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Vim Uses Technology To Seamlessly Connect Payers To Health Care Providers

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Below is our recent interview with Phoebe Byers, Director of Marketing at Vim:

Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?

A: Vim uses technology to seamlessly connect payers to providers at health care’s last mile: clinical workflow at the point of care. Our product capabilities address the critical cost, quality, and experience levers of healthcare improvement. Referral Guidance integrates personalized and context-aware specialist recommendations directly into EHR referral workflows to help providers refer patients to high performing specialists. Quality and Diagnosis Gaps embed data on care gaps and suspected diagnoses into standard EHR encounter workflows, putting this key piece of value-based care data in the right place at the right time and assisting in clinical documentation. Digital Scheduling allows payers to connect their websites and contact centers directly to provider calendars to optimize member experience and soft steer to highest value network providers. Combined, these applications drive accelerated provider performance and enhanced member experience at a fraction of the effort or cost of existing approaches.

Our technology and products are driving impact at the intersection of value based care, interoperability, and consumer and provider empowerment. We are equipping the leading health plans in the country with connective performance technology to accelerate improvements to quality, efficiency, and experience across their provider networks. Our innovative technology stack combined with our unique business and growth models position us to be a true standout organization in health care technology this year and beyond.

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Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?

A: On May 5th, we announced investments from Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Anthem (ANTM), and Frist Cressey Ventures. The addition of these strategic investors reflects our accelerating product and market progress deploying integrated data and workflow solutions for leading health plans and providers across the country.

WBA’s investment will support accelerated rollout of Vim’s point of care integration technology and continued commercial growth across health plan and provider groups throughout the country. Anthem’s partnership with Vim will enhance Vim’s point-of-care technology to align data and workflows to support Anthem providers for accelerated success.

With a focus on investing in technology and service businesses with solutions that improve quality of care, system integration, patient outcomes, and population health and well-being, Frist Cressey Ventures joins existing backers Great Point Ventures, Sequoia, Premera, and Optum.

We’re honored to be backed by and working in partnership with some of the largest and most innovative companies in US health care. We share a vision for powering a new era of network performance by seamlessly integrating data at the point of care to improve quality, experience, and total cost of care. These investments and partnerships represent major leaps forward for Vim and our opportunity to make an ever deeper and broader impact on US health care.

Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?

A: Vim’s applications arrive into provider workflow through our innovative connectivity technology. Powered by a mix of agent-based connections, robotic process automation, and dynamic API interactions, our integration engine allows us to augment existing interfaces with minimal provider lift or dependencies on third-parties. This enables dramatically faster and more flexible deployments for our payer and provider partners as well as cloud-based updates and real-time analytics. The result is direct clinical workflow connections for payers, radically lower burden for providers, and measurably accelerated performance across value-based partnerships.

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Q: What can we expect from your company in the next 6 months? What are your plans?

A: We currently partner with multiple regional Blues plans and two of the largest national insurers in the country, United Healthcare and Anthem. A partnership with Walgreens will be online this year. Our national provider network is rapidly growing, and is on track to include tens of thousands of providers by the end of the year. We’ve welcomed new investors to our existing backers Great Point Ventures, Sequoia, Premera Blue Cross, and Optum Ventures. The addition of these new health plans, onboarded providers, and strategic investors reflects Vim’s accelerating product and market progress and represents important new relationships for our continued growth and impact on health care value.

Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?

A: The pace of change in cost, quality, and experience in US health care has been critically limited by the costs and manual nature of data and workflow connections. Vim accelerates that pace of change by making it easy for payers and other third parties to connect directly to existing provider EHRs, providing the digital infrastructure for the next generation of health care network performance.

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