NowPow has added its PowRx app to the Epic App Orchard marketplace, allowing providers to e-prescribe Personalized Community Referrals at scale — all within the EHR workflow — helping ensure patients can stay well, meet basic needs, manage with illness and care for others. The announcement marks the second NowPow app to join the App Orchard. The At The Ready app was added in 2018 to enable providers to find resources for patients.
Why Personalization Is Key to Reducing Referral Access Barriers
Personalization is key to reducing referral access barriers and increasing the likelihood of a successful referral. NowPow’s technology is driven by its growing library of over 40 proprietary algorithms that match people with expert-recommended resources for basic needs, wellness, disease self-management and caregiving. NowPow’s referrals are also validated and filtered at the individual service level by location, eligibility requirements, language(s) spoken, age, gender, service restrictions, and other critical access factors.
NowPow’s Personalized Community Referrals
NowPow’s Personalized Community Referrals are highly matched to each individual patient and address a full spectrum of needs, such as lack of exercise, food insecurity, dealing with a new cancer diagnosis, trouble paying bills and loneliness. For people needing more support to connect to resources, referrals from PowRx can also be tracked and coordinated across a community care network or within a large health system. That means providers can readily monitor activity and outcomes at the individual, organization and network level to optimize care.
Secure Bi-Directional Communication
PowRx brings patients into the referral process through text, email, and print communication in their preferred language to enhance care access and experience. NowPow also supports secure bi-directional communication across the community care network to speed the referral process and increase the likelihood of a high-quality outcome.
“NowPow supports population-wide health and cost initiatives, while gathering data to better understand what resources patients need as well as the assets and capacity of communities to meet vital needs,” said Stacy Lindau, MD, MAPP, founder and Chief Innovation Officer, NowPow, and a practicing physician and scientist.