Collaboration to lean on unique data insights to support the federal government’s response to COVID-19 and other public health threats
Mississauga, ON – October 12, 2021 – PointClickCare, a leader in cloud‐based healthcare software for the long‐term and post‐acute care market, announced it was selected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide a key data source for understanding COVID‐19 and other threats impacting residents of long‐term care facilities. Data insights will be made possible by Lighthouse, PointClickCare’s initiative to provide healthcare organizations, government agencies, and life sciences companies with de‐identified real‐world data.
Under the awarded contract, PointClickCare will provide CDC with comprehensive de‐identified patient data for residents of long‐term and post‐acute care facilities. These data will be used to address public health priorities, allowing CDC staff to conduct comprehensive analysis on disease patterns, progression, and health outcomes; evaluate clinical guidelines uptake, treatments, and interventions; and conduct public health surveillance.
“In today’s increasingly digitally-connected world, representative, quality, and timely data are among the most valuable resources for any organization and are exactly what government agencies and research and development teams in both the public and private sector are analyzing to improve care. Through this collaboration, CDC will have access to scarcely available data sets that, through analysis, can uncover unique insights into the health of older adults and those who are at greater risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19.”Jason Menges, Vice President of national accounts at PointClickCare
With over two decades of real‐world data in long‐term and post‐acute care, PointClickCare is uniquely positioned to help improve scientific and clinical research through de‐identified protected health information. PointClickCare’s Lighthouse data initiative aims to provide insights that specifically represent older adults, a population often considered to be at higher risk for severe illness, and to support research by expanding drug discovery and development. PointClickCare’s market share of over 5 million patients nationwide, provides valuable data sets, exclusively available from PointClickCare, that will allow CDC to study the long‐term care population in depth.
“We’re proud to announce this partnership with CDC and for the opportunity to share our data for the greater good. CDC’s mission to save lives and protect America from safety, health, and security threats aligns with our goals and values as a company, which are to help improve outcomes for aging and vulnerable populations.”Jeff Wessinger, Vice President and General Manager of Life Sciences at PointClickCare
Learn more about how Lighthouse data sources are providing life sciences companies, industry advocates, and government agencies with insights about the aging population.
With a suite of fully integrated applications powered by cloud‐based healthcare software, PointClickCare leads the way in helping care providers connect, collaborate, and share data within their network. PointClickCare provides diverse care teams across the care continuum with real‐time patient insights at any stage of a patient’s healthcare journey, enabling better decision making and improved clinical outcomes at lower cost. Over 21,000 long‐term and acute/post‐acute care providers, and over 1,300 hospitals, use PointClickCare today. For more information on PointClickCare’s software solutions, visit pointclickcare.com.