Harvard Health Publications (HHP), the division of Harvard Medical School (HMS) that leverages the expertise of more than 11,000 HMS faculty clinicians to create trusted patient health engagement materials, announced its collaboration today with Outcome Health, which improves patient outcomes by providing actionable health intelligence and information at the moment of care through technology. The relationship will bring Harvard Medical School’s valued insights to over 40,000 waiting and exam rooms across the country through Outcome Health’s digital platform.
The teams will begin collaborating immediately to produce valuable insights for patients, caregivers and physicians. With HHP providing expert faculty healthcare content review and advisory support to Outcome Health, their teams will work to create meaningful content that spans videos, illustrations, and additional health information. Later this year, HHP and Outcome Health will also co-conduct focus groups on consumer attitudes and experiences with clinical trials.
“We are excited about this relationship with Outcome Health, which aligns directly with HHP’s mission of improving the health of the nation,” said Gregory Curfman, MD, Editor-In-Chief of Harvard Health Publications. “We will now be able to create a greater positive impact by sharing Harvard Medical School’s faculty expertise with a broader audience through an engaging and informative experience at the time it matters most: the moments of care.”
Outcome Health’s platform features technologies such as the Exam Room Tablet, which can onboard patients to lifestyle management programs, as well as deliver interactive resources and health assessments to patients pre-consultation. It also includes the Digital Wallboard, which offers access to 3D anatomical renderings for use during medical consultations that can be used by physicians to mark, annotate and better explain condition states and treatments.
“At Outcome Health, we believe that better health outcomes start during the millions of decisions that are made every day in practices, hospitals and health systems,” said Anil Harjani, VP of Strategic Partnerships. “In collaborating with Harvard to bring clinically-validated expertise to patients, caregivers and physicians in the moments of care, we have the opportunity to drive better health decision making at scale – and will use this relationship to continually find compelling and innovative ways to share their insights through our platform.”