BALTIMORE, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA), the largest urology association in the United States and the Urology Care Foundation, the nation's leading nonprofit urological health foundation, and the official foundation of the AUA, today announced a collaboration with Outcome Health, the leading healthcare decision platform which enables patient decisions and positive health outcomes. Through this new initiative, Outcome Health will serve as Group Discount Associate of the AUA, delivering trusted digital content from the Urology Care Foundation's patient education library to AUA member waiting and exam rooms, as well as other relevant physician practices, hospitals and health systems throughout Outcome Health's nationwide network.
"This innovative collaboration marks the first group discount and content program at the point-of-care for both the AUA and Urology Care Foundation," said Richard A. Memo, MD, chair of the Urology Care Foundation. "By offering Outcome Health's digital platform and technologies to the AUA's nearly 15,000 US-based membership at no cost, we are providing critical information for patients and providers to use before and during consultation to make more informed healthcare decisions."
Outcome Health's platform includes digital anatomy boards, patient education tablets and mobile connectivity in outpatient waiting rooms and patient examination rooms. Notably, the digital anatomy wallboard, a 32 inch touchscreen device that offers urologists access to 3D anatomical renderings they can use to mark, annotate and better explain condition states, treatment options and surgical procedures to their patients during consultation.
"Outcome Health is pleased to join the AUA and Urology Care Foundation in their pursuit of the advancement of urologic patient care," said Anil Harjani, vice president of Outcome Health's Strategic Partnerships. "Using this technology, urologists are empowered to explain complex conditions and treatments during the consultation more efficiently, while also improving overall patient engagement. We look forward to working with AUA members and delivering urologic health content to patients in the most critical moments of care using our full platform of digital technologies."
Through this agreement, Outcome Health will also work with the Foundation to produce original video content to be shared with millions of patients and caregivers each year.
About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 21,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy. To learn more about the AUA, visit: www.AUAnet.org.
About the Urology Care Foundation: The Urology Care Foundation is the world's leading nonprofit urological health foundation and the official foundation of the American Urological Association. We partner with physicians, researchers, healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers, families and the public to support and improve the prevention, detection and treatment of urological diseases through research and education. To learn more about the Urology Care Foundation and its programs visit: www.UrologyHealth.org.
About Outcome Health: Outcome Health (formerly ContextMedia) delivers better health outcomes and positively impacts the human condition through decision technology. Founded in 2006 by Rishi Shah and Shradha Agarwal, the company has doubled each year in its scale of business partnerships with global life sciences and medical device companies, product innovation, team growth and technology implementation, with a presence in 20% of the outpatient facilities in the United States. Its decision technologies such as digital anatomy boards, interactive educational tablets and mobile connectivity in consultation rooms deliver measurable patient outcomes through actionable intelligence on conditions, treatments and lifestyle changes to improve the quality of life. To find out more about Outcome Health, visit www.outcomehealth.com.
Christine Frey, AUA
SOURCE American Urological Association