January 09, 2018

Iatric Systems and HealthGrid Announce Partnership That Will Allow Hospitals And Health Systems To Meet Value-based Care Initiatives Without Overhauling Existing Infrastructure


Ephraim McDowell Health to utilize integrated solutions to enhance patient engagement

 ORLANDO, FL—January 9, 2017 – HealthGrid, the provider of CareNotify™, an enterprise and mobile patient engagement solution and Iatric Systems Inc., a healthcare information technology company dedicated to helping healthcare organizations enhance their IT investments, announced today an alliance that will allow MEDITECH hospitals and health systems to leverage the data contained in their existing EHR technology and extend its use to meet value-based care initiatives.

“Iatric Systems is pleased to partner with HealthGrid to provide a cost-effective solution to Ephraim McDowell Health, a MEDITECH hospital, enabling the hospital to deliver valuable information to patients, and increase the hospital’s readiness for the transition to value-based care,” said Frank Fortner, President, Iatric Systems.

 As part of the agreement, Iatric Systems will provide integration services between HealthGrid solutions and the EHR system for Ephraim McDowell Health. The integration will allow CareNotify to deliver appointment reminders, care summaries, patient education, secure messaging, mobile check-in and point-of-care surveys. These enhanced patient engagement opportunities will help the hospital meet meaningful use requirements utilizing a solution that is PCMH pre-validated. 

 “We wanted to enhance the patient experience across our health system and with the addition of CareNotify™ we feel confident we have the tools to assist us in closing gaps in care. Improving quality and increasing patient satisfaction is at the center of every IT decision we make,” said Gary Neat, Executive Director of Information Services & Chief Information Officer, Ephraim McDowell Health. “Iatric Systems’ more than 27-year trusted history of successfully working with MEDITECH hospitals made the HealthGrid partnership possible. In addition to improved patient engagement, CareNotify™ enables us to streamline and optimize our administrative and clinical workflows, making them more efficient.” 

 Now, hospitals and health systems using any version of MEDITECH solutions can be assured that rather than replacing their existing EHR systems they have a viable option to meet value-based care initiatives and improve access to health systems for patients through engagement technologies.

“We are pleased to partner with Iatric Systems and assist Ephraim McDowell Health in bringing proven engagement solutions to their patients without the need to alter the infrastructure of their existing EHR,” said Raj Toleti, CEO of HealthGrid. “The support and knowledge of Iatric Systems enables HealthGrid to offer gold-standard patient engagement capabilities to  MEDITECH hospitals.”  

About Ephraim McDowell Health System

Ephraim McDowell Health System is a comprehensive, integrated health care delivery system that serves more than 119,000 residents from six counties in central Kentucky.  At the core of the system is Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, a non-profit, 222-bed licensed hospital.  Our other hospital is Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital located in neighboring Lincoln County (Stanford).  We provide a full continuum of care to our six-county service area, from birthing services and childcare to our youngest population, to assisted living services for our senior population.

About Iatric Systems

Iatric Systems is a healthcare technology company dedicated to helping healthcare organizations enhance their IT investments. We do so with our diverse healthcare experience, an extensive partner network, and our proven capabilities in patient privacy, analytics, EHR optimization, and interoperability. For 27 years, Iatric Systems has delivered solutions to more than 1,300 healthcare organizations. For more information, contact info@iatric.com or visit www.iatric.com. Connect with Iatric Systems on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.