SOURCE: Phytel



August 29, 2013 08:11 ET

Blessing Physician Services Drives Patient Engagement and Population Health With Phytel

Provider Group Prepares for the Future of Value-Based Care

DALLAS, TX and QUINCY, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 29, 2013) - Blessing Physician Services, part of the Blessing Health System, will deploy a comprehensive, Web-based population health management suite from Phytel, the leader in automated provider-led population health improvement, to increase efficiency, strengthen patients' relationships with their providers, and drive better clinical outcomes.

By using Phytel, Blessing Physician Services will be able to aggregate and analyze their population to identify risk factors and patients with care gaps, and then launch automated campaigns to engage patients in their own care. Drawing on electronic health record (EHR) and practice management data, Phytel manages select targeted populations, improving health outcomes and patient satisfaction at the same time.

"Phytel will help improve the health of our patients, whether as part of a wellness program or as part of their treatment plan, by encouraging them to engage fully in their own care," said Gina Genenbacher, Administrative Director of Blessing Physician Services, whose over 50 providers serve medical offices in Quincy as well as rural clinics in Warsaw, IL and Palmyra, MO; and specialty clinics in Carthage, Pittsfield and Warsaw, IL and Memphis, MO. "By empowering our patients to become full partners with our providers in improving their health, we are preparing for the future of healthcare."

Blessing Physician Services selected Phytel after determining that no other solution on the market offers its rich blend of scalable, easy-to-use population health management and care management tools, said Genenbacher. "For me there wasn't anybody else, there was only Phytel," she said.

"Nothing drives better clinical outcomes like a closer relationship between patients and their providers, and that's what Phytel helps us achieve," said David Lockhart, MD, Medical Director of Blessing Physician Services. "Consistent and personal communication between patients and their providers achieves an increase in quality and a better patient experience. This is the future of medicine."

Phytel CEO Steve Schelhammer commented, "We are pleased that Blessing Physician Services has selected Phytel as a partner in its quality improvement initiatives. Increasing patient engagement is foundational to better care delivery, and leveraging our scalable platform can help Blessing improve health outcomes of patients within their community."

About Phytel
The premier company empowering physician-led population health improvement, Phytel provides physicians with proven technology to deliver timely, coordinated care to their patients. Phytel's state-of-the-art registry, which now encompasses more than 30 million patients nationwide, uses evidence-based chronic and preventive care protocols to identify and notify patients due for service, while tracking compliance and measuring quality and financial results. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

About Blessing Physician Services
Blessing Physician Services, established in 2005 as part of the Blessing Health System, is a multi-specialty practice group consisting of over 50 providers who serve residents of western Illinois, northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa. Blessing Physician Services operates medical offices in Quincy as well as rural clinics in Warsaw, IL and Palmyra, MO; and specialty clinics in Carthage, Pittsfield and Warsaw, IL and Memphis and Louisiana, MO.

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