New Gartner report highlights the “coolest” innovative vendors for healthcare providers and payers in the industry.
What makes a healthcare vendor cool? Innovative solutions that solve real challenges for the healthcare C-suite and payer market, according to recent Gartner reports. Each year, Gartner carefully selects a list of “Cool Vendors” representing innovative technologies and business models.
For healthcare providers, these vendors offers provider CIOs, CMIOs and IT leaders offer innovative ways to address some of the perplexing problems these organizations are currently facing. For healthcare payers, these vendors bring innovative products in bundled payments, home monitoring, medical identity protection, and wellness app and device integration.
Previous vendors selected, which include AirStrip are among some of the leading innovators in healthcare. This year’s “Cool Vendor” for healthcare providers include:
CareinSync offers a real-time mobile collaboration platform that improves communication between care providers and patients. As the first and only deployed healthcare mobile solution of its kind, Carebook™ is a secure, HIPAA-compliant, evidence-based, care coordination platform connecting physicians, case managers, nurses and other aftercare professionals in real-time. CareInSync is helping healthcare organizations across the country decrease readmissions, improve operational efficiencies, reduce costs and manage safe and timely patient care transitions.CareInSync has been recently acquired by Hearst Corporation’s healthcare group, Hearst Health and will become part of Zynx Health.
Jvion is a healthcare technology company that develops software designed to predict and prevent patient-level disease and financial losses leading to increased waste. The company offers a suite of big-data enabled solutions that combine clinical intelligence with deep machine learning to help providers protect their revenues while improving patient health outcomes.
Through its suite of positive patient validation and record matching solutions, LifeMed ID eliminates duplicate and overlay records, reduces patient misidentification and duplicate testing, and improves patient safety by providing secure, user-friendly, integrated identity solutions.
LifeMed ID integrates one valid identity across disparate EMR, EHR, and ADT systems, automating record matching and providing multiple interoperable patient identity tokens, including smart cards and state-of-the-art biometrics (IRIS, palm vein, facial recognition, etc.).
MedSnap is improving medication safety by visually organizing the World’s pills. MedSnap ID can identify an entire set of prescription pills and screen for drug-drug or drug-disease interactions in a single Snap.
Preventice delivers mobile health solutions focused on improving patient engagement, adherence to their care plans, and connections between providers and patients. The company works with leading innovators, such as Mayo Clinic and Merck, to develop new technologies that improve outcomes in cardiac care, allergy avoidance, medication adherence, and beyond. From early screening and diagnosis through the completion of a care plan, Preventice helps health care providers achieve high-quality outcomes.
For healthcare payers, this year’s list showcases the promise of new directions in the healthcare payer market based on their offerings and business models:
Aver Informatics is a health information technology company. Aver’s technology is a massively scalable, modern, social, big data platform that increases the speed and agility to drive new insights through data analysis. The Aver platform enhances care discovery and improves quality while driving out costs by promoting solutions for health care payment reform practices. The core platform offers customers a radical new episode of care interface and insightful new ways to interact directly with data without the need for highly trained software developers or database administrators. In addition the Aver marketplace offers pre-packaged industry standard performance and quality measurements that can be downloaded as an off-the-shelf rapid analytics solution.
Healthsense helps senior care providers and accountable care organizations significantly reduce costs, increase independence and enhance caregiver and senior experiences. Built on a secure wireless platform, Healthsense products are scalable and enable flexible technology-enabled care designs that help communities deliver the very highest quality of care for the frail elderly and chronically ill.
3. ID Experts
ID Experts helps organizations address these responsibilities with simple, innovative software and services. Since 2003, leading healthcare, financial, educational and other organizations that handle sensitive data have depended on ID Experts to address data security challenges.
Validic is the healthcare industry’s premier technology platform for convenient, easy data access to a world of digital health and in-home devices, wearables and patient healthcare applications. By connecting its growing base of customers that includes providers, pharmaceutical companies, payers, wellness companies and health systems to the continuously expanding list of digital health technologies, Validic enables healthcare companies to better coordinate care across their communities, improve their patient engagement strategies and more efficiently manage their patient populations.
“Validic was early to recognize an unfulfilled need in the rapidly growing market for wellness apps and devices the ability to capture and normalize wellness data from the vast array of devices and apps available on the consumer market today. The fundamental point of these devices and apps is to give consumers control over the experience of improving their health. However, businesses including payers, employers and wellness technology vendors also want to integrate these devices, and the data they capture, into care management and wellness programs, as well as benefit design,” according to Principal Research Analyst Jeff Cribs.
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