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Practice Unite, Uniphy Health unite for clinical communications

The combined company, which is taking the Uniphy Health name, wants to be a “single pane of glass” for physicians, nurses, home care aides and patients to stay engaged with each other.

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Mobile clinical communications platform developer Practice Unite has merged with physician engagement startup Uniphy Health. The combined company, which is taking the Uniphy Health name, wants to be a “single pane of glass” for physicians, nurses, home care aides and patients to stay engaged with each other.

“Over the last four years, we have seen first hand the power of creating virtual care networks of physicians, clinicians, home care aides and patients. These connected solutions have made a dramatic impact on our clients’ operations. They also put these organizations in a stronger position to transition to the new world of population health,” said new Uniphy Health CEO Adam Turinas.

Turinas co-founded Practice Unite, formerly known as Navio Health. That company called its product the “Swiss Army knife” of medical apps.

The new Uniphy Health, based in Newark, New Jersey, offers a suite of “mobile-first” features, including secure texting, VoIP telephony, on-call scheduling, results delivery and automation of documentation. All are meant to improve communication and workflows.

“With the shift to value-based care, communication and collaboration is finally being recognized as the pivotal component of value, quality and safety,” Dr. Jacob Reider, former CMO of the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, said in a Uniphy Health statement. (A Uniphy spokeswoman said Reider has no official relationship with the company, but has been a “longtime friend and supporter.”)

“The new Uniphy Health is an innovative, secure
communication platform that finally delivers to healthcare delivery organizations the fluidity engagement we’ve come to expect from consumer products, combined with the privacy and security of a solution created for care delivery organizations from the ground up,” Reider added.

Uniphy Health partners include Barnabas Health Jersey City Medical Center and Inspira Health Networks in New Jersey, Carle Hospital and Physician Group in Illinois and Independence Care System in New York, the company said.

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