INTEGRIS to Present at HIMSS 2017 on Engaging Patients, Promoting Virtual Clinics

Oklahoma-based not-for-profit health system INTEGRIS will present at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2017, a conference on healthcare and IT, on how it has leveraged virtual care to boost patient engagement in both rural and urban areas, and, in doing so, exceeded its business goals.

Dr. Pam Forducey, INTEGRIS’ System Director of eHealth, will discuss how the organization’s partnership with virtual care provider Carena worked to provide added patient engagement through an online virtual clinic.

“INTEGRIS Virtual Visit enabled our organization to offer high-quality innovative care at an affordable price to all Oklahomans beginning in February 2015 in partnership with Carena,” Forducey said, adding that she was pleased by the public’s adoption of those virtual visit capabilities.

Forducey will provide insights into how other organizations can leverage integrated virtual clinics to engage patients and garner loyalty. She will also discuss how to market virtual clinics.

“We are proud to be INTEGRIS’ virtual care partner as they continue to see great success in patient engagement,” said Ralph C. Derrickson, President and CEO of Carena.

Carena, a McKesson Ventures portfolio company, designs and operates virtual clinics for health systems. The company partners with more than 120 hospitals, offering virtual care access to more than 20 million consumers.

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