UAB Medicine Selects Kyruus for Patient-Provider Matching and Provider Data Management
UAB to Implement Patient Access Solutions to Scale Its Central Access Center Operations
November 14, 2016 – Boston, MA – Kyruus, a leader in provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems, announced today that UAB Medicine, one of the top four largest academic medical centers in the U.S., has selected ProviderMatchTM for Access Centers and KyruusOneTM to create a single point of access to provider data and enhance patient-provider matching for their central scheduling center.
UAB Medicine needed to find an effective patient-provider matching solution with accurate provider profiles, robust search capabilities, and streamlined scheduling procedures to help agents route patients appropriately and efficiently. UAB Medicine chose Kyruus due in large part to the company’s proprietary clinical library and unique smart search engine capable of supporting the highly-specialized protocols of the large academic medical center. Kyruus also stood out for its ability to aggregate enterprise-wide provider data and engage providers effectively in profile management.
“Compiling and maintaining accurate, reliable provider data is a top priority as we look to reduce appointment wait times, enhance patient-provider matching, and drive efficiency in our access center,” said Andy Hare, Director of Ambulatory Access at UAB Medicine. “Kyruus offers both the provider data management foundation we need for a single point of access to information about our providers and the robust search competencies required to accommodate our complex scheduling protocols.”
“The need to address what we call the ‘patient access paradox’—long appointment wait times despite underutilized provider capacity—is widespread across the industry,” said Graham Gardner, CEO of Kyruus. “Matching patients with the right providers at the right time has a significant impact not only on clinical outcomes, but also on an organization’s operational efficiency and financial results. We are proud to partner with UAB Medicine to help it realize benefits in all three areas.”
About UAB Medicine
UAB Medicine comprises the School of Medicine and the $3 billion UAB Health System that includes all of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's patient-care activities and 2,300 licensed beds, the majority in UAB Hospital — the third-largest public hospital in the United States, winner of the Women's Choice award, and one of U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals. UAB is the state of Alabama's largest single employer and an internationally renowned research university and academic health center; its professional schools and specialty patient-care programs are consistently ranked among the nation's top 50. UAB is the largest academic medical center in Alabama and one of the top four largest academic medical centers in the United States. UAB's Center for Clinical and Translational Science is advancing innovative discoveries for better health as a two-time recipient of the prestigious Center for Translational Science Award. Find more information at www.uab.edu and www.uabmedicine.org.
Kyruus delivers proven provider search and scheduling solutions that help hospitals and health systems match patients with the providers best suited to care for them. The ProviderMatch suite of solutions—for consumers, access centers, and referral networks—enables a consistent patient experience across multiple points of access, while aligning provider supply with patient demand. The company’s proprietary provider data management platform forms the foundation of its solutions, powering them with accurate data by coupling data processing with administrative applications. To find out why a Better Match Means Better Care, visit http://www.kyruus.com.