Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Keona Health Second Place Winner of Allscripts Open App Challenge

Online Health Advice is winner for healthcare app that best supports clinical, financial, or performance improvement results.

Chapel Hill, 8/26/2013 – Keona Health is one of the Second winners of the Allscripts Open App Challenge recently announced at the 2013 Allscripts Client Experience (ACE) in Chicago.

In Phase 1 of the Challenge, more than 98 developers answered the call to “Start a Revolution” by creating innovative apps that integrate directly with Allscripts Open Electronic Health Records (EHR) software. Thirty-two moved on to Phase 2 of the Challenge, where participants were expected to complete their integration and install it at a client site to demonstrate the most positive outcomes. Challenge judges selected Keona Health for the app Online Health Advice, which makes it easy for patients to get advice from their physicians online.

“Doctors using Allscripts face the same challenges every physician faces today,” said Oakkar Oakkar, CEO of Keona Health, “to deliver better care to more patients with less. We bring automation to one of the most painful areas of healthcare: remote patient communication. Online Health Advice reduces costs, improves patient satisfaction, and can boost revenue. For Allscripts Open App Challenge, we were fortunate to fit today’s trends in value-based care as we help practices improve patient engagement and direct patients to the right care. We’re honored to receive this award as a partner to one of the largest innovators in healthcare.”

“Our Open App Challenge award recipients, and all of the participants, are well on the way to improving healthcare,” said Stanley Crane, Chief Innovation Officer of Allscripts. “By combining Allscripts open architecture with their innovative problem-solving ideas, these participants are making Open a reality.”

Judges for Phase 2 included:

  • Dr. Mark Blatt, worldwide medical director, Intel
  • Dr. Lennox Hoyte, MSEECS, chief medical information officer, University of South Florida Physicians Group
  • Timathie Leslie, vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Bill Spooner, chief information officer, Sharp HealthCare
  • Dr. Jeffrey L. Sunshine, vice president and chief medical information officer, University Hospitals

Online Health Advice is now available on the Allscripts Application Store, which connects clients quickly with approved third-party applications that may help them increase productivity, deliver higher-quality, more personalized care, integrate devices and much more. Visit the Allscripts Application Store today http://store.allscripts.com.

About Keona Health

Started as a research project with the National Institutes of Health and the University of North Carolina, Keona Health helps healthcare professionals communicate with their patients. We are dedicated to give patients access anytime and anywhere with the trust and convenience they deserve, making care more personal, accurate, and easy. For more information, see http://www.keonahealth.com and Twitter.

About Allscripts Developer Program (ADP)

The Allscripts Developer Program enables outside developers to build innovations and integrate devices for Allscripts Clients that are compatible with Allscripts Electronic Health Records. All applications are available for clients to initiate a purchase on the Allscripts Application Store http://www.store.allscripts.com. Companies interested in applying for the ADP can start the application process here.

About Allscripts

 (NASDAQ: MDRX) delivers the insights that healthcare providers require to generate world-class outcomes. The company’s Electronic Health Record, practice management and other clinical, revenue cycle, connectivity and information solutions create a Connected Community of Health™ for physicians, hospitals and post-acute organizations.  To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.



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