SOURCE: Healthwise, Incorporated

Healthwise, Incorporated

March 10, 2016 13:05 ET

UPDATE - Healthwise Extends Capabilities of Salesforce Health Cloud With Integrated Patient Education and Tools to Amplify the Impact of Every Patient Touchpoint

Healthwise Participates as Salesforce Health Cloud Launch Partner, Empowering Healthcare Organizations to Build Stronger Patient Relationships and Inspire People to Succeed in Their Health

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - March 10, 2016) - HIMSS16 -- Healthwise announced today it is extending the capabilities of Salesforce Health Cloud with powerful actions care teams can use to motivate patients in self-care, treatment decisions and healthy behavior change. Health Cloud is generally available for purchase today, giving healthcare providers new ways to make smarter care decisions, engage with patients across their caregiver networks, and manage patient data. Healthwise joins Salesforce as a Health Cloud launch partner at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS16) Conference in Las Vegas.

The addition of Healthwise to the Salesforce Health Cloud embeds award-winning, evidence-based health education and resources directly into the care planning process for care coordinators and patients. With the content integrated directly into their workflows, care coordinators can easily access and deliver tailored information to patients, engaging people in their care. People access information sent to them through the secure Salesforce app, connecting them to their care teams anytime, anywhere. Patient engagement data is combined with intuitive Salesforce analytics and dashboards to give organizations actionable insights into patient activity and level of engagement so care coordinators can customize and guide care plans based on a person's unique needs.

"For over 40 years our mission has been to help people make better health decisions, and this exciting partnership with Salesforce gives many more people access to the information and technology needed to make shared, informed decisions with their care team," said Healthwise President and COO Jim Giuffré. "With this integration, we are giving the care team the power to deliver tailored, meaningful experiences that support the whole person, inspiring people to succeed in their health."

"We live in the age of the customer, and patients now expect personalized and engaging experiences with their healthcare providers," said Joshua Newman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, GM, Salesforce Healthcare and Life Sciences. "Health Cloud is all about building stronger patient relationships, and Healthwise is a valuable part of our journey towards creating a modern healthcare platform for patients, doctors, and everyone else involved in care."

Healthwise will join Salesforce on a panel titled "The Next Generation of Patient Engagement" for a discussion on the connected patient experience. The panel will take place in the Clyde Ballroom at the SLS Las Vegas Hotel on Wednesday, March 2, at 12 p.m.

About Salesforce Health Cloud
Salesforce Health Cloud is a cloud-based patient relationship management solution that enables providers to gain a complete view of the patient with integrated data from electronic medical records (EMRs), wearables and more; make smarter care decisions; engage with patients across their caregiver networks; and safely and securely manage patient data.

About Healthwise
Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. In 2014, Healthwise merged with the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation to further advance the mission. People have turned to Healthwise information more than 1.5 billion times to learn how to do more for themselves, ask for the care they need, and say "no" to the care they don't need. Healthwise partners with hospitals, electronic medical record (EMR) providers, health plans, care management companies, and health websites to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the people they serve. www.healthwise.org. 1.800.706.9646.

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