NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanderbilt Bone and Joint (VBJ), a full service orthopedic clinic that is part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and MyHealthDirect, a leading provider in patient access solutions, announced a new partnership today to provide patients the ability to schedule online with VBJ physicians. Under this new partnership, MyHealthDirect will integrate with VUMC's Epic platform to enable self-scheduling for patients.
The partnership will enable VBJ patients to be guided to the best physician match based on their condition and the physician's availability. Patients will be able to self-schedule online at their convenience 24/7 without having to pick up the phone. Through the My Health At Vanderbilt portal, patients can see real-time appointment availability as well as additional information such as the physician's qualifications, photos and directions to help in the scheduling process.
"Patients are seeking convenience, flexibility and value more than ever when it comes to accessing care," said Tom Cox, CEO of MyHealthDirect. "Vanderbilt University Medical Center is long known for its high quality patient care and recognizes the importance of providing quicker access to care and the freedom for patients to schedule their own appointments. We support their vision and are excited to be partnering with them to make it a reality."
About Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 63,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2016. Vanderbilt's adult and pediatric clinics treated more than 2 million patients during this same period.
MyHealthDirect connects patients with the right provider, at the right time, from anywhere. As the leader in consumer healthcare access, MyHealthDirect makes it easy for everyone to interact with the healthcare system. By providing online scheduling systems, referral management tools, and enterprise analytics, MyHealthDirect improves healthcare access in over 28 states, partnering with the nation's largest health systems, providers and payers. Founded in 2006, MyHealthDirect is (HIPAA) HITRUST certified and is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For more information, visit myhealthdirect.com.
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