Partnership Kicks Off With Rides to Health Care Appointments at Beraja Medical Institute (BMI) in South Florida
Miami, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/06/2017 -- RELATIENT, Uber, Ibeza and Beraja Medical Institute (BMI) Miami-based healthcare organization announced today new technical integrations aimed at increasing access to healthcare by overcoming the barrier that annually prevents approximately 3.6 million Americans from receiving health care which is the lack of transportation.
Through this partnership, Beraja Medical Institute (BMI) will launch the Ride to Health with the Uber app fully integrated into text and email messages to patients delivered by RELATIENT. Such messages include appointment reminders; follow up care coordination, patient balance information and preventative care prompts – such as reminding a patient to take his medicines before the surgery.
Plus, in Ride to Health, while riding to their appointment in an Uber, patients will receive a message to check in Beraja Medical Institute (BMI), so that all necessary paperwork is complete when they arrive. And they will receive a link to a patient satisfaction survey to complete on their ride home.
In honor of the integration, RELATIENT, Uber, Ibeza, and Beraja Medical Institute will offer a "Ride To Health," which will start on Thursday February 9, 2017. Sam Johnson, RELATIENT CEO, Santiago Rivera MD, Ibeza & BMI CEO and Kevin Montgomery, RELATIENT CIO and many others leaders in healthcare technology will be leading the "Go Live" event at BMI this week. "Patients who miss medical appointments or have to reschedule at the last minute frequently cite transportation as a factor."
BMI & Ibeza's CEO, Santiago Rivera, noted that the integration with RELATIENT, and Uber could significantly decrease the high cost of missed appointments, as well as removing the negative impact that a missed appointment has on an individual's health outcomes."Missed appointments lead to risks that could be averted. According to the National Commission on Prevention Priorities, 100,000 people die each year because of lack of access to preventative care services, like screenings for hypertension, cholesterol and certain cancers. There's no doubt that solving the transportation problem will save lives. It will also mean more financially sound health organizations. For example, it's not unusual for a doctor to average four missed appointments per day, about $150,000 in lost revenue per doctor every year. For large medical practices, this quickly adds up to millions of dollars."
Based in Nashville, Tennessee – an axis of healthcare innovation – RELATIENT offers the only complete, app free and login free patient relationship and engagement communication platform. The company integrates text messaging, email, and automated voice to ensure reliable, coordinated communication with patients. Its cloud-based platform works with virtually any electronic health record system in use today.
Uber's mission is to make transportation as reliable as running water—everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Six years and over a billion trips later, we've started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.
Ibeza is a cloud-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions helping providers and more than healthcare organizations manage clinical challenges such as the shift to fee-for-value and meaningful use. Our (EHR) solutions simplify decision-making, streamline clinical operations and ensure compliance with the healthcare industry standards and best practices; ultimately saving time and effort to maximize value and returns.
Based in Miami, Florida - Beraja Medical Institute (BMI) is the leader and innovator in healthcare solutions and services for Ophthalmology and Plastic Surgery across the nation. The Company provides unparalleled access to the most comprehensive network of quality healthcare professionals through its innovative management service organization strategies. With insights and expertise, Beraja Medical Institute helps physicians optimize their quality to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency, and improve patient outcomes. BMI mission is to resolve the health needs of our patients through a specialized and accessible network, with high standards of service, adequate infrastructure, technology and human talent. Our vision to be the best private health organization in South Florida and the benchmark regarding quality, service standards and best practices. Clients include physician practice groups and many other healthcare settings.
For more information about Beraja Medical Institute, visit http://www.beraja.com.
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