BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brigham Women’s Physicians Organization (BWPO), a leading global healthcare provider, today announced its new partnership with IKS Health, a premier healthcare solutions organization, to address the demand for more detailed documentation, enable better patient and physician engagement, and increase practice efficiency.
Through this partnership, BWPO will begin implementation of IKS’ Scribble services in June 2019. Scribble allows more time for physician/patient interaction during clinical visits, frees up the physician schedule for additional patient access and reduces time spent on administrative tasks—giving doctors more time to care for both patients and themselves. Leveraging this technology, some physicians can spend up to 60 percent less time documenting data, saving 1-2 hours per day, and enabling them to see more patients.
“We are working to identify solutions that allow providers to focus on taking care of patients,” said BWPO’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jessica Dudley. “By removing the burden of documentation requirements, IKS’ Scribble program will enable doctors to be more present and engaged with patients, rather than focusing on the computer.”
“IKS has always been focused on the future of healthcare and worked to provide quality care to all patients, while reducing administrative burden,” says Sachin Gupta, founder and CEO of IKS Health. “Working with Partners HealthCare and BWPO, we believe we’ll see this vision become reality as we effectively reach and improve even more patient lives through innovative technology, ensuring all stakeholders in the healthcare continuum continue to push forward and see quality improve for both patients and providers.”
About IKS Health
IKS Health enables the enhanced delivery of exceptional health care for today’s practicing physician, medical groups and health systems. Supporting health care providers through every function of the patient visit, IKS is a go-to resource for organizations looking to effectively scale, improve quality and achieve cost savings through integrated technology and forward-thinking solutions. Founded in 2007, the 4,500-member strong workforce at IKS includes approximately 800 physicians and manages more than $10 billion in revenue for more than 14,000 client physicians throughout the United States.
About Brigham Health
Brigham Health is composed of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization.
BWH is a 793-bed nonprofit teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a founding member of Partners HealthCare. BWH has more than 4.2 million annual patient visits and nearly 46,000 inpatient stays, is the largest birthing center in Massachusetts and employs nearly 16,000 people. The Brigham’s medical preeminence dates back to 1832, and today that rich history in clinical care is coupled with its national leadership in patient care, quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, and its dedication to research, innovation, community engagement and educating and training the next generation of health care professionals. Through investigation and discovery conducted at its Brigham Research Institute (BRI), BWH is an international leader in basic, clinical and translational research on human diseases, more than 3,000 researchers, including physician-investigators and renowned biomedical scientists and faculty supported by nearly $666 million in funding. For the last 25 years, BWH ranked second in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) among independent hospitals. BWH is also home to major landmark epidemiologic population studies, including the Nurses' and Physicians' Health Studies and the Women's Health Initiative as well as the TIMI Study Group, one of the premier cardiovascular clinical trials groups. For more information, resources and to follow us on social media, please visit BWH’s online newsroom at brighamandwomens.org/about-bwh/newsroom/overview.