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The Advisory Board Company Names Winner Of Patient Data Software Contest

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advisory Board Company announced that Kinergy Health's MyKinergy cloud-hosted tool has won the Patient Engagement Blue Button Challenge and received the $25,000 grand prize.  The announcement was made at the Health 2.0 Fall Conference on Monday, October 8 in San Francisco. 

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The Advisory Board Company sponsored the Blue Button Challenge to spur innovation in encouraging patients to broadly enroll in and use Blue Button, a Web-based feature through which patients may easily and securely download their health information from doctors, insurers, pharmacies or other health-related service and share it with health care providers, and caregivers. 

"If hospitals and health systems improve their coordination of care with other providers by leveraging Blue Button data, then they may raise care quality and efficiency, lower readmissions, and improve patient engagement in areas such as compliance with prescription regimens," said David Chao, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Crimson at The Advisory Board Company.  "Kinergy Health won our Challenge because it identified a highly effective driver of real-world patient use of personal health records: enabling the physician to convincingly articulate the value of Blue Button data to the patient."

"Kinergy outperformed our other high-quality finalists in its ability to engage patients and the medical staff, resulting in a level of trust that led providers to actively encourage patients to enroll," said Aneesh Chopra, Senior Advisor, Health Care Technology Strategy, The Advisory Board Company. 

"We are thrilled to have won the Challenge, particularly given how important the Blue Button initiative is in empowering patients with information so they can better manage their own care," said Gail Foster Embt, CEO and Founder of Kinergy Health.  "When used with a platform like Kinergy, Blue Button data becomes integrated with other patient information like history, test results, and medication lists, providing a more timely and accurate view of the patient that can be easily and securely shared with all of the patient's providers and caregivers." 

Each of the five finalists was paired with one of The Advisory Board Company's member institutions for a trial of their solution.  Kinergy was paired with Lynchburg Internal Medicine (LIM), a member of the Centra Medical Group. 

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