NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Safety Net Connect (SNC), a leading provider of innovative web-based healthcare technology for organizations assisting underserved populations, today at the 2017 Telehealth Summit revealed the launch of Converge Next Generation eConsult, an enterprise-level care coordination platform that brings medical, behavioral, and social services together for a holistic, cost-effective approach to patient-centered care.
Based on the success of SNC’s highly acclaimed eConsult (electronic consultation) technology, Converge extends beyond the physician-to-physician transaction model of traditional eConsults. With integrated administrative tools such as eligibility management, billing, documentation, and scheduling – and clinical standardization for referrals, decision support, specialty-specific workflows, and real-time dashboards and reporting – the next-generation Converge platform efficiently coordinates whole-person care for thousands of providers and millions of patients across the healthcare continuum.
Utilized by leading healthcare systems across the nation, SNC’s award-winning health technologies are proven to increase access to care, enhance care coordination, and reduce healthcare costs. Studies show Converge: decreased wait times for specialty care by 89.2%; eliminated the need for face-to-face specialty care appointments in 68.8% of cases; decreased ER utilization; reduced duplication of services; maintained or enhanced quality-of-care with simultaneous cost savings; and is a cost-effective solution for traditionally underfunded safety net providers – providing sustainable, long-term improvement in specialty care access.
“eConsult started as a simple idea to help providers, primary care physicians and specialists communicate better on patient care. Today, organizations have adopted eConsult and evolved it to be a comprehensive care platform – improving referral and administrative processes, increasing access, and ensuring continuity and evidence-based care. I see the next generation of eConsult as a true care coordination tool and process, disrupting healthcare by replacing antiquated referral processes and enabling timely access.” Sajid Ahmed, CIIO MLK Hospital, Formerly Executive Director, L.A. Care Health Plan.
“We are thrilled to announce the new Converge Next Generation eConsult platform at this year’s Telehealth Summit,” says Chris Cruttenden, President of SNC. “And we are appreciative of our longstanding partnerships with our innovative customers – who have continually inspired and informed the development of tools like Converge, with the common goal of improving healthcare access and equity for every patient.”
About Safety Net Connect
Since 2009, Safety Net Connect (SNC) has been a leading creator of healthcare technology that makes it easier for providers and institutions to increase access to care, streamline care coordination, promote evidence-based practices, and improve quality. With a mission to improve health equity, SNC has helped public and private healthcare organizations across the nation successfully reach over 5 million low-income, underserved individuals with affordable, effective patient-centered care. For more information, please visit www.safetynetconnect.com