SignalFire, UnityPoint, Northwell Holdings, Cedars Sinai support innovations in document automation to improve care delivery to clinicians and patients
LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Health Note, the preclinical intake automation platform that uses digital patient intake to prepare clinical notes for providers prior to patient visits, today announces the closing of a $17 million Series A funding round led by SignalFire. SignalFire is joined by UnityPoint Health, Northwell Health Holdings, the for-profit arm of Northwell Health focused on investing in start-up/growth opportunities, strategic partnerships, and cultivating internal innovations that improve patient care and create diversified revenue streams for the health system and Cedars Sinai Health Ventures.
“Health Note solves one of the biggest problems in the healthcare system – the epidemic of physician burnout. Amid a structural shortage of clinicians, it’s hard to imagine a higher leverage point to increase panel sizes, eliminate bureaucracy and maximize productivity to free up more time for better patient outcomes. We are thrilled to partner with Josh, Aaron and the incredible team at Health Note,” said Wayne HuPartner at SignalFire.
Health Note will use the funds to accelerate market expansion, expand EHR integrations, and further invest in R&D to create additional offerings for clinical support.
“Frontline healthcare workers need more support than ever, and we are delighted to have partnered with several major investors to help us help healthcare professionals,” said CEO and co-founder of Health Note. Joshua Reischer, MD. “Health Note’s vision has always been to support healthcare providers by enabling patients to create and interact with their health data before the visit begins, reducing the growing documentation burden that frustrates the vast majority. physicians and care teams. The additional funding will help Health Note replicate its initial success with mid-size practices and large-scale health systems, which is badly needed as our health system continues to operate with limited staff. »
For the patient, using Health Note is like exchanging text messages with a friend: he receives an SMS reminding him of the upcoming appointment with a confirmation link that starts a “conversation” with the Health Note chatbot. The conversation develops based on the patient’s responses; it’s both interactive and smart, using complex clinical decision trees to ask questions a doctor would ask. Health data generated from patient responses is then integrated directly into discrete fields, meaning less manual documentation for reception and clinical staff and more informed conversations between patients and caregivers.
“Excellent patient care begins with excellent provider-patient communication,” said James Laura, Vice President, Intellectual Property of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Managing Director of Cedars-Sinai Health Ventures. “We invested in Health Note because we believe this technology and app can further strengthen our caregiver-patient relationships and help us provide personalized medical expertise that effectively addresses individual patient concerns and circumstances.”
For the provider, using Health Note means business as usual – except subjective clinical notes, including information such as current illness history, chief complaint, family history, medical and social, medication review and other related information is ready to be reviewed directly in the EHR before the visit, instead of needing to be captured while with the patient and documented after hours .
“Health Note’s technology dramatically improves patient-provider interactions by reducing the immense administrative burden associated with admitting patients, a historically manual process,” said Dr. Jill Kalman, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Northwell Health. “Automation allows clinicians to focus more on their patients rather than administrative tasks, improving our ability to provide high-quality care.”
The ease of use and accessibility that powers Health Note means customers see an 85% patient completion rate before the visit begins, resulting in a 50% reduction in checkout times. registration. Having historical clinical information readily available saves an additional 5-10 minutes per visit.
“Health Note’s leadership is built on a strong foundation in clinical care and knowledge of the healthcare ecosystem within its management team, which is evident in its early success. Its platform is one of the most unique innovations we have come across in that it automates data entry at multiple stages along the care journey, from administration to clinician. UnityPoint vendors are the backbone of patient care, and we are pleased to support clinician workflows through our investment with Health Note,” said Matthew Warrens, Chief Innovation Officer of UnityPoint. “The patient-centric approach to creating health records has proven successful with diverse demographics, and we’re excited to see Health Note benefiting other healthcare systems like UnityPoint across the United States.”
About Northwell Holdings
Northwell Holdings (“Holdings”), a wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary of Northwell Health, creates value for the healthcare system by investing in start-up companies, forming business joint ventures, cultivating internally developed ideas and bringing them to market, and advancing data partnerships that drive innovation in patient care, health diagnostics and advanced technology. We invest in companies that align with Northwell’s mission, drive better health outcomes, improve patient experience, and increase efficiency in care and service delivery. Through strategic partnerships, Holdings leverages the robust enterprise data assets of the health system to develop AI-based solutions that address health inequalities. We combine clinical and commercial healthcare expertise and the entrepreneurial spirit of Northwell Health to bring concepts to life. Northwell Health is the New York one larger health system. To find out more, visit us here and follow us on LinkedIn.
About Health Score
Health Note is the clinically intelligent digital pre-visit planning platform that transforms the patient experience and automates EHR clinical documentation for providers. Secure conversational SMS guides patients through pre-visit admission paperwork while capturing HPI and other clinically relevant information to streamline office visits from reception to encounter. To learn more about how Health Note assists millions of patient visits each year, visit www.healthnote.com.
Hannah KelleyMarketing Director
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