Health Gorilla, the leading provider of healthcare data, and Welkin Health, a San Francisco-based digital health company with a care management platform, recently announced a strategic partnership providing Welkin access to Health Gorilla’s national diagnostic lab network, including major lab vendors Labcorp, Quest Diagnostics, and Bioreference.
Welkin Health offers a care management platform that is built for healthcare organizations and their programs. They enable teams to improve health outcomes and maintain long-term relationships through automated workflows, team-first care delivery and centralized communication on devices including SMS, phone calls, email, and video.
The integration with Health Gorilla unlocks a variety of new functionalities for Welkin including the ability to build labs results into patient workflows, automatically log results on a patient’s profile, notify care teams once results are ready to review and annotate those results before sharing them with patients through secure email.
The partnership also has the potential to increase Health Gorilla’s overall lab network coverage through bi-directional data exchanges, which the majority of our diagnostic network participates in. Health Gorilla serves as the intermediary for labs so they distribute test results with a national network of providers, become compliant with new interoperability rules, and do so at a fraction of the cost of building direct interfaces.
With new regulations like TEFCA on the horizon, labs will need to share test results openly with providers in health information exchanges. Health Gorilla enables labs to meet regulations by sharing results with our network of 65,000 providers. Once live providers can place lab orders, one-off or in bulk, to their lab through Health Gorilla or any EMR that has integrated our API like DrChrono.
If you are part of a healthcare organization and are looking to expand the data available to your physicians and patients, the Health Gorilla team is here to help. We will work with you to configure the connection between the Diagnostic Network API and your application based on your organization’s unique clinical data workflows and will provide access to the Health Gorilla development sandbox. Our team of experts is available to answer any questions that come up through the testing and validation period. If you have any additional questions or are interested in exploring a partnership with Health Gorilla, please contact us.