NEW YORK, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Zocdoc, the leading digital health marketplace used by millions of patients, today announced that its online scheduling platform will connect to Epic via API. This interoperability will create a streamlined experience for the two companies' customers such as Hartford HealthCare, Inova, NYU Langone Medical Center, Yale New Haven Health, and many more.
"This collaboration is a model of digital health openness, showing how complementary services can benefit patients, providers, and the healthcare ecosystem on the whole," said Zocdoc founder and CEO Oliver Kharraz, MD. "We're proud to work with Epic to drive even more value for healthcare organizations and deliver the simple, connected experience patients expect and deserve."
Zocdoc has been credited for their market leadership and forward-thinking approaches that have ushered healthcare into the digital age. Founded in 2007, Zocdoc has gained rapid adoption by building services from the patient's perspective, solving problems that extend beyond the paper gown. In particular, Zocdoc's digital marketplace surfaces underutilized appointment inventory which dramatically improves patients' access to care. In the U.S., the average wait to see a doctor is 18.5 days; the typical Zocdoc appointment takes place in under 24 hours.
"Zocdoc's innovative work has helped to optimize our appointment inventory and enhance our patients' access to care," said Nader Mherabi, senior vice president and vice dean, Chief Information Officer, at NYU Langone Medical Center. "We are excited about their new integration, which will empower a more seamless experience."
Buoyed by this new integration, Zocdoc will continue to accelerate the growth of its enterprise business – partnerships with leading hospitals and health systems – which has doubled in size year over year for the past two years and is accelerating this year. This growth mirrors the industry trend of healthcare consolidation, transforming digital health into an enterprise endeavor and allowing companies like Zocdoc to bring new solutions to patients faster and at scale.
Zocdoc is the tech company at the beginning of a better healthcare experience. Each month, millions of patients use Zocdoc to find in-network neighborhood doctors, instantly book appointments online, see what other real patients have to say, get reminders for upcoming appointments and preventive checkups, fill out their paperwork online, and more. With a mission to give power to the patient, Zocdoc's online marketplace delivers the accessible and simple experience patients expect and deserve. Zocdoc is free for patients and available across the United States via Zocdoc.com or the Zocdoc app for iPhone and Android. Health systems interested in learning more can visit zocdoc.com/healthsystems.
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