HealthGrid Honored as Recipient of the 2017 Microsoft Health Innovation Awards

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HealthGrid announced it has been named a recipient of Microsoft Corp.’s 2017 Health Innovation Awards.

The awards, which were announced at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, recognize health organizations and their technology solution partners for using Microsoft devices and services in innovative ways that help engage patients, empower care teams, optimize clinical and operational effectiveness, and transform the care continuum. The 2017 winners are transforming the industry by creating breakthrough solutions that empower health and life sciences organizations, while meeting global, local and industry-specific compliance and security standards.

HealthGrid, the nation’s fastest growing patient engagement platform, has demonstrated compelling evidence in the value it creates for provider organizations, like its partner Family Physician Group (FPG), making the organization the clear winner in the category for “Engage Your Patients.” HealthGrid’s Patient Engagement Platform creates a cohesive, mobile patient experience by proactively initiating bit sized, contextual interactions with the patient at the appropriate time throughout their care journey.  With HealthGrid, FPG sought to improve the overall quality of care, optimize access to their physician network, improve compliance to regulatory requirements, like Meaningful Use and MACRA, while supporting the shift to value- based care. Leveraging the HealthGrid platform, FPG has fully attested all providers for Meaningful Use, added two more appointments per provider per day leading to 40 percent more closures of clinical care gaps, and 60 percent of patients utilizing post-care instructions and educational materials which has improved care plan compliance. As a result, HealthGrid has helped FPG achieve a 9:1 ROI resulting in $50k more per physician annually.

“We are so grateful to our partners at Family Physicians Group and our collaboration with Microsoft. This award is only possible by working with thought leaders in the industry who are reshaping the conversation between patient and physician. We have always understood that patient engagement is paramount to driving quality care. And with that, our focus remains on creating a meaningful, interactive patient experience for our customers,” said Raj Toleti, president and co-founder of HealthGrid.

From pre-care administrative operations, including gaps in care outreach, scheduling and reminders, electronic check-in to clinical interactions, including post-care delivery of care summaries, referral coordination, and care plan management, HealthGrid offers a consistent touchpoint to patients while driving significant return to the practice.

“The health industry is undergoing a seismic shift in which intelligent technologies are helping organizations, communities and individuals improve care by helping them better understand and share information,” said Laura Wallace, vice president, Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft. “This year’s Microsoft Health Innovation Award recipients are advancing the goals of improved patient engagement and care coordination through their pioneering use of Microsoft devices, platforms and cloud services.”

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 website at http://www.microsoft.com/healthinnovationawards and on the Microsoft in Health blog at https://enterprise.microsoft.com/en-us/industries/health/?post_type=articles.