MeU CARE www.meucare.com the leading mobile communications platform for family caregivers and healthcare providers, received the High Tech Innovation Award for Best Digital Communications Company of 2017. MeU CARE was singled out for the platform’s breakthrough ability to enable caregivers, family members, patients and healthcare providers to HIPAA securely communicate using videos, photos, voice, text, documents, and surveys. Caregivers save time letting family members, hospitals and doctors know how a loved one is doing. Healthcare companies are better able to manage patients to improve their health and reduce costs of care. Now anyone, anywhere on the continuum of care can securely save time, reduce stress and help people be healthy.
Kendall Lockhart, the former Disney new media executive who founded MeU CARE, said “We are so honored to be chosen out of more than 100 companies for this award. Orange County is truly ground zero for breakthrough technology, and we are thrilled to be part of this community trying to help the world be a better place.”
MeU CARE is the leading HIPAA secure multidirectional communication platform for healthcare. Our global mission is communication that helps keep people healthy. MeU enables breakthrough interactive communication using videos, photos, voice, text, music, documents, surveys. Caregivers, families, patients, and providers can all communicate in order to keep people healthy and reduce costs of care. The platform is free to consumers and is also in use by major healthcare companies including hospitals, health plans and provider groups. MeU CARE is available via the web, iOS and Android. www.meucare.com
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Trusted patient and physician engagement leader PatientPoint® and leading mobile patient activation and care management communication solution MeU Care are partnering to release PatientPoint Connect. The point-of-care mobile engagement and communications platform slated to launch this spring will allow health systems, hospitals and providers to deliver HIPAA-compliant multimedia messaging and award-winning education to patients and caregivers, extending quality care beyond office or hospital walls.
MeU Care is a mobile and web communication solution for patient activation and care management that allows for secure, multidirectional communications among providers, patients and caregivers. The goal of MeU Care is to activate behaviors that will keep people healthy and reduce costs of care. The solution is free to consumers and is also in use by leading healthcare companies including hospitals, health plans and provider groups.
PatientPoint Connect—powered by MeU Care—will serve as a central hub for providers to facilitate and monitor interactive communication, deliver relevant education and important facility/practice information and conduct e-visits. Free and premium versions of the platform will be available to healthcare providers.
"At its core, PatientPoint Connect will offer providers a powerful tool for ongoing, meaningful engagement with patients and caregivers between visits—often when they need it most,” said PatientPoint Chief Provider Officer and President, Hospital, Chris Martini. “By extending the notion of ‘point of care’ beyond the brick-and-mortar office, this platform will help providers improve therapy adherence and reduce readmissions, ultimately increasing quality scores and quality-based reimbursement.”
MeU Care case studies underscore how mobile engagement can drive positive outcomes for healthcare providers. For example, first-time appointment rates among newly diagnosed diabetes patients increased dramatically from 19 to 62 percent after patients received personalized video messages from their provider on the MeU Care app.
“We know that using multidirectional multimedia to explain and communicate about a condition extends care and boosts efficiencies, particularly in our smartphone-centric culture,” said MeU Care Founder Kendall Lockhart. “We’re excited to incorporate trusted PatientPoint education and enhance our functionality to reach patients and caregivers with prescribed content during and between their hospital and physician office visits to encourage better outcomes.”
PatientPoint Connect is part of a broader product roadmap powered by the PatientPoint mission to make every doctor-patient engagement better.
PatientPoint powers more effective patient-physician engagements across all points of care. With 30 years of unrivaled experience and continual, meaningful innovation, we are trusted consultants to healthcare providers and sponsoring brands. Using superior analytics and insights, we craft customized programs that make every doctor-patient engagement better. From primary care to complex specialties, from practices to hospitals, PatientPoint provides a cohesive communication platform that enriches the entire care experience and delivers proven results. Learn more at patientpoint.com
MeU Care is the leading HIPAA secure multidirectional communication solution for patient activation and care management. Our global mission is useful communication that helps keep people healthy. MeU enables breakthrough interactive communication using videos, photos, voice, text, music, documents, and surveys. Caregivers, families, patients, and providers can all communicate in order to keep people healthy and reduce costs of care. The platform is free to consumers and is also in use by major healthcare companies including hospitals, health plans and provider groups. MeU Care is available via the web, iOS and Android. Learn more at meucare.com.
Andrea Slesinski, Media Relations Manager, Andrea.Slesinski@patientpoint.com , Office: (513) 972-6147, Mobile: (513) 313-7722
PatientPoint, a patient and physician engagement business, and MeU Care, which provides communication solutions, have partnered to release a mobile engagement platform that seeks to reach consumers beyond the four walls of the hospital.
Called PatientPoint Connect, it allows patients, providers and caregivers to interact.
In a phone interview, MeU Care founder Kendall Lockhart stressed that the tool facilitates two-way communication. Instead of only enabling information to go from the physician to the patient, PatientPoint Connect lets stakeholders talk to each other.
“When you look at the real world, we know that it’s not just a doctor communicating with a patient,” he said. “There are other folks involved in that situation. Equally important is that there’s a family caregiver. That’s the concept of PatientPoint Connect: what an actual healthcare family situation looks like.”
In addition to being multidirectional, the platform gives providers the opportunity to send patients educational information and conduct e-visits with patients.
Chris Martini, PatientPoint’s chief provider officer and president, noted that PatientPoint Connect, which is powered by MeU Care, is HIPAA compliant as well.
He added that by this spring, the platform will be fully integrated within PatientPoint and its other solutions.
Though PatientPoint focuses on physician-patient engagement, Martini said it wanted to expand its footprint.
“We at PatientPoint saw the need to extend the visit with the physician,” he said. “They need to get to the patient on a more consistent basis beyond just the visit.”
That’s what led it to join forces with MeU Care, a California-based company that enables patients, families and providers to liaise using photos, text, videos and voice.
“The smart approach is to partner,” Lockhart said. “We started looking last year to who was already committed to patient care. PatientPoint stood out from an ethics point of view.”
Last summer, Cincinnati-based PatientPoint raised $140 million as part of an effort to support strategic acquisitions. Searchlight Capital Partners and Silver Point Capital led the round.
For additional information, please contact Kristen Chun, Kristen@meucare.com