Binary Fountain, a provider of patient feedback management solutions is teaming up with Kyruus, a provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems to increase online patient acquisition and improve patient experience. As part of the partnership, Kyruus wil integrate its Kyruus’ ProviderMatch for Consumers, a web-based provider search and scheduling solution health systems embed in their websites with Binary Star Ratings, a healthcare transparency solution.
The integration will also be available to health systems leveraging the ProviderMatch APIs to power their online search experiences. The integration answers health systems’ needs for enhancing provider directory pages – helping patients select the right providers through advanced search, online ratings and reviews, and appointment scheduling.
With healthcare consumerism on the rise, health systems and healthcare providers are recognizing the need to proactively manage their online reputation to acquire and engage new and existing patients. Using a health system’s existing CG-CAHPS or HCAHPS patient experience surveys, Binary Star Ratings converts the patient responses into online ratings and reviews that are published on provider directory pages. The partnership provides a turnkey solution with Binary Fountain directly feeding verified reviews and star ratings onto the provider profiles within ProviderMatch. The high volume of online reviews helps boost provider profiles in search engine results.
Through its multi-channel platform for access centers, consumers, and referral networks, Kyruus helps health systems optimize patient access across multiple points of entry. Its consumer-facing solution enables health systems to display comprehensive provider profiles and offer robust provider search capabilities on their websites to attract consumers and convert demand. Through the digital integration between Kyruus and Binary Fountain, health systems can offer consumers an even richer, more informative online experience.
“Healthcare consumers are increasingly searching for providers online and seeking the digital experiences they’ve become accustomed to in other industries,” said Julie Yoo, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Kyruus. “Our partnership with Binary Fountain enables health systems to implement transparency programs and enhance their provider profiles with patient ratings and reviews, so that consumers can make more informed healthcare decisions.”
Both Kyruus and Binary Fountain are venture backed by Providence Ventures—the venture capital arm of Providence St. Joseph Health, one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the United States. Providence is also a mutual customer of the two companies.
Alongside Providence, the University of Miami Health System (UHealth) will be among the first adopters of the integrated solution. “As we innovate and enhance patient access online, it’s important for us to be able to meet consumer demand for reviews from fellow patients,” said Roymi Membiela, Chief Experience Officer and Associate VP of Marketing & Communications at UHealth. “We’re excited that this integration will give us an automated way to showcase these reviews in our online provider profiles.”