LeadingReach Announces Medical Advisory Board, First Three Members

Digital Health Leader Benefits from Expertise of Doctors Childers, Legere and Spencer

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Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 19, 2014

LeadingReach, a referral management and patient engagement platform for the entire healthcare ecosystem, today announced the formation of its Medical Advisory Board, and the first three members: doctors Kevin Spencer, M.D., Henry Legere, M.D. and Jake Childers, M.D.

The LeadingReach Medical Advisory Board provides expertise and input and regularly meets with the company’s management team to share the real-life intelligence and perspective of practicing doctors. These insights, along with frequent customer interaction and feedback, will help LeadingReach solutions to continue to better serve customers in healthcare, from dentist and physician practices to surgery centers and hospitals, as well as the patients these healthcare providers ultimately serve.

The first three medical doctors forming the LeadingReach Medical Advisory Board combine 50 years healthcare experience. They are:

Dr. Kevin Spencer is the president of Premier Family Physicians, a 36 provider primary care group focused on patient engagement, technology. This organization is a leader in value based care environments. Dr. Spencer is also the founder of SW Provider Partners, an accountable care organization, aimed at allowing independent physicians to practice within a network and framework granting them participation in emerging contracts.

"I am truly excited as I am watching Leading Reach improve our ability to satisfy and engage patients with timely and pertinent communication while giving the leaders of the practice a big data view of our customers and colleagues behavior. We are already able to make more informed decisions about new initiatives and to assess the current ones, said Spencer."

Dr. Henry Legere received a BA from the University of California at Berkeley where he studied chemistry and economics. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Dr. Legere became a Clinical Assistant Professor at Texas A&M Health Sciences Center in 2009 and previously a Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Legere completed a fellowship at Harvard University where he researched allergy, asthma and immunology while covering Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. He also specializes in accelerated immunotherapy protocols including rapid drug desensitization.

“It is a pleasure and an honor to be a part of the leading reach medical advisory board," said Legere. “The physicians on the board share a vision with the business development team to create integrated software tools that decrease the cost of healthcare through efficiencies and increase the quality of healthcare by improving the lines of communication between referring doctors, specialists and patients. These tools are a piece of the transformation in how medicine will be practiced in the future and it is exciting to help shape that process.”

Dr. Jake Childers practices urgent care medicine at Austin Regional Clinic and brings 20+ years of combined medical and business experience to LeadingReach. When he's not seeing patients, Dr. Childers works with the Walters Physician Incubator, where he served as the first Executive Director. Dr. Childers has also assisted in the founding of CirrusMD, a telemedicine doctor/patient communication portal, and has founded n=you, LLC, which is developing a micro-crowdsourcing platform for collecting disease management insights from physicians battling catastrophic and progressive diseases.

Childers added, "I believe Leading Reach is adding immense value in the healthcare value chain. When physicians are doing a better job engaging and educating patients, outcomes are improved. The leading reach platform is already doing this while also helping to coordinate referrals. A more coordinated referral process minimizes missed appointments for patients while improving provider-to-provider communication. My involvement with Leading Reach is truly affording me an opportunity to see some of the potential in the future of healthcare."

These three practicing medical professionals will work with LeadingReach in its mission to change the patient experience, drive outcomes and increase satisfaction. LeadingReach expects to announce additional members to its Medical Advisory Board over the coming months.

About LeadingReach
LeadingReach is a Referral Management and Patient Engagement Platform for the entire healthcare ecosystem. The LeadingReach mission is to improve the patient experience, drive outcomes and increase satisfaction – for patients and providers. From initial referral, through pre-appointment, treatment and diagnosis, to collecting valuable patient feedback, LeadingReach uses a powerful Four Core Metric approach to increase patient acquisition and ensure a better experience during the healthcare process.

LeadingReach defines and scores the Four Core Metrics of the patient lifecycle as:

  •     Referral Management - Accountable Transition of Care
  •     Pre Appointment - A Better First Impression
  •     Patient Education - Improved Health Literacy
  •     Satisfaction and Social Media - Maximize Patient Loyalty

Privately held and based in Austin, TX, LeadingReach was created in 2013 and its data driven, HIPAA compliant platform is already in place with dentists, doctors, hospitals and surgery centers throughout central Texas. The over 100 initial customers who use the product every day are collaborating with the LeadingReach team to innovate and evolve the product. For example, in August 2013, LeadingReach became the first company to score patient engagement using data interactions before, during and after appointments. For more information, visit http://www.leadingreach.com.


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