CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Location marketing technology leader SIM Partners today announced that its Velocity Health solution has won a 2016 Street Fight Local Visionary Award in the category of "Best Solution for a Specific SMB Vertical."
The Street Fight Local Visionary Awards recognize people and companies that apply innovation and creativity to improve location marketing. The Best Solution for a Specific SMB Vertical category recognizes companies that "have developed excellent, effective products" tailored to vertical markets.
SIM Partners' Velocity Health has helped the healthcare industry embrace the needs of on-demand consumers by connecting patients with physicians and facilities in moments when and where patients are looking for care. The Visionary Award is the latest in a number of accolades Velocity Health has earned for its innovative approach and proven results. This week, the Healthcare Internet Hall of Fame also announced that Velocity Health has been selected as an inductee into the organization's Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
"Velocity Health is innovating the patient experience in an on-demand world by accelerating the process of searching for care and booking appointments, regardless of the device or channel a patient uses," said Jon Schepke, CEO, SIM Partners. "We are honored to be recognized as a Street Fight Local Visionary Award winner and look forward to continuing to transform the patient experience with our clients, one moment at a time."
Healthcare systems such as Advocate Health Care, Duke Health and Cottage Health rely on Velocity Health to improve the patient experience from awareness and consideration through acquisition and retention. Velocity Health activates one source of truth for physician and facility location data to drive search visibility and patient acquisition through physician directories and profiles. An open architecture enables transactions on physician profiles – including scheduling, transparency, ride sharing and more – that engage and retain patients while maximizing existing technology investments.
Velocity Health has added a number of innovations that accelerate the patient journey. For example, Velocity Health offers a "Ride There with Uber" button that healthcare systems can publish on their physician pages, which helps patients take the next step in getting to the care they need after booking an appointment.
As a result of using Velocity Health, a top regional healthcare system was able to transform the patient experience and drive acquisition at scale, surpassing its year-over-year appointment growth goal. The program achieved a 33:1 return on investment and saw substantial results, including a 175 percent increase in appointment submissions.
The Street Fight Local Visionary Award is now in its second year. In 2015, SIM Partners won two such awards, including Best Lead-Gen Campaign for Advocate Health Care.
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About SIM Partners' Velocity Health
SIM Partners' Velocity Health empowers healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience from awareness and consideration through acquisition and retention. A comprehensive location marketing solution, and Healthcare Internet Hall of Fame "Innovative Product" honoree, Velocity Health activates one source of truth for physician and facility location data to drive search visibility and patient acquisition through physician directories and profiles. An open architecture enables transactions on physician profiles – including scheduling, transparency, mobile wallet offers, ride-sharing and more – that engage and retain patients while maximizing existing technology investments. SIM Partners has offices in Chicago and San Francisco. To learn more, or to request a demo, visit www.simpartners.com/velocityhealth or follow @Velocity_Health.
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