physicians. Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University; is part of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and is a member of AllSpire Health Partners.

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