Cincinnati, OH – July 15, 2019: Fishersville, Va-based Augusta Health has purchased the Cordata specialty care coordination platform for implementation in its Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Specifically, the Cordata oncology suite will aid the oncology nurse navigators and collaborative providers in coordinating care and meeting the complex needs of people screening for cancer, those affected with cancer, and those whose risk for developing cancer is increased due to genetics or other risk factors.
The Center for Cancer’s use of Cordata will support the care team’s coordination of the complexities of each patient case, regardless of cancer type or stage. Cordata also assists navigators as they support patients through each course of treatment, providing education, monitoring for possible side effects, that may require intervention or helping to find transportation to and from treatments. Cordata makes all of the cancer patient needs easier to visualize and manage. The platform will be leveraged by all who need to touch and collaborate on patient cases such as the navigators, social workers, tobacco cessation team, outpatient imaging center, symptom hotline nurses, community practice providers and so much more. In addition, the Augusta Health users will have the ability to leverage the engagement capabilities of Cordata in order to connect with their patients through texts and emails – to deepen their relationship through the provision of patient-specific education materials, side effect alert, treatment adherence support messaging, symptom follow up, and more.
“When complex disease navigators have to use non-specialized methods for coordinating patients’ care, it’s easy to lose focus on the many patient case details and their changing immediate needs,” said Cam McClellan Teems, Director of Business Development for Clinical Service at Cordata. “We are excited to partner with Augusta Health and bring a more advanced toolset to facilitate high-quality disease coordination, better outcomes and a more personalized experience for patients and their families.” Additionally, Cordata’s CEO is pleased to announce that Cordata and Augusta Health are leveraging some dynamic integration strategies to allow to support the flow of data between Cordata and the Augusta Health patient medical record systems. “Cordata is a technology company at its core and so, in addition to supporting deep disease-centric care coordination, we must always be providing the highest quality software application. To that end, we are working on a Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®, pronounced “fire”) integration with Augusta Health’s Meditech and Athena systems. This FHIR-based connectivity will allow us to provide the fastest and most accurate data sharing to our users and the patient cases they rely on through Cordata.”
About Augusta Health
Augusta Health is a 255-bed, private, not-for-profit regional hospital serving the Shenandoah Valley. Their service area covers 2,520 square miles, an area larger than the state of Delaware or the state of Rhode Island. Augusta Health has been nationally recognized by HealthGrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for clinical excellence and patient safety for two consecutive years.
About Cordata Healthcare Innovations, LLC
Cordata’s specialty care coordination platform helps healthcare organizations more effectively treat people with chronic complex diseases and generate better clinical and business outcomes through effective patient management and retention along complex care paths. Physicians, nurse navigators, care coordinators, service-line directors and business executives at 100+ hospitals and health systems rely on Cordata for timely and actionable insights. Learn more at www.cordatahealth.com