Influence Health Providing Enriched CONNECT Clinical Portal across North America

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CONNECT’s 4.0 Release Improves Scalability and Simplifies User Interface

Enriched CONNECT Clinical Portal for Hospitals

“With the latest version of CONNECT, our ability to communicate quickly and effectively is enhanced, a win-win for our patients and healthcare providers,” states Mark Farrow, VP & CIO.

Influence Health today announced the release of the CONNECT clinical portal version 4.0 to improve usability and scalability for hospitals across the United States and Canada. CONNECT consolidates patient data from disparate systems into one comprehensive view for care team members, providing secure, accurate and real-time access to clinical data for all patients.

CONNECT provides 46,000 physicians and clinical care team members across Southwestern Ontario access to over 4 million patient records making patient health information accessible regardless of where they are seeking treatment in the network. With a complete view into a patient’s history and current medical state, providers are enabled to provide the best possible outcomes.

“Everything we do is centered on providing patients the finest care. When health information is shared in real-time, across the entire network of providers, our decisions are more informed, and patient safety and outcomes are improved,” states Mark Farrow, Vice President, Informatics & Communication Technologies and Chief Information Officer, Hamilton Health Sciences. “With the latest version of CONNECT, our ability to communicate quickly and effectively is enhanced, a win-win for our patients and healthcare providers,” continues Mr. Farrow.

In an effort to continuously enhance the application and meet the growing number of Connecting South West Ontario (cSWO) users, version 4.0 of CONNECT simplifies the auditing and reporting user interface and framework to give hospital security officers efficient access to audit data, increases the performance speeds of the application and make the application highly scalable, allowing all physicians to be online simultaneously accessing their patients’ health records.

“Influence Health takes pride in helping link providers with healthcare information for over 15% of Canada’s population, and with the latest release of CONNECT we are making it easier for our partners at cSWO to access their patient information in a timely and efficient manner,” states Peter Kuhn, CEO, Influence Health. He continues, “We are happy to be a part of a program that helps increase efficiency for physicians and improve outcomes for patients.”

To learn more about how cSWO and Influence Health partner to connect providers with vital patient information in a timely manner, visit info.clinicalCONNECT.ca/CC/. For more information on how CONNECT can help your organization reduce costs and improve access to comprehensive patient data across your network of providers, visit http://www.influencehealth.com/platform/CONNECT.

About Connecting South West Ontario (cSWO)
CONNECT, branded as ClinicalConnect™, is the regional clinical viewer for the connecting South West Ontario (cSWO) Program funded by e-Health Ontario. The cSWO Program is foundational to e-Health Ontario's commitment to integrate electronic health information for all Ontarians. Connecting South West Ontario’s goal is to implement a regional program that will make an individual’s health information from across the continuum of care available in a timely and secure fashion at any point of care.

About Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
Hamilton Health Sciences is the regional service delivery partner deploying ClinicalConnect™ across the four South West LHINs. It includes a family of seven unique hospitals, a cancer centre and an urgent care centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and south central Ontario, Canada. Hamilton Health Sciences is the second largest hospital group in Ontario, and serves as a regional referral centre for cardiac, stroke, burns, trauma, neurosurgery, pediatrics, digestive diseases, high-risk obstetrics, cancer, orthopedics and rehabilitation services.

About Influence Health
Influence Health provides the healthcare industry’s only integrated digital consumer engagement and activation platform. The Influence Health platform enables providers, employers and payers to positively influence consumer decision making and health-behaviors well beyond the physical care setting through personalized and interactive multi-channel engagement. Since 1996, the Birmingham, AL-based company has helped more than 1,100 provider organizations influence consumers in a way that is transformative to financial and quality outcomes. For more information, please visit http://www.influencehealth.com.

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