SOURCE: Phytel


September 10, 2012 08:30 ET

Loyola University Health System Chooses Phytel

Chicago-Area Academic Health System Will Use Phytel to Improve Quality and Prepare for Accountable Care

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) - Phytel, the leader in automated, provider-led population health improvement, announced today that the Loyola University Health System, located in the Chicago area, has selected Phytel to ensure that its patients receive appropriate preventive and chronic care. The Phytel solution will become part of the infrastructure Loyola is building to improve quality and deliver patient-centered, accountable care.

Loyola, which includes one of the nation's premier academic medical centers, is deploying Phytel in its practices and plans to roll out the solution to all 75 of its primary care physicians. Under the agreement, Phytel is populating a patient registry with clinical data related to over 25 different health conditions. Founded on evidence-based clinical protocols for those conditions, the registry generates automated communication to patients in need of preventive or chronic care services. Encouraging patients to seek recommended care will bring many of them in to see their physicians and improve the quality of care they receive.

"We know that some patients aren't necessarily receiving all of the care they should," commented Keith Veselik, MD, medical director for Primary Care, Loyola University Health System. "While we've been leveraging the data within our electronic health record to improve quality, we needed a better way to ensure that patients were engaged and on track with their care plan. We're very excited to expand our quality initiatives, while improving health outcomes."

Steve Schelhammer, CEO of Phytel, said, "Loyola Health System recognizes that Phytel provides population health management tools that can enhance the most advanced EHRs. Our solutions will enable Loyola to continuously and efficiently monitor and care for its entire patient population. As a result, patients will receive better care, and Loyola will be able to re-engage many people with their physicians."

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 25 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 Loyola University Health System
Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, Loyola University Health System is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus, and 28 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The heart of the medical center campus, Loyola University Hospital, is a 569-licensed-bed facility. It houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus in Melrose Park, Ill., includes the 264-bed community hospital, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness and the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Care Center.

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