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February 29, 2016 13:00 ET

Announced at HIMSS16: Everseat, Visualize Health Partner to Bridge the Gap Between Analytics and Access for More Effective Population Health Management

Everseat and Visualize Announce a New Partnership During HIMSS16 That Will Bridge the Gap Between Analytics and Care Access to Accelerate Patient Participation and Enhance Care Outcomes for More Effective Population Health Management

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Feb 29, 2016) - In a move designed to accelerate patient participation in and the effectiveness of population health initiatives, Everseat will integrate its web- and mobile-based patient scheduling platform into Visualize Health's vHealth quality and value analytics tracking software. The companies announced the new partnership during HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition, taking place February 29-March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, where Visualize Health is demonstrating its population health analytics software in booth #14097.

Population health plays an integral role in healthcare organizations' strategies to comply with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' decision to tie 30 percent of all Medicare reimbursements to quality and cost performance by the end of 2016 -- rising to 50 percent by the end of 2018. It is a significant incentive for hospitals and health systems to find more effective ways to manage chronic conditions, reduce 30-day hospital readmission rates, and reduce or eliminate risk factors leading to preventable negative outcomes.

"Population health, and the preventive care that is its foundation, is critical to success under today's value-based reimbursement models. But effective population health requires integrating progressive financial and clinical data analytics and reporting with wide-spread patient outreach activities," said Everseat CEO Jeff Peres. "These are the elements this partnership brings to the population health table. Visualize Health analyzes and tracks key quality metrics to identify at-risk patients and care gaps. Armed with this information, Everseat is then able to scan providers' schedules to identify and alert these patients to available appointments. Patients get the care they need and providers are able to demonstrate the compliance and outcomes necessary for appropriate reimbursement under value-based care."

Everseat removes patient non-compliance by making it easy for providers to interact with patients on everything from post-operative office visits, to routine physicals, to disease management reminders. Not only does this result in greater satisfaction among patients, but it also helps ensure they remain compliant with treatment plans. This, in turn, generates greater patient satisfaction and highest appropriate reimbursement levels.

"If providers are to be rewarded or penalized based on activity metrics and the population health data documented in the EHR, then it is imperative that they be provided with the tools they need to manage those metrics. Our partnership with Everseat makes that happen by bridging the gap between the story data tells and the actions it should prompt," said Rob Bramblett, CEO, Visualize Health. "We deliver the robust and thoughtful analytics hospitals need to proactively manage and track performance and outcomes, while Everseat accelerates patient access by creating a direct connection between at-risk patients and the providers responsible for managing their health. Together, we can deliver improved population health outcomes and better reimbursements."

Visualize Health enables clients to proactively manage and track their quality and value-based program activity and documentation related to the metrics against which they are reimbursed. Unlike other data analytics providers, Visualize Health allows access to its data by third parties, which enables its use for broader applications like population health. As a result, it drives higher reimbursements and mitigates the risk of participating in value-based programs.

About Everseat

Everseat is a patient-centered scheduling platform that helps patients get access to appointments they need with their healthcare providers. The Baltimore-based technology company offers a web-and mobile-based platform that enables provider organizations to post open appointments to the platform so that patients can find slots that work for their schedules via the free Everseat mobile and web apps. Appointments are posted and claimed in real-time, significantly increasing efficiency for the providers, and dramatically improving the patient experience. For more information, visit Everseat online at everseat.com or call 888-899-9506.

About Visualize Health

Based in Brentwood, TN, Visualize Health and its vHealth quality and value analytics tracking software provide physicians, hospitals and other provider organizations with robust analysis of financial and clinical data to proactively track and manage performance and quality metrics upon which reimbursements are based. The company takes a consultative approach, creating customized plans that prepares providers for outcomes-based reimbursements, including a variety of methods for change management. For more information, email sales@vhealth.net, visit visualizehealth.co or call 855-508-4325.

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