PHILADELPHIA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Yorn today announced a multi-year license agreement with the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine) to operationalize real-time mobile-enabled patient feedback delivery solutions throughout its inpatient and outpatient healthcare systems. Yorn’s proprietary feedback and engagement platform allows patients to provide feedback, in the moment, directly to healthcare institutions, providers and payers utilizing secure HIPAA-compliant messaging and dashboards.
“We believe there is a tremendous opportunity here to solve a big problem. With the rise of patient consumerism in a time of massive healthcare reform, increasing regulatory requirements and financial incentives dictate a need for improved methods”
The formation of this partnership was inspired by materially positive results from a three-month pilot, employing rapid-cycle testing methodologies. The aim of the pilot, designed and implemented by the Penn Medicine Center for Healthcare Innovation and the Clinical Effectiveness and Quality Improvement Department, was to measure the improvement in the healthcare experience when patients were provided with Yorn’s real-time mobile platform. Yorn was used, as it is uniquely designed to give physicians, nurses and staff direct, timely, and actionable patient feedback.
“We believe there is a tremendous opportunity here to solve a big problem. With the rise of patient consumerism in a time of massive healthcare reform, increasing regulatory requirements and financial incentives dictate a need for improved methods,” said Richard Rasansky, CEO of Yorn.
“We believe that real-time patient feedback to healthcare providers will provide opportunities for quicker problem resolution and improve the overall quality of the patient experience,” noted Patricia Sullivan, PhD, Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. “We are pleased with the outcome of our pilot with Yorn and excited by this opportunity to further refine and rollout the process.”
Yorn is live, in production and has shown impressive traction and demonstrable evidence that it helps organizations understand and improve the overall customer/patient experience.
About Yorn LLC
Yorn (Your Opinion. Right Now.™) is a real-time feedback platform for healthcare settings. Optimized for mobile, Yorn's "Feedback-as-a-Service" (FaaS™) enables patients and participants to provide real-time feedback, in the moment, on any healthcare experience. These insights enable providers and payers to identify root causes to make appropriate operational changes that improve patient experience and satisfaction. Yorn delivers clinical and economic benefit that can correlate to higher quality ratings on performance.
The three-year old, Philadelphia-based company has experienced significant early traction, garnering compelling evidence that it helps organizations understand and improve customer/patient experience. The entrepreneur-led team of scientists and experience experts continues to enhance the solid technology and ease of use that Yorn provides to a growing number of customers in enterprise, hospitality, meetings and conferences, automotive and healthcare.