CarePort, powered by WellSky®, a market leader in care transitions, today announced that its COVID-19 product enhancements have achieved an Honorable Mention in the “Pandemic Response” category of Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards. These awards honor the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation when it comes to solving, among other things, critical health crises.
As healthcare providers grappled to manage COVID-19 patient surges at the onset of the pandemic, CarePort swiftly implemented COVID-19-specific product innovations to enhance communication, transparency, and collaboration between disparate stakeholders across the care continuum. These product enhancements enabled hospitals to communicate patients’ COVID-19 testing status to post-acute providers in real time, while also allowing post-acute providers to proactively convey their willingness and ability to accommodate patients with positive, negative, or pending COVID-19 test results. Given the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 crisis, the enhanced communication afforded by CarePort’s product innovations proved critical in ensuring the safety of patients and staff within both the acute and post-acute care settings.
“When the pandemic first hit, the CarePort team rose to the occasion to help our customers on the frontlines,” said Lissy Hu, CEO and founder of CarePort. “We are honored by this recognition, and I am immensely proud of the CarePort team for their dedication in the fight against COVID-19.”
World Changing Ideas Award recipients are selected by a panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters. Fast Company’s Summer 2021 issue (on newsstands May 10) will showcase some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and companies, like CarePort, tackling exigent global challenges.
“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”
About CarePort, powered by WellSky®
CarePort is the leading care coordination network with thousands of providers connected across the U.S. The end-to-end platform bridges acute and post-acute EHR data, providing visibility into the entire patient journey for providers, physicians, payers, and ACOs. With CarePort, healthcare professionals can efficiently and effectively coordinate patient care to better track and manage patients as they move through the continuum. CarePort helps providers meet and comply with the patient event notification Condition of Participation, as part of the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule, and the IMPACT Act. Read more about CarePort on careporthealth.com, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
About the World Changing Ideas Awards
World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.