WELL launches health app marketplace
October 7, 2020
VANCOUVER – WELL Health Technologies Corp., a company focused on modernizing clinical and digital assets in the primary healthcare sector, has announced the launch of apps.health, a digital health app marketplace and innovation hub that connects digital health technology companies and software developers to the WELL network of over 2,000 primary healthcare clinics and 10,000 physicians.
WELL intends on collaborating with digital health application developers to market and promote the features and benefits of their products and services to clinics and physicians, and by doing so accelerate adoption and enable improved healthcare experiences for both physicians and patients.
“To our knowledge apps.health is the first comprehensive offering of a digital health marketplace for EMR integrated apps in Canada that allow digital health software and technology companies to showcase their capabilities and provide a call to action,” said Hamed Shahbazi (pictured), chairman and CEO of WELL.
The apps.health marketplace already features 12 partners including Insig, Phelix.ai, Ocean by CognisantMD, Cliniconex, Auxita, Excelleris, a division of LifeLabs, Veribook, Empower Health, CHIME Technology Inc., Health Data Coalition, and McMaster University Department of Family Medicine.
The companies are offering approximately 20 applications encompassing solution categories including telehealth, online booking, AI-driven workflow automation, patient messaging/reminders, requisition eOrders, patient triage and in-take forms, clinical dashboards, eReferrals, COVID-19 screening, and patient check-in and waiting room automation.
WELL will be looking to quickly add more app publishers in the coming weeks and months with the goal to triple the number of apps provided on the marketplace by mid-2021.
“Our objective with apps.health is to provide an environment where clinicians and app publishers can meet and transparently discover opportunities to modernize and digitize practices across the country,” said Shahbazi.
Selecting the right technology solution for a healthcare clinic can be an overwhelming experience for healthcare providers. apps.health provides a single destination where practitioners and healthcare providers can discover digital tools and applications that have been reviewed and curated by WELL to ensure meaningful clinical value and effectiveness.
The applications and software solutions available on apps.health tightly integrate with WELL’s OSCAR Pro EMR. The solutions are highly integrative and have undergone rigorous testing by third party developers. Furthermore, all app publishers on the apps.health marketplace have been required to provide current information on their security and privacy posture.
The apps.health marketplace is a powerful channel for third party application developers who want to market their solutions to WELL’s growing network of over 2,000 clinics and 10,000 physicians across Canada. The apps.health developer program provides assistance to third party developers to integrate to OSCAR Pro EMR, and other EMR solutions in the future. Healthcare clinics can have confidence working with third party application developers whose applications and software tools have been reviewed by WELL.
“We are really excited about the impact that apps.health can have on primary healthcare and patient health experiences,” said Shervin Bakhtiari, GM, WELL Digital Health Apps business unit. “For healthcare providers, apps.health makes it easier than ever to connect your EMR, staff and physicians with applications designed to improve clinic efficiency, patient experience and ultimately health outcomes.”
WELL is an omni-channel digital health company whose overarching objective is to empower doctors to provide the best and most advanced care possible while leveraging the latest trends in digital health. WELL owns and operates 20 primary healthcare clinics; is Canada’s third largest digital Electronic Medical Records (EMR) supplier serving over 2,000 medical clinics; operates a leading national telehealth service and is a provider of digital health and cybersecurity related technology solutions.