HEALTH TECHNOLOGY, DIGITAL HEALTHCARE
Avaneer Health | March 15, 2023
Avaneer Health, a trusted and secure digital network catering to the healthcare sector, recently announced that it has initiated its private, peer-to-peer network with various distinguished healthcare organizations.
By utilizing a single connection to Avaneer Network, all stakeholders can efficiently collaborate and exchange real-time data, resulting in a seamless healthcare administration process and an improved healthcare experience for all parties involved.
The healthcare industry has long been grappling with the issues of fragmented data silos, complex point-to-point connections, technology debt, incomplete information, and manual processes. Addressing these challenges, Avaneer Network has designed a secure healthcare data fabric to streamline the healthcare ecosystem. As the first-of-its-kind peer-to-peer network that caters exclusively to healthcare, it fosters connectivity among payers, providers, and innovators to enhance care delivery, optimize costs as well as improve outcomes.
Avaneer Health network streamlines the revenue cycle and reduces costs while enhancing data security and protection. Moreover, it encourages innovation and collaboration, providing an ideal platform for all stakeholders to collaborate and work toward transforming the healthcare landscape.
Avaneer Network will soon include a real-time adjudication application that will significantly accelerate the process and accuracy of submitting and adjudicating healthcare claims. This development is expected to provide a streamlined and efficient workflow, which will ultimately benefit all stakeholders involved in the healthcare industry.
About Avaneer Health
Avaneer Health is a secure digital network and platform that simplifies healthcare administration by connecting, collaborating, and providing real-time data access. Its decentralized network provides healthcare data transparency and interoperability through innovative technologies. The company collaborates with industry stakeholders and technology vendors to launch solutions that streamline administrative operations and improve healthcare.
HEALTH TECHNOLOGY, FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE
VitalHub Corp. | January 17, 2023
On January 16, 2023, VitalHub Corp. announced its subsidiary's licensing agreement with East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
The subsidiary, Intouch with Health, has licensed its Patient Journey Platform to East Sussex Healthcare, extending the existing relationship between the two companies.
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides acute hospital and community health services to the 525,000 residents of East Sussex and surrounding areas. Most of the Trust's services are provided by two district general hospitals, Eastbourne DGH and Conquest Hospital, which both have 24-hour emergency departments and provide care around the clock. Community teams from the Trust also offer patient care in-home and from several clinics and GP surgeries in East Sussex.
East Sussex Healthcare has been a customer of VitalHub subsidiary (Jayex) since 2016, using its 'Enlighten' check-in solutions. By embracing Intouch's Patient Journey Platform, in particular its Intouch Flow Manager, Check-In, and Mobile App solutions, the Trust has chosen to strengthen and broaden its partnership with the company. These tools will help the Trust witness better patient care journeys, improve efficiency and patient satisfaction in care delivery, and enhance resource utilization and operational efficiency.
The Patient Journey Platform facilitates NHS Trusts and other healthcare providers to efficiently manage entire patient workflows and enhance flow in outpatient care. The platform processes around 56% of all NHS outpatient attendances annually, handling 55 million outpatient appointments using real-time data and integrated blended pathways to optimize patient flow and assist in more effective patient care.
Dan Matlow, CEO of VitalHub Corp., said, "We are pleased to see yet another existing legacy client extend and expand their relationship with VitalHub." He adds, "Our strategic approach to M&A has been predicated on the synergies of our collective product offerings, and our ability to cross-sell and promote organic growth among our install base. This contract provides further ratification of this thesis and of the market demand for our products and services. We look forward to continuing to execute against our growth strategy, offering best-in-class solutions to our customers."
(Source – GlobeNewswire)
About VitalHub Corp.
Toronto-based VitalHub offers technology to health and human services providers, such as hospitals, regional health authorities, long-term care, home health, mental health, and community and social services. Its solutions include electronic health records (EHR), care coordination, case management, operational visibility, patient flow, and DOCit mobile applications. The company aims to optimize outcomes and simplify the patient experience through its software solutions.
HEALTHTECH SECURITY, HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS
prnewswire | March 24, 2023
Ribbon Health a leader in healthcare provider data technology and management, announced the launch of new platform features that will increase access to care through provider scheduling. Enabled by partnerships with leading booking marketplaces, these new platform capabilities empower patients to easily search for providers that both fit their needs and are accepting new patients, and book appointments with those providers for high-quality care across primary, specialty, urgent, or mental health. Ribbon's platform offers real-time availability data from health systems and direct partner integrations, giving care providers, navigators, and health plans a single source of truth to guide consumers to the right care.
"Securing an appointment quickly" is the most important factor for having a positive healthcare experience, according to one-third of Americans surveyed in a recent report. Yet, there are a number of barriers inhibiting people from finding and booking high-quality care appointments when they need to most. Patients, providers, and care teams must navigate across multiple touchpoints, spend significant time and effort tracking down needed information, and contend with a growing physician shortage and a shrinking number of available therapists. All of these barriers lead to an average 26-day wait for an appointment in the best of circumstances, which could lead to worsening health, or patients opting out of care completely.
These barriers to care will be removed with Ribbon's new capabilities such as insight into which providers are accepting new patients, provider appointment availability, and booking links. With partner integrations across leading booking platforms, patients can attend a virtual or in-person appointment in as little as 48 hours; this is compared to the national average of two to three weeks, if not months. Patients will have seamless access to high-quality mental health, primary, specialty, and urgent care at the fraction of the cost of out-of-network or emergency services. For the first time, patients, providers, and care teams can use one central platform to find the right care using Ribbon's comprehensive provider directory data, accepted insurances, cost, and quality metrics to understand whether a provider is available, and then book an appointment.
"It shouldn't be harder to book care with a doctor than it is to book a flight or hotel," said Nate Maslak, Ribbon co-founder and CEO. "Unfortunately, that is still the case today. This launch is an important step in achieving our mission of accessible, affordable, and high-quality care for everyone. It will ensure patients can find the right doctor for their needs by allowing them to filter for availability and quickly book an appointment, rather than navigating through several websites or phone numbers each time and waiting weeks to months for care."
Ribbon's enhanced capabilities will help healthcare organizations decrease the administrative burden for care teams looking to direct patients to in-network providers. By improving the provider search experience with data on whether a provider is accepting new patients and has availability, teams can increase referral confidence.
"Making sure patients get to their referrals is critical for our business," said Jane Zhu, Director of Operations at Firefly Health, one of Ribbon's partners. "A big part of that is finding a provider who is not only a good clinical fit but is accepting new patients and available in the relevant time frame. Finding specialist availability is incredibly manual and time-consuming."
Ribbon Health continues to launch new capabilities with the ultimate goal of transforming the experience of finding a provider, and paving the way to accessible, affordable, and high-quality care for all. Additional new releases include a Digital Care Network to expand a "provider search" beyond brick and mortar with leading, lower cost, virtual care options, as well as Price Transparency to allow patients to see detailed cost estimates alongside provider quality indicators before a care decision is made.
About Ribbon Health
Ribbon Health partners with innovators to transform how healthcare decisions are made. Ribbon's data platform fuels healthcare enterprises with actionable provider information, including insurance coverage, prices, and performance. With Ribbon, healthcare enterprises can empower people to make the most informed decisions about their care by finding trusted and affordable providers.