Bethesda, MD (Nov. 13, 2018) — The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) announced a partnership with health care technology company SupportedPatientTM to facilitate the development of integrated models of care for community practices, that have little if any access to ancillary services including mental health, nutrition and pain management.
AGA recognizes the value of comprehensive care. The challenge for providers is incorporating these services into the care of their patients in an affordable way that minimizes disruption to clinic flow.
SupportedPatient is a HIPAA secure telemedicine platform that was designed to facilitate integrated care. With SupportedPatient, patients can schedule and see clinicians that are embedded into the practice’s cyber office, without the difficulties associated with hiring additional employees for these services. Different models even allow for revenue generation for the practice.
“At SupportedPatient, we are committed to enabling all providers to create ideal models of comprehensive care for their patients,” said Dr. Marci Reiss, CEO. “The AGA partnership helps us reach many community practices that are aspiring to offer better care for their patients.”
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About the AGA Institute
The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, AGA has grown to more than 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization. www.gastro.org.
Based on over 15 years of experience as a patient and provider, SupportedPatient was developed by Dr. Marci Reiss, to meet the needs of patients in a revolutionary way. As a pioneer in building integrated models of care in IBD, Dr. Reiss created SupportedPatient, which virtually eliminates the barriers to developing comprehensive GI practices.