Holon Solutions and ReferralPoint
Holon Solutions is a healthcare information technology company that mainly focuses on creating better patient outcomes and stronger financial performances of healthcare providers through the use of relevant, patient-specific information at the proper times.
ReferralPoint, on the other hand, is a healthcare referral management company that works specifically to increase revenue and lower costs for medical groups and payers. The company achieves this by eliminating leakage in the system and improving patient referrals to specialists through the use of data and a strong scheduling system. The two companies will be embedding their two solutions to the referral systems into one, which in turn should create a better overall experience for all parties involved.
The Collaborative Referral System
Holon Solutions’ work on this collaboration will most heavily focus on utilizing the healthcare provider’s electronic health records. Through the use of this system, a provider can then select the best specialist for a patient and refer him or her based on a number of factors, including health plan affiliations, provider outcomes data, distance from the patient’s place of living or work, and cost, among other things. Following this process, automatic messaging gets initiated, quickly moving forward from one patient referral to the next.
ReferralPoint’s solution essentially helps to better recognize gaps in patients’ care, which may need a referral by using technology from Holon Solutions in conjunction with the company’s own data and management.
When speaking on this newly announced collaboration between the two companies, CEO of Holon Solutions Jon Zimmerman said, “Enhancing Holon's Referrals capabilities with IdealMATCH means our clients have more tools for advancing their referral processes for greater business success, especially when it comes to increasing patient satisfaction while controlling network leakage and costs. Likewise, providing ReferralPoint with our Insights capabilities makes it much easier for users of ReferralPoint to identify when a referral is needed, qualify it, and complete the process through a streamlined workflow.”
By taking the most relevant technology from both ReferralPoint and Holon Solutions, the new collaborative effort will be able to better identify when a patient may need a referral to a specialist and provide that patient with the best possible referral for all parties involved. The partnership between the two companies should reduce costs for providers and patients, stronger revenue, and a more efficient overall system.
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