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CareEvolution Introduces Apple Watch App to Connect Trinity Health Patients and Providers to Each Other

Apple Watch App Expands Ability to Deliver Clinical and Operational Alerts and Track Patient Health

Ann Arbor, Michigan – April 13, 2015

CareEvolution, Inc. announced today the cFHR™ Apple Watch App that connects patients with hospital-based care givers and providers across the care continuum for Trinity Health, a leading national health system with 85 hospitals and 128 continuing care facilities in 21 states.

The new cFHR™ Watch App from CareEvolution is the latest in a series of innovations to help Trinity Health connect with the people they serve, making it quicker and simpler for patients to receive alerts, review new medical information and participate in the management of their health right from their wrist. The app is available to Trinity Health patients who already are using the cFHR™ HealthKit enabled iPhone app that CareEvolution launched in December 2014.

 

"Trinity Health’s strategy is to deliver people-centered care that improves patients’ experiences, improves the health of populations and reduces the total cost of care, and that includes innovations that make it easier to access and use health-related information," said Barbara A. Walters, DO, executive vice president, chief population health officer, Trinity Health. "We look forward to working with CareEvolution to enable more people to connect at their convenience with their care providers."

This initiative builds on an existing effort with Trinity Health to implement CareEvolution’s HIEBus™ health information exchange infrastructure across its enterprise. "We are connecting the existing digital islands of automation to create a comprehensive patient record that integrates data from within the Trinity Health enterprise with data from payers and community-based providers. This strategic data infrastructure today powers our transformational apps across Trinity Health such as care coordination, analytics and clinical surveillance, as well as traditional provider and patient portals," said Vik Kheterpal, MD, a principal at CareEvolution.

The cFHR™ Apple Watch App will be available on the Apple Watch App store beginning April 24. The cFHR™ app for iPhone is available now as a free download from the App Store. 

CareEvolution will be previewing the new application this week at the Interoperability Showcase at the HIMSS 2015 conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Contacts:Renea Quinn, renea.quinn@careevolution.com

About CareEvolution, Inc.

CareEvolution is a leading provider of secure interoperability solutions. HIEBus™, our health information exchange (HIE) technology platform is a robust Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to enable heterogeneous underlying legacy health IT applications to “share” clinical information in a secure, reliable, and incremental manner. Distinct component such as Identity Management, Record Location, Clinical Data Integration, Audit & Log, Data Persistence, Visualization, Terminology, and Data Mining may be adopted piecemeal or as a comprehensive technology platform. Mobile and desktop application for consumer engagement, provider collaboration, research warehouses, analytics and care management are available as modules integrated with HIEBus™. For more information please visit www.careevolution.com

About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 21 states with 85 hospitals, 128 continuing care facilities and home health and hospice programs that provide nearly 2.8 million visits annually. With annual operating revenues of about $13.6 billion and assets of about $19.3 billion, the organization returns almost $900 million to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 89,000 people, including 3,300 employed physicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services–ranked by number of visits–in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinityhealth.org. You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.


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