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TMCNet:  Tonic Health Selected by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to Increase Patient Engagement with Innovative and Intuitive Ipad-Based Data Collection Platform

[August 14, 2014]

Tonic Health Selected by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to Increase Patient Engagement with Innovative and Intuitive Ipad-Based Data Collection Platform

PALO ALTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Tonic Health today announced that it has been selected by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to provide an iPad- and web-based patient data collection platform. By leveraging Tonic Health's innovative and easy-to-use data collection platform, Wake Forest Baptist can more effectively register, screen and manage their patient populations over time.

Consistently ranked among the best hospitals and research centers in the country since 1993, Wake Forest Baptist has had a long history of innovation across multiple disciplines. This new technology provides an approachable and seamless patient experience through Tonic Health's electronic data platform, allowing Wake Forest Baptist to now interact with patients in both the clinical setting and at home.

"We are excited about working with Wake Forest Baptist in helping them redefine the patient experience to both improve care and boost outcomes," Sterling Lanier, CEO of Tonic Health, said. "We love working with innovators and we are proud to be able to collaborate with one of the most cutting-edge health systems in the country."

Tonic Health offers a secure, highly engaging, iPad- and web-based data collection platform for patients, coupled with a robust enterprise-level data management platform for hospitals and health systems. The solution includes a powerful, easy-to-use survey builder that allows providers to create, manage and edit all surveys and forms across their entire enterprise. Health care providers can then use customized tools to analyze and act upon the results in real time. Tonic Health's intuitive user interface and broad functionality eliminates the boring clipboard and optimizes secure patient data collection across an array of provider needs, including patient intake, real-time patient screening and risk assessment, patient satisfaction, patient education and longer-term patient-reported outcomes.

"At Wake Forest Baptist, we are dedicated to providing the very best and most innovative care," said Chad Eckes, chief information officer at the Medical Center. "As we look to improve patient outcomes across our health system, we need to be proactive in managing our patients' care journey over the long term. Tonic Health's simple and friedly platform is seemingly unique in its ability to let us interact with patients in secure, new and powerful ways that help us achieve this goal."

To provide even greater operational efficiency and to ensure information patients provide can be securely and immediately accessed by physicians, Wake Forest Baptist will be integrating the technology into its system-wide electronic health record, called WakeOne.

The technology is already in use at Wake Forest Baptist, where it is being implemented for a wide range of purposes, including functional assessments at the Sticht Center on Aging, completion of Medicare forms in Family Medicine, quality of life assessments at the Comprehensive Cancer Center and research assessments in orthopedics. "We are finding endless opportunities to integrate this tool to improve the patient experience," Eckes said.

About Tonic Health

Tonic Health (www.tonicforhealth.com) is an iPad- and web-based medical data collection platform that uses extreme patient engagement and real-time predictive analytics to dramatically improve the process of gathering, analyzing and acting upon patient data. The Tonic platform is secure and HIPAA-compliant, and interfaces with existing EMR installations and other backend databases. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Tonic provides a Disney (News - Alert)-like experience for patients across a broad range of its leading enterprise health system customers, including Partners HealthCare, New York Presbyterian, MedStar Health, UCLA Health, UC San Francisco, the Veterans Health Administration, Florida Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and more.

About Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (www.wakehealth.edu) is a nationally recognized academic medical center in Winston-Salem, N.C., with an integrated enterprise including educational and research facilities, hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers and other primary and specialty care facilities serving 24 counties in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia. Its divisions are Wake Forest Baptist Health, a regional clinical system with close to 175 locations, 900 physicians and 1,000 acute care beds; Wake Forest School of Medicine, an established leader in medical education and research; and Wake Forest Innovations, which promotes the commercialization of research discoveries and operates Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, an urban research and business park specializing in biotechnology, materials science and information technology. Wake Forest Baptist clinical, research and educational programs are annually ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.


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