Cantata Health, LLC, a leading healthcare software and services provider, today announced that it has been selected by LifeCare Health Partners to implement the Optimum Clinicals and Optimum Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) application set in the majority of LifeCare’s hospitals.

Cantata Health, LLC and LifeCare have been working together since 2013 to develop a strong and unique partnership aimed at providing the Lifecare longterm acute care hospitals (LTACHs) with a robust electronic medical record (EMR) and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solution. The certified Optimum suite of applications, which has been specifically enhanced for the post-acute market, will allow LifeCare to significantly reduce the use of legacy information systems.

“Our goal is to drive the efficiencies inherent in the Optimum products into all of our facilities, staff, and processes” said Frank Battafarano, President and COO of LifeCare. “Our planning for this effort promises a strong return on investment to our staff, patients, and shareholders. Additionally, Optimum will allow us to strengthen our high standards of care – a significant objective for LifeCare.”

“This marks the start of a major change in IT direction for LifeCare,” said Mike Wattenbarger, CIO of LifeCare Hospitals. “Our clinical and financial users have begun implementation work, and we are poised to realize significant benefits immediately. This rollout is the beginning of a long-term investment which will solidify our leadership role in the LTACH marketplace.”

“We are very proud to partner with LifeCare Hospitals – one of the leading LTACH groups in the country,” said Mike Jones, CEO of Cantata Health LLC. “We welcome LifeCare to the growing number of LTACH organizations committed to implementing Optimum, the next generation LTACH specific electronic medical record system. We look forward to supporting LifeCare as they continue to deliver the highest quality patient care, while  maintaining maximum operational efficiency. This is a market changing partnership that will have impacts for years to come.”

About LifeCare Health Partners
LifeCare Health Partners, a leading healthcare services provider, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients and maximizing their potential for healing and recovery. Powered by passionate care teams, LifeCare specializes in helping patients with expert, aggressive medical care in warm, caring environments.

LifeCare Health Partners encompasses the LifeCare Family of Hospitals as well as a spectrum of post-acute services including transitional care, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health treatment and home-based care. Care teams meet patients in the most appropriate care setting for their specific needs to advance health, healing and recovery across the care continuum.

Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company was founded in 1992 and quickly grew into a system of 22 freestanding and “hospital-in-hospital” facilities designed to treat chronically ill and medically complex patients. In 2016, the organization expanded to include an even larger post-acute platform of services with the addition of home-based care. Today the company operates as LifeCare Health Partners.

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About Cantata Health, LLC
Cantata Health (formerly the Healthcare Technologies division of NTT DATA), designs, engineers, installs, and supports advanced applications for acute care hospitals, post-acute care facilities, and skilled nursing facilities.

Optimum is a comprehensive set of clinical, revenue cycle management (RCM), and general accounting applications. With a strong and growing customer base of over 240 hospitals and post-acute care facilities throughout North America, Optimum offers sophisticated solutions developed over 40+ years of company experience. The target market for Optimum is small to mid-sized acute care hospitals, and post-acute/behavioral facilities. The clinical applications are characterized by advanced functionality such as Nursing Documentation, Pharmacy, CPOE, and Physician Documentation, in conjunction with interoperability and care continuity platforms.

The RCM application set is full-featured, with exceptional functionality in the areas of Patient Access, Health Information Management, and Receivables Management. NetSolutions was designed specifically for the Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Independent Living (SNF/ALF/ILF) markets, and has been in operation for over 25 years. Today, NetSolutions operates in over 1700 skilled nursing facilities in North America. The application set is inclusive of a strong financial package and a very sophisticated clinical package application suite.

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Download a pdf of this article: LifeCare Cantata Press Release

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