Underscoring its support for America’s independent doctors, Updox, a national health-care coordination and connectivity service based in Ohio, has become AID’s newest corporate sponsor.
Named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for three consecutive years, Updox is integrated with more than 80 electronic health record systems (EHR) and serves over 300,000 users and 72 million patients.
“We are always looking for partnerships that add value to our doctor members,” said Marni Jameson Carey, AID’s executive director. “This was a perfect fit, as both of our organizations are committed to helping independent doctors stay that way.”
“Industry experts say independent practices are headed toward extinction, but not so fast,” said Updox CEO Michael Morgan. “Independent providers are the backbone of our health-care system; helping them not only survive but also thrive has been our mission from day one.”
Through an extensive direct messaging network and platform of apps, Updox connects various healthcare providers, including physicians, patients, payers, pharmacies, labs and healthcare partners. Once part of the Updox network, users can access a full suite of applications including secure messaging, patient portal, appointment scheduling and reminders, credit card payments, and health alerts, all with the goal of driving improved outcomes through more efficient communications and better care coordination.
The service further simplifies practice management by funneling all messages to a universal inbox where appointment cancellations, patient questions, refill requests, referrals, lab results, faxes and more, arrive and can be easily responded to by the physician or office staff, whether in the office or away. This eliminates the need to jump between multiple programs from different vendors.
“Independent practices may not have the same budget as health systems but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have access to the same technology,” said Morgan.
In joining AID, Updox joins the AID’s other corporate sponsors, which include Coverys, a leading medical professional liability insurance company; The Gail Bowden Team of Michael Saunders, a commercial real estate group specializing in medical offices; Allyne Health, a provider of custom financial solutions for medical practices; and McKesson, the world’s largest provider of medical supplies.
For more information, visit www.updox.com/aid