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QliqSOFT debuts patient-facing, chronic care management solution at HIMSS19

QliqSOFT, a provider of secure clinical collaboration solutions, has announced the release of a new, patient-facing chronic care management solution that allows for the easy sharing and monitoring of data between patients and their care team members.

"Texting is an effective way to engage patients in their personal health and to motivate them to take action and change behavior," says QliqSOFT founder & CEO, Krishna Kurapati. "Our chronic care management solution is a major first step to effectively use Secure Texting for speeding up and improving care management."

Patients with chronic conditions, such as those suffering from Type 2 Diabetes, can easily connect their bluetooth-enabled glucometer with the Qliq mobile app and share their test results with care managers without ever having to write down a single note in their paper diaries.

Care managers will then be able to instantly view those results and discuss issues over texting with patients in real-time. These features, combined with customized threshold alerts and schedule medication reminders will contribute to the overall care of patients and a reduction of readmissions for chronic care patients.

The announcement of QliqSOFT’s chronic care management solution coincides with the HIMSS 2019 Healthcare IT Conference in Orlando. Live demonstrations of this feature along with QliqSOFT’s entire suite of clinical collaboration solutions can be seen at Booth 873, February 12th, 13th, and 14th.

To learn more about QliqSOFT’s new chronic care management solution, click here.

About QliqSOFT, Inc.

With its unique cloud pass-thru architecture, QliqSOFT's Secure Texting, On-Call Scheduling, Patient Communication and Clinical Collaboration solutions are trusted by over 1,000 Hospitals, Home Health, and Hospice Organizations to deliver HIPAA-compliant, reliable, and real-time communication between doctors, nurses, caregivers, and patients. To learn more, visit qliqsoft.com.

 


Kno2 wins interoperability innovation award at HIMSS

BOISE, Idaho, and KINGWOOD, Texas – February 13, 2019 – Kno2®, announced today that they were selected, in collaboration with Vision Source® as the recipients for the ‘Empower Your Care Teams and Employees’ category of Microsoft Corp.’s 2019 Health Innovation Awards.

The awards, which were announced at the 2019 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, recognize health organizations and their technology solution partners for using Microsoft’s intelligent health technologies in innovative ways that help empower care teams, improve clinical and operational outcomes, and advance precision healthcare. The 2019 winners are impacting the industry by creating breakthrough solutions that empower health and life sciences organizations, while meeting global, local and industry-specific compliance and security standards.

Kno2’s Interoperability as a Service™ solution, built and run entirely on Microsoft Azure, serves as healthcare’s largest network aggregator, connecting and normalizing all the major health information networks across the United States. Direct messaging, patient query for providers live on Carequality, including those connected through CommonWell Health Alliance, referral networks, Health Information Exchange (HIE) connectivity and cloud faxing are all provided in a single experience for the sharing and secure exchange of patient information. Through Kno2, providers serving any part of the care continuum gain access to effectively coordinate care with over 2.5M other providers, regardless of their Electronic Health Record (EHR).

In a 2018 pilot, Vision Source practiced collaborating with a large regional health system were able to exchange referrals and records between multiple EHR platforms, reducing diabetic eye examination lag time by 80 percent, and streamlining patient data flow for both Vision Source members and the primary care providers. Through these advancements made possible by Kno2’s Interoperability as a Service, patient care gaps were closed within seven to 10 days, rather than the previous time frame of four to 12 weeks, with Vision Source member doctors providing patient results to referring physicians within 48 hours. Kno2 has since been launched across the entire Vision Source network of over 4,500 private practice optometrists.

Nominations were submitted by health providers, payers, pharmaceutical and life science organizations, and public and private health institutions across the world for applying Microsoft technology to create transformative and highly-effective innovations. An esteemed panel of industry experts selected this year’s winners based on how their innovation represents a forward-thinking development or implementation of a solution that is delivering groundbreaking results and producing better health outcomes for more people. Recipients will be highlighted on the Microsoft in Health blog at www.Microsoft.com/Health.

About Vision Source
Founded in 1991, Vision Source is North America's most extensive network of independent optometrists consisting of over 4,500 optometrists. The clinicians in the Vision Source network enjoy access to newly evolving patient channels, including an expanding list of leading medical groups and integrated health systems with whom Vision Source optometrists collaborate. Additionally, members benefit from a wide range of innovative technologies, practice management tools, strategic marketing, and purchasing power. Leveraging these tools, the clinicians offer comprehensive eye care to their patients delivering an industry-leading patient experience. For more information, call 888-558-2020 or visit www.visionsource.com.

About Kno2
Kno2® is leading healthcare’s path to interoperability across every patient care setting. Kno2: Interoperability as a Service™ (IaaS) turns on connectivity to millions of healthcare providers and the capability to send, receive, find and use patient information with everyone. Kno2’s IaaS enables access to providers via cloud faxing, direct secure messaging, patient information query, and patient care networks (referrals, ACOs, HIEs) guided by connectivity assessments and analytics. To discover your path to interoperability, please visit www.kno2.com.


 

WellSky Becomes Member of CommonWell Health Alliance®

LENEXA, Kan. and BOSTON, Feb. 7, 2019 — WellSky has announced that it is now a member of CommonWell Health Alliance®, joining the effort to help break down barriers to nationwide data exchange. CommonWell, a not-for-profit trade association made up of diverse health IT stakeholders, is dedicated to creating universal access to health data via a person-centered, nationwide network.

To achieve this, CommonWell and its members have committed to using their extensive experience across the health care ecosystem to produce and deploy patient-centric interoperability services — including person enrollment, record location, patient identification and linking, and data query and retrieval. At their core, these services aim to solve the challenges associated with patient linking and identity at scale. CommonWell and its members are actively deploying these services, which are now live at more than 11,000 provider sites nationwide, ranging from large acute hospitals to rural specialty practices.

Together with its members, CommonWell is continually working to extend interoperability to new users and care settings. "Our members know the needs of the providers and patients across the health care continuum," said Nick Knowlton, Membership Committee chair for CommonWell Health Alliance and vice president at Brightree. "WellSky will use its experience to contribute to CommonWell and its vision that health data should be accessible regardless of where care occurs."

"“CommonWell makes true interoperability possible, and joining this forward-thinking team of health care IT leaders strengthens our commitment to delivering innovative technology that empowers care providers, increases efficiency, and improves lives," said Wellsky CEO Bill Miller. "Together, we can ensure that health data is accessible, regardless of care setting, so providers have the critical data they need to achieve better outcomes for the people they serve." WellSky joins the Alliance with the intention to contribute to making interoperability ubiquitous in health care. To date, nearly 80 organizations are members of CommonWell.

 

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