Illinois-based Outcome Health, a technology company that provides health education to improve patient outcomes is partnering with the American College of Cardiology, a nonprofit medical association located in Washington to improve heart health.
Through this partnership, Outcome Health and the ACC's patient education and empowerment initiative, CardioSmart, will collaborate to co-design and deliver actionable healthcare intelligence to patients via digital devices including waiting room screens, patient tablets and wallboards in physician practices in the critical moments of care. "Educating patients on their heart disease risk and the steps they can take toward preventing heart disease are among the highest priorities of the American College of Cardiology," said Martha Gulati, MD, FACC, editor-in-chief of CardioSmart.org. "Through this partnership, we'll be able to extend our reach to patients in the Outcome Health network at most risk and give them the tools they need to live a heart healthy lifestyle."
Outcome Health's platform includes technologies such as the Exam Room Tablet, which can onboard patients to lifestyle management programs, as well as deliver interactive resources and health assessments to patients' pre-consultation. It also includes the Digital Wallboard, which offers access to 3D anatomical renderings for use during the consultation. On Outcome Health's Digital Wallboard, 3D anatomical renderings of the heart are used more than any other diagram during patient consultations with their healthcare provider.
In recognition of American Heart month in February, Outcome Health and the ACC will focus on deploying resources to educate patients and providers about the recently updated blood pressure guidelines to ensure patients are aware of their cardiovascular risk. In addition to partnering with the ACC to drive innovation and outcomes across its member network of 52,000 cardiologists and cardiovascular care team members, Outcome Health will deliver resources from CardioSmart to offices across its network of more than 40,000 practices.
"The American College of Cardiology takes a holistic approach towards transforming cardiovascular care and heart health," said Anil Harjani, Vice President of Product Management and Strategic Partnerships at Outcome Health. "We look forward to adding another dimension to this important work through our platform. Together, we strive to deliver the best outcome possible to the millions of patients, physicians and caregivers that we impact."
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