Health technology pioneer DrFirst today announced the winners of its annual Healthiverse Heroes Award program, honoring healthcare providers and organizations using technology in innovative ways so patients can achieve better health.
Sitka earned a Gold Award for its innovative use of technology that connects primary care providers with specialists to inform patient care.
The Healthiverse Heroes Award is an extension of DrFirst’s efforts to Unite the Healthiverse, a term the company coined to represent its vision for connecting healthcare stakeholders with the information they need when they need it.
“Healthiverse Heroes embrace technology and innovation that empowers patients and supports clinicians,” said G. Cameron Deemer, CEO of DrFirst. “We congratulate Sitka for its innovative use of technology to improve outcomes.”
Winners were selected based on multiple criteria, including innovative use of technology and level of impact, and patient outcomes. Nominees were judged by DrFirst’s clinical team, led by its chief medical officer and representatives with backgrounds in medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. Nominees come from throughout the Healthiverse and are not limited to DrFirst customers.
Sitka is the most trusted and accessible specialty partner to value-based primary care providers. Sitka's multi-specialty physician network and proprietary software enable powerful peer-to-peer consults, obviating the need for in-person specialty referrals 87% of the time. Sitka's asynchronous virtual consultations allow PCPs to remain at the helm of patient care and receive answers in hours, not weeks. Sitka supports a full range of care models, from employer-sponsored plans to I-SNPs, and partners across care settings, including telehealth, ambulatory clinics, home care, and skilled nursing facilities.
Since 2000, DrFirst has pioneered healthcare technology solutions and consulting services that securely connect people at touchpoints of care to improve patient outcomes. We create unconventional solutions that solve care collaboration, medication management, price transparency, and adherence challenges faced in healthcare. We unite the Healthiverse—the interconnected healthcare universe—by providing our clients with real-time access to the information they need, exactly when and how they need it, so patients get the best care possible. DrFirst solutions are used by nearly 325,000 healthcare professionals, including more than 220,000 prescribers, 70,000 pharmacies, 300 EHRs and health information systems, and 1,500 hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit www.DrFirst.com and follow @DrFirst.