Calgary, AB – 18th December 2019 – After six months of careful collaboration, integrated design and development, testing and training, Strata Health deployed its patient flow and resource matching technology across Canterbury District Health Board’s Community Services on 12th December.
For the first time, home-based support referrals are automatically directed to the most appropriate provider, honouring existing relationships, catchment areas and specializations, and otherwise being distributed evenly between the three contracted local vendors.
“By partnering with Strata Health, Canterbury is again leading the way with an intelligent patient flow solution that meets the needs of both providers and patients,” explained John Blundell, Strata Health’s Market Manager of Australasia. “Clinicians now simply refer their patient with a ‘click,’ confident that Strata will fairly and automatically match the patient to the most appropriate downstream care option, accurately, safely, and in real-time.”
Strata’s approach reduces manual intervention, double servicing, and ensures equitable allocation of referrals amongst home-based services and community nursing providers, as per their agreement with the Canterbury District Health Board.
“We’re thrilled to be celebrating such an important milestone, ensuring Canterbury patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time,” said John Blundell. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Canterbury, deploying Strata PRISM across new care streams in 2020 and beyond.”
About Canterbury District Health Board
Canterbury DHB covers an area of the East Coast of the South Island from Kaikoura District in the north, to Ashburton District in the south, as well as the Chatham Islands. It is responsible for the health of an estimated 558,830 people. Canterbury DHB owns and operates five major hospital facilities in Christchurch and Ashburton, and almost 30 smaller rural hospitals and community bases around the region. On top of providing health services to its own population, Canterbury DHB provides many specialized services to people referred from other DHBs where these services are not available. Canterbury DHB is a global leader in integrated care and eHealth, widely recognized for its efforts towards a truly coordinated care system. For more information, please visit www.cdhb.health.nz.
About Strata Health Solutions
With almost 20 years of experience in the health technology sector, Strata Health is the leading provider of intelligent, digital tools for resource allocation, patient transitions, and patient flow innovation across the care continuum. Strata Health supports healthcare clients on three continents, helping over 12 million patients worldwide get the care they need faster. Strata’s software solutions are improving the healthcare experience for patients, clinicians, and health jurisdictions around the world. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.