Beaufort Memorial Hospital to Enrich Patient & Population Health with Influence Health

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Utilizing Patient Engagement and Care Management Tools for Healthier Communities

Beaufort Memorial Hospital to Enrich Patient & Population Health with Influence Health

"Care teams and patients will be equipped with the knowledge to actively work together for improved outcomes and healthier populations,” states Ed Ricks, CIO.

Beaufort Memorial Hospital has expanded its partnership with Influence Health, adding the NAVIGATE population health management solution. The technology will enable providers at Beaufort Memorial to more effectively coordinate and manage care for improved patient and population health.

The hospital is currently using the EMPOWER enterprise patient portal and PREDICT customer relationship management system to engage patients and families in their health outside the hospital walls. With the NAVIGATE solution, Beaufort Memorial will have technology to better provide coordinated care management, personalized to low-, rising-, and high-risk patients.

“At Beaufort Memorial, we are dedicated to equipping our patients, providers and care teams with the best tools to cultivate health and wellness throughout the communities we serve,” states Ed Ricks, CIO, Beaufort Memorial Hospital. “Adding the NAVIGATE solution will enable us to leverage existing technologies to provide individualized care plans to a patient’s specific health needs and goals. Care teams and patients will be equipped with the knowledge to actively work together for improved outcomes and healthier populations.”

Beaufort Memorial will be able to use NAVIGATE to further serve their community members through expanded chronic disease management programs, employee and community health and wellness support, and minimized readmissions.

“We appreciate our continuous partnership with Beaufort Memorial Hospital and their strategic commitment to help patients improve and maintain their health outside the hospital,” states Peter Kuhn, CEO, Influence Health. “We look forward to further supporting their care management and patient engagement efforts with technology to help improve individual and population health.”

About Beaufort Memorial
Beaufort Memorial Hospital opened in 1944 and is fully accredited by The Joint Commission with a quality medical staff of more than 200 board-certified or board-eligible physicians. As the largest hospital between Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, Beaufort Memorial Hospital is committed to enhancing the health of the communities it serves. Beaufort Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired Hospitals by the Hospitals & Health Networks (HHN) publication for 13 years. Situated on the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway, Beaufort Memorial Hospital is one of the few hospitals in the country with its own emergency dock.

About Influence Health
Influence Health provides the healthcare industry’s only integrated digital marketing and patient engagement 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 enabling population health management. 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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