Posts Tagged ‘Revolution Health’

Most recent post on the Wal-Mart/eClinicalWorks go to market announcement.

Just gave a call to eClinicalWorks regarding the announcement last week in the WSJ that they will be the standard EMR for all of Wal-Mart’s retail clinics. Was looking to get more background on the deal and what it might mean to eClinicalWorks going forward as follow-on to my post last week. They gave me a rather curt response stating that any such inquiries must be taken up with Wal-Mart. Appears that the leak by the WSJ was a surprise for them.

eClinicalWorks was, however, kind enough to point me in the direction of another article published in the NY Tmes last week which you will find here. Although the article does not mention eClinicalWorks, it does provide further background on their plans and relationship with Revolution Health, who will run many of the clinics through their division, RediClinics. With Revolution Health’s involvement, makes me wonder if they to will make a play to have these patients sign-up for the Revolution Health PHR (which by the way is one of the worst I’ve demo’d). One of the more interesting bits of information in this article is Wal-Mart’s finding that some 55% of visitors to these clinics do not have medical insurance.

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Was just over on my Gmail account and there was this discrete little advert at the top of my screen about the five top things to never say at work.  No problem with that, as I see such little advice teasers all the time in these quick sound-bite, better yet, word-bite messages in Gmail.  What really struck me was that this advert was not from some job search firm like one would expect such as Monster, dice or TheLadders, no this came from Revolution Health.

Looks like Revolution Health, who has struggled to establish a presence in the personal healthcare space is really stretching its boundaries to be relevant to some aspect of an individual’s life.  Then again, maybe this posting is relevant to its primary source of income today, employers who are rebranding Revolution Health for their internal health and wellness services for employees.

Rather than putting out such rather simplistic drivel, Revolution Health and its constituency would be better served if they focused on more relevant topics like having a truly useful hospital search tool that tapped into existing databases to provide information not only on which hospitals can perform a given procedure, but what the relative costs and quality metrics are as well.  Such information is beginning to pop-up in a number of state-led initiatives such as this example from Massachusetts on congestive heart failure.

Now that’s relevance!

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