- Premise Health today announced a new partnership with Epic to improve patient experience and expand interoperability across the spectrum of care.
The worksite health and patient engagement company intends to implement Epic EHR in all its worksite health centers during a two-year plan.
The initiative, called Emagine, is part of Premise Health’s larger strategy to integrate the necessary technology to optimize interactions between patients and providers.
Through Emagine, the organization intends to improve the quality of health and wellness across its employee populations.
“Premise is improving accessibility to care for employers and their member populations through a number of new strategies,” said Chief Operating Officer at Premise Health Trent Riley in a press release. “These strategies include adding physical and virtual access points that extend the impact of the client-sponsored health center.”
The Epic EHR platform will allow Premise Health to enable an advanced care delivery model capable of leveraging accessible health data into the community.
“Epic was the clear partner as we execute on a number of initiatives: population health, virtual care, community integration, and improving provider and patient experience,” Riley added.
Improved health data access and interoperability will allow for Premise Health to meet regulations and requirements put forth by new value-based payment systems under MACRA.
“The ability to share information and integrate with population health tools will help to drive change in the health and wellbeing of the patients we serve,” said Leader of Growth, Strategy, and Product at Premise Health Jami Doucette. “As the market leader, we are always looking for ways to evolve and improve our business. This evolution represents our continued commitment and investment to connect our world-class client base with best-in-class health care solutions.”
Currently, the project is still in its developmental stages.
In the meantime, officials at Premise Health have stated all existing technology platforms presently supported by the company will continue functioning as normal without interruption.
This newest initiative follows another recent Epic partnership.
Last month, Epic teamed up with the Mayo Clinic to offer patients more than 18,000 pages of educational content on more than 4,000 clinical health topics through the vendor’s patient portal Epic MyChart.
The patient-facing app provides health information in two languages through articles, videos, slideshows, and expert answers.
In addition, Mayo Clinic medical experts consistently review and update the evidence-based information according to any new developments in the field to ensure accuracy and relevance.
Premise Health’s own partnership with Epic will similarly improve patient experience and overall health outcomes through better access to health data and information.