“The GCH Platform impacts our entire organization because it provides our associates with a powerful tool that creates an ongoing culture of employee wellness and will lead to a reduction in overall healthcare expenses."
MEMPHIS, Tenn., (PRWEB) June 02, 2015
Green Circle Health (GCH) announced that West Cancer Center, the Mid-South’s premier provider of cancer care for more than 34 years, implemented its online patient-to-provider communications gateway, the GCH Platform, across its entire clinic to strengthen the wellness program for more its more than 500 employees.
Functioning as an added layer to existing systems to maximize interoperability, the GCH Platform merges with existing human resources files and, leveraging a patent-pending workflow that facilitates the collaborative sharing of data, maximizes the accuracy of score monitoring for West Cancer Center employees. In addition, West Cancer Center hopes the GCH Platform will improve participation in its rewards-based wellness program. By increasing the overall health and productivity of its workforce, West Cancer Center reduces the cost of insurance and lost productivity due to absenteeism, which costs employers $225.8 billion annually in the United States ($1,685 per employee) according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Embracing a more collaborative relationship between medical experts and patients is the future of health care and an approach that aligns with our mission to provide the most advanced care available,” said Erich Mounce, CEO of West Cancer Center. “The GCH Platform impacts our entire organization because it provides our associates with a powerful tool that creates an ongoing culture of employee wellness and will lead to a reduction in overall healthcare expenses. This is another step in investing in the health of our physicians, employees, and patients, which are all equally critical to our overall success.”
“The GCH Platform provides employees with a greater amount of control in the exchange of medical information and allows employers to create a more comprehensive and unified employee health wellness program with greater incentives,” said Dinesh Sheth, CEO and founder of GCH. “As a cutting-edge cancer research center focused on revolutionizing healthcare standards, West Cancer Center is constantly optimizing its procedures and practices. Use of the platform emphasizes its strong commitment to individualized patient care and reinforces its role as a trusted medical technology leader within the community.”
The GCH Platform is compliant with the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act; it also supports every stage of Meaningful Use.
About West Cancer Center
West Cancer Center delivers the best comprehensive cancer treatment in the Mid-South, delivering a complete continuum of care to over 30,000 individuals annually. A true leader in cancer research, West Cancer Center has a long standing commitment to providing patients access to clinical trials which includes Phase I through Phase III studies. Building on the 35 year legacy of West Clinic, West Cancer Center continues to provide comprehensive, compassionate care to the Mid-South area. This commitment is strengthened through a robust partnership with Methodist Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. In 2014, West Cancer Center established The University of Tennessee/West Institute for Cancer Research, a 501(c)3 dedicated to the research and development of novel cancer treatments and therapies. For more information, please visit: http://www.westcancercenter.com.
About Green Circle Health
Green Circle Health is dedicated to using innovative technologies to improve health outcomes and lower healthcare costs. Its GCH Platform is a patient-to-provider communications gateway with remote monitoring that facilitates the exchange of medical data in real-time, ensuring that patients receive timely care while eliminating unnecessary hospital visits or delayed treatment. For more information, visit http://www.greencirclehealth.com.