Allayo Adds Action Messages to Virtual Health Assistant

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Mobile app now empowers physicians and pharmacists to send patients direct messages that trigger recommended health care activities and education.

Today Allayo announced that Allie – their innovative virtual health assistant app – will offer an action messaging infrastructure that can be used to enhance patient outreach and improve patient health. Acclaimed at HealthBeat 2013 as one of the coolest new apps, Allie provides health care consumers with an easier way to arrange for appointments, prescription refills and lab work, and delivers health care reminders that also let consumers win gifts and rewards for their healthy behaviors.

The newly introduced capabilities take advantage of Allie’s full range of capabilities to access a variety of health care services such as appointment setting, prescription refills, ordering supplements and labs and creating healthy activity reminders. Action messages allow physicians, dentists and pharmacists to communicate directly with their patients, and to connect their communication directly to an action the patient can choose to take. For example, a physician can follow up with a patient to provide treatment reminders and collect feedback on the patient’s visit experience or confidence with the treatment plan, or a dentist can suggest a maintenance program for their patients undergoing whitening treatments and enable a set of reminders associated with the treatments. The messages and actions take place within Allayo’s secure mobile app to ensure patient privacy.

“As more providers prepare their practices to address the coming changes associated with the affordable care act, triple aim goals and meaningful use incentives, we are seeing a greater focus on establishing better mechanisms for patient outreach,” said Sunil Masand, co-founder and Product Lead of Allayo. “Allayo provides an effective way to connect the health care industry more closely to their patients and an easier way for patients to absorb the information and take the actions that will help them get better and stay healthy.”

Like Having Your Own Personal Assistant For Health Care

Allie is based on the feedback and experiences the Allayo team gained by helping people arrange tens of thousands of health care services. Allie is a mobile application with a big plus; combining the benefits of easy access with the support of medical assistants who understand health care systems, processes and billing procedures. Allie is a “do it” button that helps people save time by arranging the care they need for them, and gives people more control by putting information and communication right at their fingertips.

About Allayo

With Allayo, being healthy has never been easier. Allayo offers a virtual health assistant that makes navigating the health care system painless by making it easier to arrange for basic health care services like doctor appointments, lab work, chiropractic and other therapies. Allayo helps to ensure follow through on personal health care and adherence to health plans through reminders and the support of medical assistants who handle the details when a personal touch is needed. The company is located in San Francisco and serves members nationwide. For more information or to try Allie, go to

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