New York Hospital System Partners with Alpharetta-based Care Logistics

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Care Logistics, a company that helps hospitals create a better patient experience by more efficiently managing care coordination and patient throughput, announced that Catholic Health Services selected them as their strategic partner in a comprehensive initiative to transform care delivery and lower the cost of care.

"CHS delivers patient-centered care, and part of that entails ensuring the best patient experience possible," said Executive Vice President and CFO of CHS Daniel DeBarba. Our goal is to generate a higher level of efficiency in the delivery of care, to drive down cost and create a better patient experience.  Care Logistics will help us meet our objectives."

Care Logistics blends best practices in care coordination and patient progression with unique human logistics software to drive results. In addition, the Care Logistics Hospital Operating System provides performance improvement disciplines that dramatically improve communications and handoffs between caregivers and across all departments. Key metrics impacted by hospitals working with Care Logistics include:

  • Length of stay

  • Case-mix index

  • Percent of Patients in Observation Status

  • ED left without being seen

  • Premium labor costs

  • Capacity for growth

"We are honored to support CHS in their mission. Hospital leaders and care providers are faced with a challenging environment today. We are so pleased to partner with CHS to help them on their journey to transform their operations to meet those challenges, said Karl Straub, President, and CEO of Care Logistics. By focusing on delivering efficient, reliable, and predictable care, CHS is ensuring a high-performance environment that delivers positive outcomes."

Straub added, "Because CHS is able to adopt the system incrementally, they can realize patient care and performance improvement within months of starting the engagement. The time to value equation is critical with the pressures hospitals are under today and having a blueprint to follow to impact the metrics that matter is so important."