HealthPrize Technologies and Aprima Medical Software are teaming-up to integrate HealthPrize's engagement and adherence solutions into Aprima's Patient Portal. The collaboration will bring education, gamification and rewards into the patient EHR experience to motivate them [patients] toward increased medication adherence and positive behavior change.
Patients enrolled in HealthPrize programs demonstrate persistently high engagement rates that is nearly 50 percent higher than supporting brands' baselines. Embedding the HealthPrize platform into the Aprima EHR system will bring this proven success to the thousands of primary care and specialty physicians who utilize it.
Patients enrolled in HealthPrize programs demonstrate persistently high engagement rates that is nearly 50% higher than supporting brands' baselines."By making HealthPrize available through our Patient Portal, we continue our efforts to support our customers' goals of increasing patient engagement in their own care," said Aprima president and CEO Michael Nissenbaum. "We are always looking for new ways that are faster and easier, and deliver value to the patient, as well as to providers. We believe this checks many of those boxes."
Development of the HealthPrize Aprima interface is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015, with full provider access anticipated by early 2016.
Medication non-adherence is a leading cause of poor clinical outcomes and increased healthcare costs. Industry analysts estimate poor medication adherence costs the U.S. healthcare system more than $290 billion in otherwise avoidable medical spending.