Hearst Health continues to expand its software portfolio for healthcare providers, as its Zynx Health subsidiary has acquired care transition vendor CareInSync for an undisclosed sum.

Zynx Health sells clinical decision support software. Other vendors in Hearst Health include First Databank (drug reference databases), Milliman Care Guidelines (medical treatment necessity guidelines for payers and hospitals) and Homecare Homebase (home health and hospice software).

Now, CareInSync, which offers a cloud-based software platform to manage patient transitions from hospitals to other treatment facilities via mobile devices, has become a unit of Zynx Health. The software, which has embedded evidence-based treatment and follow-up guidelines, includes multiple checklists for the hospital and the referred facility to confirm a patient’s identity, document the patient’s needs for continued care, and assess the risk of readmission. Care managers in hospitals, home health agencies and skilled nursing or rehabilitation facilities, as well as the discharging physician, are among users of the technology.

Hearst Health has had an interested in CareInSync since 2012 when it became an investor, and now it has acquired the remaining shares. The company is small, serving 14 organizations. Zynx Health now will enhance the CareInSync cloud-based platform, called Carebook, with disease and procedure-specific content. There are no immediate plans to change the name, says Bertina Yen, M.D., executive vice president of Zynx Health.

 

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