CINCINNATI — PatientPoint® today announced a collaboration with the American Heart Association, the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, to help educate patients and physicians on heart health and stroke prevention at the point of care.
"By collaborating with the American Heart Association, we enhance our ability to foster meaningful exam room conversations between patients and physicians about the importance of healthy living and the effects it has on the heart," said Kate Merz, senior vice president of content and creative for PatientPoint. "We are dedicated to offering patients engaging education that inspire healthy actions, and this collaboration will provide patients in our growing cardiology network access to a powerful resource to help them find the tips, tools—and therapies—to better care for their heart."
PatientPoint will utilize its network of more than 290,000 healthcare providers to share American Heart Association public service announcements and educational content. By leveraging this content through its digital and mobile solutions in waiting and exam rooms, PatientPoint extends the American Heart Association's mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
"Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, but with proper care and education, we can improve outcomes for all Americans," said Jason Dyer, senior vice president, digital marketing and content syndication, American Heart Association. "By collaborating with PatientPoint, we will greatly expand the reach of our information to engage patients when and where they are most open to receiving it—when they are engaged in dialogue and making healthcare decisions with their physician."
The collaboration with the American Heart Association comes on the heels of two major announcements from PatientPoint. In October, PatientPoint launched PatientPoint 360°, a new mobile app that allows physicians to access timely medical news as well as provide patients valuable information on their health conditions using cutting-edge medical tools. In November, PatientPoint acquired MedCenterDisplay, a Nashville-based provider of digital signage, mobile apps and digital marketing solutions for hospitals.
For almost 30 years, PatientPoint has been the trusted leader of patient and physician engagement solutions at the point of care. PatientPoint award-winning health information drives positive outcomes for patients, providers and sponsors. From primary care to specialty practices, urgent care clinics to hospitals and mobile, PatientPoint programs reach more than 290,000 healthcare providers across 31,000 physician offices and 1,000 hospitals nationwide, impacting half a billion patient and caregiver visits each year. Learn more at www.patientpoint.com.