Physicians Practice Hospital Partner Wins Aster Award

Providence Health & Services recognized for physician referral publication

Jul 22, 2013, 11:19 ET from UBM Medica US

NORWALK, Conn., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US today announced that its hospital partner Providence Health & Services has been recognized by the Aster Awards with a gold award for their 2012 physician referral publication, Providence InScope. The publication appears as a supplement in Physicians Practice, an award-winning practice management journal published by UBM Medica US.

The Aster Awards Program is an elite competition recognizing excellence in medical marketing. The awards program allows healthcare organizations and advertising agencies to be judged alongside similarly-sized competitors for work designed, printed and/or distributed in the previous year. Providence Health & Services competed in the Healthcare System Group for its Gold Award in the Physician Referral – Single Category.

Providence Health & Services has partnered with UBM Medica US since 2010 to deliver Physicians Practice's practice management resources to more than 12,500 physicians in the state of Oregon, as well as southern Washington and northern California. Physicians Practice offers practical guidance to physicians and their staff on business concerns such as coding, meaningful use, physician compensation, and staffing. As part of their partnership, Providence sponsors the distribution of Physicians Practice print journal to local health care providers. Providence InScope is published six times each year in the journal, providing updates on the health system's latest clinical offerings in addition to articles of interest to local physicians. Physicians Practice's content is also distributed digitally through practice management e-newsletters, a comprehensive Web site, and a newly released iPad app.

"We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our valued partner, Providence Health & Services," said Eric Temple-Morris, Vice President Client Solutions/Sales at UBM Medica US. "Through its sponsorship of Physicians Practice and publication of InScope, Providence is able to provide physicians in their service area with vital information that will help them with non-clinical issues while improving patient care."

For more than 23 years, UBM Medica has helped hospitals and health systems across the United States foster better communication and relationships with physicians. To learn more about their multi-media solutions for reaching physicians, visit

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About Providence Health & Services
Providence Health & Services in Oregon is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, and affiliated health services. As part of the greater Providence Health & Services, with services in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana and California, we continue a tradition of caring that the Sisters of Providence began more than 150 years ago.

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