Cantata Health Greatly Simplifies the Pre-Admission Process

Cantata Health today announced it has successfully deployed a solution that enables Ernest Health to standardize the intake process at 18 of the healthcare provider’s 25 post-acute care facilities. Cantata Health’s Optimum Referral Portal provides designated Ernest facilities with an online intake system that incorporates facility-specific criteria and protocols to ensure each referral is a relevant match for the services Ernest provides.

“The rollout of Cantata Health’s Optimum Referral Portal is moving along much quicker than we anticipated and the immediate benefits are impressive,” said Lynn Fleming, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations, Ernest Health. “The ability to quickly capture and integrate information from the portal directly into our backend systems enables us to standardize key intake criteria which is essential to efficiently bringing patients with appropriate needs into our facilities.”

Dr. Adam Carter, National Medical Director Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities notes, “The electronic pre-admission screen is a home run. It has made my job more efficient so I can focus on patient care.”

Optimum Referral Portal is a cloud-based intake system that expedites the admission of patients based on facility specific criteria. Optimum Referral Portal can be easily integrated into a facility’s revenue cycle management system, including Cantata Health’s Optimum Revenue Cycle Management suite. The portal can be used as a stand-alone system or integrated into any EMR system.

“The ability to establish intake standards and protocols, along with real-time notifications and EMR integration, are essential to compete and be successful in a competitive market,” said Mike Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Cantata Health. “We are honored to work with Ernest Health and look forward to extending our solution to their additional facilities to greatly speed intake processes while offering the business insight necessary to improve operational efficiency.”

For additional information on Cantata Health’s Optimum Referral Portal technology, please visit:

About Ernest Health
Ernest Health was founded in 2004 and provides rehabilitative and long-term acute care services through its hospitals located in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. Each hospital is managed locally.

About Cantata Health
Cantata Health is a leading provider of a full range of client-proven revenue cycle management, electronic health record, accounting and mobile solutions for acute and post-acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term care facilities. Cantata Health brings together healthcare stakeholders by enabling them to share data and manage care effectively across the entire continuum of care. Our software systems are designed to reduce AR days, improve care delivery and patient/resident outcomes, and make it easier for clients to successfully navigate the rapidly changing regulatory landscape.

Originally posted on BusinessWire.

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