Kyruus, a leader in providing search and scheduling solutions for health systems, announced that OHSU in Portland, Oregon, a nationally distinguished research organization, will use the Kyruus ProviderMatch® platform to enhance patient access to providers and services across the OHSU health system.
OHSU is building a comprehensive provider directory with KyruusOne®, Kyruus’s provider data management platform. This will enable the health system to unify its many disparate data sources and build detailed profiles with direct engagement from providers on their clinical areas of focus. A key component of this system is that it empowers health systems with a proprietary, physician-curated clinical taxonomy containing more than 20,000 terms. In addition to specialties, procedures, and conditions, the library includes lay synonyms to enable patient-provider matching based on consumer-friendly search terms.
“OHSU has shown a long-standing commitment to delivering top-notch care to patients across Oregon, including some of the most vulnerable patient populations,” said Kyruus CEO Graham Gardner. “We’re honored to serve as a partner to the OHSU team as they build on this commitment with a new online experience to help expand and improve patient access to their providers and care sites.”
ProviderMatch APIs will power the consumer search and scheduling experience on OHSU’s website. Data from KyruusOne will be harnessed to allow patients to search for providers using the Kyruus keyword-based search functionality, then navigate to the best matches for their needs using dynamic filters.
Because Kyruus is a member of the Epic App Orchard, OHSU’s system can display real-time appointment availability and give consumers the ability to book directly online—key factors in consumer decisions about where, when, and from whom to obtain care.
“Our patient access initiative is focused on offering patients an integrated digital experience that begins when they first research health care options and extends beyond when they receive care,” said OHSU Vice President of Ambulatory Care Kevin O’Boyle. “We recognize that having robust information about our providers is core to this effort.”
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