Acclivity Health Launches National Network of Care Coordination for Seriously Ill Patients

The Connected Community Interoperability Framework is the first-ever nationwide network of healthcare providers, health plans, EHRs, financial and technology resources to coordinate and improve clinical outcomes for patients with advanced illness

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Acclivity Health, a trusted technology innovator who is transforming the way care is provided to patients with advanced illness, today launched the Connected Community Interoperability Framework, a technology, services and workflow solution that seamlessly coordinates clinical care and support resources for seriously ill patients throughout the country. The network was announced during a special session at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) 2021 Leadership and Advocacy Conference.

Clinical care for seriously ill patients has been historically siloed and fragmented. The Connected Community Interoperability Framework empowers healthcare providers to securely and easily connect and collaborate with multiple disciplines within a patient’s care team to provide appropriate and timely services.

Acclivity, along with founding partner NHPCO, created the first-ever interoperable framework to offer a standard means to improve the clinical and financial outcomes associated with the sickest patients in the healthcare ecosystem. Currently deployed in 38 states with over 2,300 vendors, customers and sources, the framework seamlessly leverages the network of care providers and resources already woven into the fabric of local healthcare communities.

“With this Connected Community technological framework, we’re able to connect post-acute and community care members and provide a holistic view of a patient to everyone on the network,” said Jeremy Powell, CEO of Acclivity Health. “The Connected Community Interoperability Framework provides the ability to give patients access to needed and appropriate care and services, when and where they need it.”

The Connected Community membership is comprised of organizations across the healthcare ecosystem, including: hospice and palliative care providers, primary care providers, health systems and accountable care organizations, health plans, health information exchanges, electronic health record vendors, pharmacy care services, laboratory services, medical device makers, financial management solutions, data analytics companies and healthcare technology innovators. Working together via one integrated framework these organizations can better coordinate care for seriously ill patients.

Benefits of the Connected Community Interoperability Framework include:

• Reduction in ER utilization and inpatient readmissions through improved transition of care services

• Increased revenues from targeted programs to drive enhanced care management

• Measurement of the disease burden for all patients without a physical examination using Acclivity’s Palliative Performance Score estimates

• The opportunity to build cohorts for targeted referral programs by refining the eligible patient list using palliative indicators like mortality risk, risk of hospitalization and psychosocial issues

“NHPCO recognizes the importance of coordination of care for people with a serious or life-threatening illness. We are pleased to partner with Acclivity Health’s Connected Community Interoperability Framework to help providers get an interdisciplinary view of their patients and help patients and families get the best care possible from their providers,” said Lori Bishop, Vice President of Palliative and Advanced Care at NHPCO.