DALLAS, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Phytel, the premier company empowering physician-led population health improvement, announced today that it was named the leader in the Population Health Management category by the 2014 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report.
Healthcare organizations seeking to improve patient engagement, disease prevention and chronic disease management are choosing Phytel's population health management and care management platform to support the evolving clinical and financial challenges of value-based care.
The award comes one month after KLAS named Phytel the sole "early leader" in population health management among 29 vendors evaluated for its December 2014 report, Population Health Performance: Emerging Market, Emerging Value. KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors.
"We are honored to be able to continue to work with talented healthcare providers to create the annual Best in KLAS report. Their feedback is beneficial as vendors strive for excellence," said Adam Gale, CEO and president of KLAS Research. "We also look forward to expanding our global research initiative to evaluate additional products/services that impact both provider and vendor success."
Phytel received an overall score of 88.8 in the Best in KLAS Awards to top the Population Health Management category.
"Today's physician practices and health systems need the right tools and services to better manage chronic care and preventive care across large populations, and we are honored to be recognized for our ability to drive that strategic imperative for our clients," said Steve Schelhammer, CEO of Phytel. "We are focused on continuing our leadership in population health management with innovative tools that will make our clients' jobs easier and more effective."
New Book Tells the Population Health Story
Phytel recently published "Provider-Led Population Health Management," the first book to explain how providers can lead population health management (PHM) initiatives using automation to optimize care teams. The book provides a critical roadmap to achieving success in value-based arrangements such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs).
"Provider-Led Population Health Management," by Richard Hodach, M.D., M.P.H, Ph.D., is available on Amazon.com as well as at www.providerledpopulationhealth.com.
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.
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 SaaS-based registry 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. Phytel is the only company to combine care management automation with an advanced patient engagement engine. Phytel is also ISO 9001:2008 certified, confirming adherence to ISO's internationally recognized Total Quality Management (TQM) standards. For more information, please visit www.phytel.com. Follow us on Twitter (@Phytel) and find us on Facebook.
Amendola Communications for Phytel