FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Erin Farrell Talbot
For Uniphy Health
MERGER OF PRACTICE UNITE AND UNIPHY HEALTH CREATES INDUSTRY’S FIRST END-TO-END PROVIDER OF HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATIONS AND COLLABORATION SOLUTIONS
Merged company – called Uniphy Health – provides the powerful communications and collaboration Uniphy Care Platform™ that delivers dramatic ROI today and helps transition to value-based care for tomorrow.
March 22, 2016, Newark, NJ – Practice Unite, an innovative mobile-first healthcare communications solutions provider and Uniphy Health, a breakthrough physician engagement firm, announced the merger of their organizations to create the healthcare industry’s most comprehensive communications and collaboration solutions provider. The newly combined Uniphy Health will provide healthcare organizations with transformative, HIPAA-compliant, mobile-first solutions that deliver a positive return on investment (ROI) today and help those organizations transition to value-based care for tomorrow.
Increasing efficiencies and reducing complexities are the goals of healthcare organizations today, and the merger of Practice Unite and Uniphy Health creates a single provider whose adaptable, cloud-based platform addresses the complete spectrum of communication and collaboration needs of mid-sized and large-scale healthcare organizations.
“With the shift to value-based care, communication and collaboration is finally being recognized as the pivotal component of value, quality and safety ” said Jacob Reider MD, renowned health care technology innovator and former Deputy National Coordinator and chief medical officer of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. “The new Uniphy Health is an innovative, secure communication platform that finally delivers to healthcare delivery organizations the fluidity engagement we’ve come to expect from consumer products, combined with the privacy and security of a solution created for care delivery organizations from the ground up.”
A “Single Pane of Glass”
The newly combined Uniphy Health already supports tens of thousands of physicians, nurses, home care aides and patients nationwide with mobile-first solutions that streamline communications and simplify workflows. The full suite includes:
- Acute care solutions that feature secure text, VOIP calling, critical lab, consult delivery and on call schedules;
- Physician engagement solutions that utilize a social media-like approach to delivering targeted content;
- Home care solutions that improve remote patient monitoring and automate documentation;
- Patient engagement solutions that create a secure channel between the patient and care team.
In addition, Uniphy Health acts as a “single pane of glass” that invokes third-party applications (e.g., charge capture applications), giving users the efficiency of staying within one app instead of continually switching among many.
Making a Difference Right Now
Uniphy Health solutions are already in the field driving higher-value care delivery along with operational efficiencies. Barnabas-Health Jersey City Medical Center is saving over $2 million per year through reduced length of stay and reduced referral leakage. Inspira Health Network of Vineland New Jersey has already seen a 26% improvement in HCAHPS scores through Uniphy Health’s acute care communications solutions. Urbana, Illinois-based Carle Hospital and Physician Group has adopted Uniphy Health’s innovative physician engagement solution to improve collaboration. And New York’s Independence Care System uses Uniphy Health’s Patient Management solution to reduce preventable hospitalizations of high-risk patients.
“Healthcare executives face a bewildering array of point solutions that do one or two things,” said Adam Turinas, chief executive officer of Uniphy Health. “Our mission is more ambitious. Over the last four years, we have seen first hand the power of creating care team networks of physicians, clinicians, home care aides and patients. These connected solutions have made a dramatic impact on our clients’ operations. They also put these organizations in a stronger position to transition to the new world of population health.”
A Holistic Eco-System Defines the New Era of Healthcare
Today’s rapidly transforming healthcare industry requires collaboration between partners, physicians, and technology experts.
To deliver on its vision, Uniphy Health has carefully selected a network of innovative partners, including Process Proxy, specialists in clinical process effectiveness; Teton Health, providers of turnkey solutions for DSRIP; Learning Health, innovative, evidence-based care coordination and workflow solutions; Futura Mobility, leading mobile solution provider; and Pursuit Healthcare Advisors, IT implementation specialists.
In partnership with these firms, Uniphy Health will help its clients transform their organizations in myriad ways—all delivered through the Uniphy Care Platform™.
Uniphy Health has expanded its board of directors with the addition of technology and healthcare luminaries including US Robotics founder Casey Cowell, former ADP Chief Operations Officer, Mike Martone and Florida-based Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. John Lockwood.
“The combination of Practice Unite and Uniphy Health brings together two best-of-breed firms to create an organization that is transforming the healthcare industry,” says Tom Wamberg, chairman of Uniphy Health. “We are very excited to have these proven industry innovators join our board and help guide our growth.”
To learn more about Uniphy Health or request a demo of the platform, please visit UniphyHealth.com.
About Uniphy Health: Uniphy Health’s mobile-first solutions enable highly-effective care team collaboration and communication across the care continuum. The Uniphy Care Platform™ creates a network that aligns organizations’ acute and ambulatory care teams, skilled nursing facilities, home caregivers and patients. This helps healthcare systems achieve key initiatives faster, deliver high-value services at a lower cost and provide patients with measurably higher-quality care.
Please visit us to learn more about value-based communications at www.uniphyhealth.com or on Twitter at @uniphyhealth
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