Press Release: U.S. News Will Help Readers Book Doctor Appointments Through New Partnership
Washington, D.C. – October 20, 2015 – U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals, today announced a new first-in-class physician search and scheduling service for its Best Hospitals and Doctor Finder sites through a collaboration with Kyruus. Patients researching care options on www.usnews.com will now have the ability to search for and book directly with physicians whose organizations operate the Kyruus ProviderMatch™ platform.
The new service is being rolled out to a select group of health organizations, starting with Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, and expanding later this year to USC Keck Medicine in Los Angeles and Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
"For over 25 years, U.S. News has helped patients in search of reliable health care information find the best hospitals to treat their specific needs," said Chad Smolinski, chief product officer of U.S. News. "Our collaboration with Kyruus allows us to offer patients a new tool that makes it easier for them to seamlessly find a physician and book an appointment."
The new effort, which combines Kyruus' proprietary clinical search and scheduling technology with U.S. News' hospital rankings, will streamline patient access to quality care. The program allows patients on the Best Hospitals site to use any combination of search terms – including conditions, symptoms or procedures – to surface the most relevant providers from hospitals that have partnered with Kyruus, a leader in Patient Access and Referral Management tools. Patients will then be able to request appointments.
"We have been fortunate to work with some of the leading healthcare systems around the country to ensure that patients are matched to the right provider within their network the first time around," said Graham Gardner, chief executive officer at Kyruus. "We are very excited to partner with U.S. News to bring these solutions directly to consumers looking for the best care options."
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About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, www.usnews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 30 million people visit www.usnews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Kyruus is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions that enable hospitals and health systems to optimize the patient experience across all channels of patient access. Leveraging a proprietary Big Data approach, our technologies integrate and enrich information about provider expertise, demographics, and scheduling logic for real-time referrals and supply-demand matching throughout the health system. ProviderMatch™ ensures that patients are matched with the right providers, at the right time, in a manner that maximizes provider efficiency and care coordination. To find out why a Better Match Means Better