The Advisory Board Company, a global consulting firm based in Washington D.C., is awarding $25,000 to Kinergy Health, Vienna, Va., as part of its Patient Engagement Blue Button Challenge. The Advisory Board Company announced Kinergy as the winner of the challenge, which aimed to find the best vendor that was providing a Blue Button integrated patient-provider data solution, at the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco this week.
“Kinergy Health won our Challenge because it identified a highly-effective driver of real-world patient use of personal health records: enabling the physician to convincingly articulate the value of Blue Button data to the patient,” David Chao, chief technology officer at The Advisory Board Company, said in a statement. “Kinergy outperformed our other high-quality finalists in its ability to engage patients and the medical staff, resulting in a level of trust that led providers to actively encourage patients to enroll.”
The other four finalists of The Advisory Board Company’s challenge were:
· iBlueButton, submitted by Humetrix, San Diego;
· DonateData, submitted by TrialX, New York City
· FollowMyHealth, submitted by Jardogs, LLC, Springfield, Ill.; and
· mHealthCoach Flornce, submitted by mHealthCoach, Chicago