DaVita Selects Technology Solution from Cureatr to Support Integrated Patient Care for Dialysis Patients

  DaVita Selects Technology Solution from Cureatr to Support Integrated
  Patient Care for Dialysis Patients

   HIPAA-secure mobile messaging and workflow navigation system to enhance
                        communication among care teams

Business Wire

DENVER -- June 24, 2013

DaVita®, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE:DVA) and a
leading provider of kidney care services, today announced it has selected
Cureatr, the leading enterprise messaging and workflow navigation solution for
health care, to enhance communication and care coordination for care teams at
dialysis centers across the country.

As a health care industry leader, DaVita seeks technology solutions to
maximize care coordination and generate reports on key quality measures for
continual process improvement. Cureatr’s mobile care coordination and
reporting system will help DaVita foster more robust clinical information
sharing, which may help reduce costly hospital admissions.

“The pace of health care demands a communication tool that can keep up, and
that’s where Cureatr can help,” said Ben Harber, senior director of clinical
operations at DaVita. “We’ve piloted Cureatr in Atlanta and are expanding to
other markets soon. All results to date have been positive and show great
promise as we scale to larger populations.”

This partnership will enable DaVita to provide Cureatr’s iPhone and web apps
to thousands of its facility administrators, care managers, nurses and
affiliated nephrologists. This offering, which will include a HIPAA-secure
group messaging system with read receipts, secure photo sharing technology,
and seamless integration with existing scheduling and directory systems, will
improve communication between DaVita’s dialysis care teams, ultimately
resulting in more efficient delivery of patient care.

“DaVita is one of the nation’s most innovative health care providers – they
are a process-oriented, data-driven organization that is always looking for
ways to enhance communication,” said Joseph Mayer, M.D., Cureatr co-founder
and CEO. “With new legislation and standards as well as serious care
coordination challenges faced by all health care providers, this is a new era
for health care. We are confident that Cureatr can lead the charge in helping
care providers overcome communication barriers and bottlenecks.”

For all of its customers, Cureatr provides a tailored product offering by
conducting process mapping and workflow redesign around specific clinical use
cases in conjunction with clinical champions, IT leaders and end-users. The
process creates a rapid, meaningful impact on clinical workflow, improving
quality and delivering a quick, measurable return on investment.

DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks
of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners.

About DaVita

DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune
500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of
health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and
abroad. A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita
delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end
stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients’ quality of life by
innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans,
personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of March
31, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,991
outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately
156,000 patients. The company also operated 41 outpatient dialysis centers
located in nine countries outside the United States. DaVita supports numerous
programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities
around the world. The company’s leadership development initiatives and social
responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare,
Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.

About Cureatr

Cureatr is the nation’s fastest growing mobile care coordination solution for
healthcare providers. By combining HIPAA-secure text messaging with workflow
navigation tools such as messaging templates, critical lab alerts, patient
event notifications, and disease-specific checklists Cureatr makes it easier
for doctors, nurses and other care-team members to provide high quality care
for their patients. The solution, which is available as an Android, iPhone,
and Web app, was designed at the point-of-care to improve care coordination
around the most important clinical pain-points. Led by a physician trained at
Columbia, the former Director of Engineering of 23andMe, and the former head
of sales at athenahealth, Cureatr focuses on making critical day-to-day tasks
easier for all care-team members, while improving standardization and
reporting for health system executives. For more information, please visit
https://cureatr.com/.

Contact:

DaVita
Lauren Moughon, 206-724-3826
Lauren.Moughon@DaVita.com
or
Cureatr
Michael Schneider, 917-821-3441
press@cureatr.com
 
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