Integration of HealthPost Online Scheduling on Vitals expands HealthPost distribution network while offering Vitals Patient Link to Hospitals
HOUSTON and NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2013 – HealthPost Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-grade provider search and booking solutions that enable growth and care coordination opportunities for hospital systems and health plans, and Vitals, the company that helps consumers find top doctors and understand their care options and cost before an appointment, announced today that Vitals is offering online scheduling on all profiles for physicians utilizing HealthPost’s scheduling solutions.
Under the agreement, Vitals will integrate HealthPost’s real-time booking software into its online physician directory and ratings applications. HealthPost’s growth and care coordination platform enables provider organizations to aggregate scheduling inventory across the outpatient delivery network and allows patients and referring providers to easily schedule into this network through multiple access points – including websites such as Vitals, which attracts over 13 million visits per month.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with HealthPost,” said Jeff Cutler, Executive Vice President, Vitals. “When seeking appointments with health care providers, consumers can get faster, more efficient access to care with online scheduling. Vitals has been focused on improving our user experience for patients and expanding our relationships with hospital systems. We’re pleased to integrate HealthPost’s solutions that enable providers to more effectively attract new, high-value patients while offering consumers greater value and an additional way to search for doctors.”
As part of the agreement, HealthPost will offer Vitals’ Patient Link to its enterprise clients. Patient Link helps hospitals, health systems and practices connect with consumers, build brand loyalty and awareness, and gain new patients over the Internet.
“We are pleased to strengthen our alliance with Vitals,” said Omar Alvi, HealthPost CEO. “The relationship broadens our distribution and will expand our audience reach to a level beyond other physician scheduling web sites. This will deliver additional growth to our provider network while creating an easier path to adopt the Vitals Patient Link program which has been proven to deliver additional volume growth and improve brand preference. We’re excited about expanding this partnership to jointly deliver more value to hospital systems and health plans.”
Vitals aims to make better health possible. We build tools that enable people to make informed decisions about both the quality and cost of their medical care. Through health plans, hospitals, and our leading consumer websites, Vitals helps more than 150 million people each year access information for better, more affordable care.
HealthPost is a leading provider of cloud-based health care search and booking solutions for health care systems, hospitals, payors, emergency rooms, medical practices and other outpatient services. The company’s solutions have been successfully deployed at some of the largest health care delivery systems in the country based on a proven track record of delivering revenue growth, patient satisfaction improvement and care coordination benefits through a single integrated solution that spans the entire outpatient delivery network. For more information, please visit healthpost.com.