DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 12/16/13 -- Phytel, the leader in automated provider-led population health improvement, announced today that is has been selected as a finalist in this year's Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition, an awards program from the publisher of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare. Phytel was recognized as a finalist in the category of Population Health Management for its innovative, industry leading population health management platform.
Phytel enables providers to better manage quality and proactively improve chronic and preventive care across a population. Its vendor-agnostic platform integrates data from any EHR or other source system with sophisticated analytics and an automated patient engagement engine -- serving as the first comprehensive, integrated population health management system.
Finalists were selected by a distinguished panel of CIOs and other executives from renowned U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems, including Mayo Clinic, Boston Children's Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. A complete list of judges can be found at www.fierceinnovationawards.com/healthcare/2013/judges.
"These finalists are a cross-section of game-changing solutions providers who are helping providers to transform healthcare delivery and improve care," said Wendy Johnson, FierceMarkets' healthcare group publisher. "This is truly an exciting time in healthcare. Disruptive changes are happening that will lead to lasting improvements and millions of saved -- and improved -- lives."
"With value-based care driving rapid change in the industry, providers need a scalable product suite to help them successfully manage quality and proactively improve chronic and preventive care across their patient populations," said Steve Schelhammer, Chief Executive Officer of Phytel. "It's an honor to be recognized as a finalist for the Fierce Innovation Award."
All applications for the Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition were evaluated based on the following criteria: impact on quality of care and patient outcomes; impact on care efficiency; impact on healthcare information exchange; technology innovation; financial impact; market validation; compatibility with existing health IT systems; end-user experience and overall level of innovation. Finalists were selected based on the judges' scores in each area.
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The premier company empowering physician-led population health improvement, Phytel provides physicians with proven technology to deliver timely, coordinated care to their patients. Phytel's state-of-the-art registry, which now encompasses more than 30 million patients nationwide, uses evidence-based chronic and preventive care protocols to identify and notify patients due for service, while tracking compliance and measuring quality and financial results. Phytel is ISO 9001:2008 certified, confirming adherence to ISO's internationally recognized Total Quality Management (TQM) standards. For more information, please visit www.phytel.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.