Xerox (NYSE:XRX) will help doctors improve patient engagement and delivery of care, following a $28 million contract with PatientPoint. Xerox will work with hospitals and physician practices to introduce PatientPoint’s digital check-in and population health management software. The technology, part of PatientPoint’s patient-physician engagement suite of offerings, collects information from multiple sources into a single view to help doctors identify and address gaps in a patient’s care in and out of the exam room. When patients visit their doctor, they check in via tablets, answering a series of questions about their medical condition and history. The patient-reported data is combined with information from other sources, including the practice’s electronic health record system, to give doctors a summary view of care gaps -- such as a patient skipping mammograms for three years. This eases physicians’ ability to close the gap by offering to schedule an appointment for the procedure. PatientPoint’s system helps physicians continue engagement by enabling patients to opt for mobile and online communication related to their care. “As the leader in patient engagement, we’ve seen a strong demand for our mobile-enabled technology solutions,” said Tom McGuinness, chief executive officer of PatientPoint. “We are thrilled to partner with Xerox, a clear leader in IT implementation services. Together we will be able to extend our leadership in creating meaningful value for providers and the healthcare system as a whole.” In addition to integrating PatientPoint’s technology into existing systems in healthcare provider facilities, Xerox will train and support clinical staff in use of the software to help shorten the learning curve and ensure proficiency. PatientPoint’s work with Xerox will enable it to maintain focus on putting data in the hands of both healthcare industry players and patients for better health outcomes, said Charles Fred, group president of healthcare provider solutions at Xerox. “We have 40 years of experience helping healthcare providers and IT vendors with the implementation, adoption and operation of information systems, simplifying the way technology and data are used to provide care,” Fred said. “Our services give PatientPoint the freedom it needs to focus on its core business.” Xerox supports more than 1,700 hospitals and provides business process outsourcing services to a range of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, government, technology, communications, banking and financial services, travel, retail and education.
About XeroxSince the invention of Xerography more than 75 years ago, the people of Xerox (NYSE: XRX) have helped businesses simplify the way work gets done. Today, we are the global leader in business process and document management, helping organizations of any size be more efficient so they can focus on their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., more than 140,000 Xerox employees serve clients in 160 countries, providing business services, printing equipment and software for commercial and government organizations. Learn more at www.xerox.com. About PatientPoint® PatientPoint is the leader and innovator of patient and physician engagement solutions at the point of care. PatientPoint award-winning patient education programs and care coordination platform drive meaningful outcomes for patients, healthcare providers and program sponsors. The PatientPoint Care Coordination Platform is the first mobile-enabled care coordination and patient engagement platform to be pre-validated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for 2011 patient-centered medical home (PCMH) criteria. PatientPoint serves more than 61,000 physicians across all programs and more than 750 hospitals throughout the U.S., and impacts over 456 million patient and caregiver exposures annually. Learn more at www.patientpoint.com. Note: To receive RSS news feeds, visit http://news.xerox.com/rss. For open commentary, industry perspectives and views visit http://www.linkedin.com/company/xerox, http://twitter.com/xeroxcorp, http://simplifywork.blogs.xerox.com, http://www.facebook.com/XeroxCorp or http://www.youtube.com/XeroxCorp. Xerox ®, Xerox and Design ® are trademarks of Xerox in the United States and/or other countries.