Healthgrades Strengthens its Digital Platform with Enhanced Appointment Scheduling Capabilities in Partnership with MyHealthDirect

New Integrated Capabilities Expand Healthgrades Services to Hospitals and Health Systems for Enhanced Patient Access, Online Appointment Scheduling and Referral Management Solutions

November 4, 2015 – Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, today announced the expansion of its online appointment scheduling capabilities for hospitals, health systems and providers. Building on its long-standing heritage of providing transparent access to information, along with its leading technology solutions, Healthgrades online appointment scheduling capability is part of its new online marketplace for consumers to connect with the right doctor and manage their care before, during and after their doctor’s appointment.

Healthgrades enhanced capabilities will ensure that patients can more easily appoint with physicians – whenever and wherever consumers search – and that physicians can more efficiently make referral appointments for existing patients. As part of its expansion, Healthgrades announced today a new partnership with MyHealthDirect that will support Healthgrades ability to offer every health system and hospital, real-time online consumer appointment scheduling and referral management scheduling solutions. MyHealthDirect enables technology solutions and services that simplify access for people across the healthcare system, optimize appointment capacity and improve the scheduling experience.

The integrated solution will enable Healthgrades to provide the best experience for consumers and physicians and will offer hospitals an unmatched solution that will not only provide real-time access to online appointments at their own sites, Healthgrades.com and anywhere on the Internet, but also access to Healthgrades robust provider directory and to the 30 million consumers who visit Healthgrades per month. The new relationship complements Healthgrades existing online appointment scheduling integrations with EPIC, Allscripts and athenahealth.

“At Healthgrades, we help consumers find, prefer and appoint with the right healthcare provider by making physician information more discoverable and actionable,” said Roger Holstein, CEO, Healthgrades. “Our partnership with MyHealthDirect will enable hospitals to integrate online appointment scheduling across all online access points—both within the hospital and anywhere on the internet – so that consumers and physicians can find the right doctor, at the right hospital, for the right care….anytime and anywhere.”

“At MyHealthDirect we are focused on making it easy for people to access the healthcare system,” said Tom Cox, CEO, MyHealthDirect. “Combining our enterprise appointment scheduling solution, with Healthgrades’ robust directory and matching services, will create a unique offering for health systems and a unified experience for people to find, and book any healthcare appointment.”

For more information about Healthgrades online appointment scheduling capability or to learn more about how the Healthgrades platform can make your physicians more discoverable, please visit hospitals.healthgrades.com. For more information about MyHealthDirect, go to myhealthdirect.com.

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