TeleVox | September 11, 2023
TeleVox and Ensemble will provide Ensemble's clients with an all-encompassing healthcare solution, from patient acquisition to post-discharge care.
This announcement is yet another significant milestone in TeleVox's continuous rapid growth and expansion journey.
This acquisition underscores TeleVox's commitment to strengthening its presence in the healthcare sector as it integrates Odeza's patient engagement business.
TeleVox, a distinguished provider of state-of-the-art omnichannel digital patient engagement technology, has completed a significant acquisition by owning the Odeza patient engagement business from Ensemble Health Partners (Ensemble).
Ensemble, recognized as a preeminent force in revenue cycle management, specializes in delivering its services to various healthcare institutions, including hospitals, health systems, and physician practices.
TeleVox and Ensemble are committed to extending the reach and accessibility of TeleVox's cutting-edge technology to Ensemble's existing customer base. This strategic endeavor aims to deliver healthcare providers an all-encompassing solution that seamlessly caters to a broad spectrum of healthcare requirements, commencing with the initial patient acquisition phase and extending throughout the entirety of the patient journey.
This comprehensive approach encompasses not only the discharge process but extends into subsequent phases of aftercare and beyond, equipping healthcare institutions with the essential tools and resources to optimize patient engagement, streamline operational workflows, and elevate the overall quality of care delivery.
Additionally, this move positions TeleVox to enhance its capabilities further in providing innovative solutions, enabling healthcare providers to engage with patients in a more comprehensive and technologically advanced manner, ultimately advancing the healthcare industry.
Vik Krishnan, President of TeleVox, expressed his welcome to Odeza joining the TeleVox family and highlighted that the acquisition of Odeza's patient engagement business aligns with TeleVox's longstanding commitment to tailored communication solutions for enhancing the patient experience, solidifying TeleVox's position as an industry leader. He also emphasized that making their patient engagement solutions accessible to Ensemble's extensive customer base will enable more healthcare providers to deliver exceptional patient care.
Judson Ivy, Founder, President and CEO of Ensemble Health Partners, remarked, "This partnership strengthens each of our positions in the healthcare industry and delivers unmatched value to our customers."
Meanwhile, the company unveiled Iris, an AI-powered omnichannel conversational virtual assistant tailored for healthcare providers, in April. The introduction of an automated reputation management solution in the month that followed this significant development gave hospitals, health systems, and physician practices the ability to manage and improve their online presence effectively.
Health Technology, Digital Healthcare
PR Newswire | October 04, 2023
Johnson & Johnsonannounced applications for the 2023 - 2024 Health Equity Innovation Challenge are officially open in five U.S. cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and Philadelphia. These geographic areas were selected due to demonstrated need for healthcare education, access and care.
Created in 2021 as a part of Johnson & Johnson's commitment to help eradicate the public health threats of racial and social injustices, the Challenge aims to support healthcare solutions developed by local entrepreneurs, start-ups and community-based organizations that are working to advance health equity among communities of color.
"At the heart of our commitment to health equity is a desire to create a world in which access to care, quality of care and health outcomes isn't determined by the color of a person's skin,"
says Howard Reid, Global Head, Global Public Health and Social Impact at Johnson & Johnson.
The Health Equity Innovation Challenge shines a light on health inequities and supports innovators at the local level to create solutions that empower individuals of color and strengthen our health systems.
[Source: PR Newswire]
With applications open through November 6, the Health Equity Innovation Challenge invites local innovators, entrepreneurs and community-based organizations to submit their ideas on how to prevent and treat illnesses disproportionately affecting communities of color, enhance equitable access to healthcare, stimulate diversity in science, advocate for more trusted community-based healthcare, and promote health equity through community engagement and education.
An independent panel of renowned public health and health equity experts with diverse experience in healthcare delivery, advocacy, entrepreneurship and academia will review the applications. The panel includes Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.; Eddie Martinez; HEIC Chairperson Helene Gayle, M.D.; Kathryn Finney; Kiera Smalls; and Uché Blackstock, M.D. In addition to the panel of expert judges, select individuals appointed by the Challenge's academic partner, Spelman College, will review and screen the applications.
In 2024, Johnson & Johnson will grant five Awardees up to $75,000 each in seed funding to further the impact of their innovations. Awardees will also have the opportunity to be mentored by industry leaders, gain visibility for their work and have access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS ecosystem, which provides educational programming, and networking opportunities.
"Johnson & Johnson is committed to cultivating solutions that help close the racial health gap," says Reid. "We know that those closest to the challenges are often best positioned to create the most effective solutions. We are excited to accelerate innovative approaches that result in healthier outcomes for people of color through this Challenge."
Health Technology, Digital Healthcare
Oracle | September 20, 2023
The Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite offers healthcare-specific functionalities enabling entities to streamline operations and enhance patient outcomes.
The conference highlights the need for healthcare organizations to prioritize transparency and collaboration across the entire delivery system, including suppliers, payers, and patient invoicing.
As healthcare increasingly prioritizes proactive patient care, enhanced integration and collaboration across the ecosystem are vital for greater efficiency, accessibility, and equity.
During the Oracle Health Conference, Oracle introduced specialized healthcare features into its Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), and Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain and Manufacturing (SCM) solutions to assist healthcare organizations in improving patient care.
The healthcare-specific functionalities have been integrated into the Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite to assist healthcare organizations in enhancing financial transparency, fortifying supply chains, and elevating patient care. These will also help empower healthcare organizations to boost efficiency, reduce costs, adapt to new business models, improve decision-making processes, and enhance patient services.
Nevertheless, the healthcare sector faces significant hurdles due to unpredictable demand and increased administrative costs. These challenges include managing resource and supply shortages and adapting to changing financial requirements for patient care. These difficulties have arisen when the demand for efficient and accessible healthcare is more critical than ever.
The newly introduced capabilities within Oracle's healthcare-specific solutions empower healthcare organizations to streamline operations and adapt to evolving healthcare delivery models, from telehealth to home and community-based care. These enhancements encompass vital areas, including financial consolidation and reporting, which provide healthcare organizations with the tools to maintain comprehensive financial oversight in a complex healthcare environment through AI and automation. In procurement, these capabilities help reduce expenses and enhance the efficiency of medical supply orders, including contract and pricing integrations with group purchasing capabilities. Furthermore, replenishment planning and recall management features improve the availability of medical supplies by predicting demand and facilitating efficient recall processes to enhance safety and reduce risks within the healthcare supply chain.
Steve Miranda, Executive Vice President of Applications Development at Oracle, stated,
The new capabilities added to Oracle Fusion Applications Suite will help healthcare organizations adopt new business models, embrace rapid innovation, build agile and sustainable supply chains, and better serve patients' needs—now and in the future.
[Source: Cision PR Newswire]
The Oracle Fusion Applications Suite will empower organizations to leverage cloud technology for dismantling internal barriers, standardizing operations, and centralizing financial, HR, supply chain, and customer experience data within a unified cloud platform. Through quarterly update cycles, customers can continuously access the latest innovations as new capabilities are regularly incorporated.