SEATTLE (PRWEB) June 02, 2016 -- Carena, a leading provider of integrated virtual care services to health systems, has been named an IDC Innovator in the U.S. virtual care solutions market for 2016. According to IDC, companies named “offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an issue, and/or an interesting new business model.”
“Offering virtual care as part of an integrated health system traces back to our roots as a primary care practice and reflects our belief that technology can enhance the doctor-patient relationship, not replace it,” said Ralph C. Derrickson, president and CEO of Carena, Inc. “We are honored that the IDC Innovators program recognized the opportunity our approach provides to improve quality and reduce fragmentation in the system.”
Available to more than 15 million patients nationwide, Carena provides integrated virtual clinics, helping health systems attract new patients, increase patient engagement, lower costs and better manage risk. A recent data analysis of Carena’s health system partners, “3 Ways Integrated Virtual Clinics are Improving Care Quality,” revealed that patients who receive integrated virtual care within a health system experience more time with clinicians, lower prescription rates and better continuity of care than those who receive care from commercial telemedicine providers (according to publically available data of commercial providers in the market).
The report, IDC Innovators: U.S. Virtual Care Solutions, 2016 (Doc #US41117616, May 2016), recognizes pioneering players in the U.S. virtual care solutions market. IDC Innovators reports present a set of vendors chosen by an IDC analyst within a specific market that offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model. It is not an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies. IDC INNOVATOR and IDC INNOVATORS are trademarks of International Data Group, Inc.
Carena partners with health systems to extend its services to more patients through high-quality, integrated virtual clinics. Patients can access 24/7 system-branded virtual care by phone, tablet or computer from local systems they know and trust. Our virtual clinics are staffed by Carena’s full-time board-certified providers, health system providers or a hybrid of both. Carena’s telemedicine solutions include software and clinical staffing and operations management, as well as provider education through Carena University. Carena’s team of clinicians, technologists, marketers and customer service experts are dedicated to creating quality patient experiences and responsible outcomes. Today, more than 15 million people nationwide have access to our partner-branded virtual clinics. For more information, please visit http://www.carenamd.com.
Jeremy Bartram, RH Strategic for Carena, http://www.rhstrategic.com/, +1 (206) 264-0246, [email protected]