Cleveland Clinic Pilots Uniphy for Improved Communication and Collaboration Amongst All Care Providers

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Innovative technology provides a “virtual physician lounge” to improve provider engagement, satisfaction, and collaboration regardless of employment status or geographic location.

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“Uniphy is an innovative mobile platform that allows our providers to communicate in a secure manner. Just as importantly, it will help Cleveland Clinic foster a sense of shared purpose amongst all of our caregivers to improve patient care.

Uniphy Health today announced that it has launched a pilot implementation at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lutheran Hospital facility. Lutheran Hospital will use Uniphy to provide physicians and other important care providers with an easy to access secure communication and collaboration tool, as well as a destination point for important content. By uniting Cleveland Clinic employed physicians with community physicians on a common and secure communication platform, Uniphy improves patient outcomes, improves patient satisfaction and reduces the cost of providing care.

Uniphy combines elements of secure messaging, social media, data visualization, and targeted content into a mobile-friendly platform. In a care setting, physicians, nurses and other care providers use Uniphy to access each other in real time. Uniphy promotes physician engagement by making it easier for clinicians to engage with their leadership and peers. As physicians tend to engage in information relevant to their needs, Uniphy makes it easier to access the shared goals, performance data, continuing education opportunities and important organizational news related to Lutheran Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. In other words, Uniphy filters content to improve physician satisfaction by reducing the “noise”.

“Uniphy is an innovative mobile platform that allows our providers to communicate in a secure manner,” said Dr. Don Malone, President of Lutheran Hospital. “Just as importantly, it will help Cleveland Clinic foster a sense of shared purpose amongst all of our caregivers to improve patient care.”

“Since inception, Cleveland Clinic has shown proven leadership in improving patient care. By making it easier for clinicians of all types to connect with each other via Uniphy, Lutheran Hospital will continue the tradition of innovation that permeates the Cleveland Clinic,” said Chuck French, CEO & Co-Founder of Uniphy Health. “Physicians need tools that align with physician interests and motivators while reducing the burden of an already complicated workday. Uniphy is designed around the providers needs to improve patient care.”

About Uniphy Health
Uniphy Health formed in 2013 to create and launch Uniphy, a suite of mobile technologies that promotes clinical productivity and collaboration among care providers. Uniphy engages users across the healthcare landscape simplifying communication and collaboration among organizations with multiple facilities, recently combined clinical populations, community physicians, nurses and care providers. Uniphy Health has a service agreement with Cleveland Clinic Innovations, serves as infrastructure for AVIA Health Innovation’s cohort process, and is the designated communication and collaboration vendor of choice for several CMS Practice Transformation Network applicants. For more information, visit http://www.uniphyhealth.com.

About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. More than 3,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals, more than 75 Northern Ohio outpatient locations, including 16 full-service Family Health Centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2013, there were 5.5 million outpatient visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 157,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 130 countries. Visit us at http://www.clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

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