Online Services Will Include Chats, Secured-Data Share, and Health Monitoring
LAS VEGAS, NV (HIMSS 12 Conference) – February 23, 2012 – CHS Health Services™ (CHS) has partnered with HealthyCircles™, an enterprise-class health platform for care teams to greatly enhance the employee-patient collaborative care experience. CHS will incorporate the HealthyCircles portal’s robust functionality for consumers and providers into its Optic™ digital system to securely connect health care professionals to patients, their families and their caregivers via a comprehensive care management system.
“We’ve been collaborating with HealthyCircles for some time and it’s clear they offer a best-in-class, advanced solution to support our efforts to reach patients in a context that fosters engagement – through the web, with mobile devices, and on a platform controlled by the patient, and we are glad to formalize this partnership,” said Stuart Clark, president of CHS. “The HealthyCircles Care Management system represents and is consistent with our commitment to provide improved and differentiated patient-centered tools that increase engagement and positively change behavior.”
In addition to offering easy access to communicate with a CHS onsite health center, the new features of the secured portal will allow CHS’ medical staff to extend their services beyond the physical onsite health center. The HealthyCircle platform will enable the ability to conduct online health challenges for employees, share health activity data with colleagues and health coaches, and video/online chat.
The system extends beyond traditional personal health records (PHR) and builds into CHS’ Optic portal, which already offers online appointment scheduling, e-visits, and electronic prescription refills, allowing more customization based on CHS client requirements and needs. This new level of service will provide CHS clients the ability to build an employer specific health benefit ecosystem that leverages their health offerings and magnifies the employer’s health spend to enhance the quality of care the employee receives.
“CHS’ commitment to connected and personalized health care helps set the standard for patient interaction and the cross-platform technologies for the industry we are building. They are a welcomed partner,” said James Mault, M.D., FACS, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HealthyCircles.
About CHS Health Services, Inc.
Founded in 1975, CHS™ is one of the industry’s largest independent provider of onsite health care solutions. The country’s largest corporations look to CHS for workforce health and productivity management services including onsite primary care, health coaching, pharmacy services, and connected health for dispersed workforces nationwide. As an independent provider of workforce health care, CHS offers an objective viewpoint that, combined with its deep analytical approach to employee health, helps maximize the effectiveness of every health care dollar spent, while ensuring employees have the best treatment options. CHS tailors health care delivery to employers’ overarching benefits strategies and supports each organization with integrated health information systems. Visit www.CHSonsite.com or call 800-638-8083.
HealthyCirclesTM (www.healthycircles.com), a San Diego-based, Care Management and Coordination platform company providing enterprise, health care delivery solutions that solve problems related to transitions of care, hospital readmission reduction, home health and remote health monitoring. HealthyCircles provides clients with a private-label experience that is designed as a software-as-a-service model delivering an integrated suite of products and services connecting health care professionals to patients, their families and their caregivers via a HIPAA secure, care management system. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, join us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @HealthyCircles.