18 Sep Symphony Corp. technology helps Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles
Madison, Wis. – Information technology is driving the use of public health information by consumers and providers alike, and Symphony Corp., a Madison technology services firm, is partnering with a leading health organization to mitigate the damage caused by alcohol and other drug abuse.
As the information technology vendor and partner for the Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles, Symphony is developing software and web-based services that help WIPHL collect patient data that drives quality improvement in the delivery of health services.
Their latest collaboration will help WIPHL deliver on the promise of a five-year grant awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. WIPHL and other grantees received between $10.2 million and $12.6 million, and the grant’s initial focus will be to expand the delivery of services to people that engage in unhealthy drinking and drug use.
“We value our partnership with WIPHL, which is helping people make smart lifestyle choices,” said Ravi Kalla, president and CEO of Symphony Corp. “Together, we’re finding ways to deliver health data over innovative technology channels to promote a healthier Wisconsin.”
WIPHL is working with primary care clinics around the state to provide evidence-based screening, intervention, and referral services. To provide caregivers with the data they need, Symphony has developed a cutting-edge application that was built with the Microsoft.Net platform and with SSL technology to securely upload health data.
There is a great deal of data to upload. WIPHL is seeking to provide screening and additional services to 120,000 alcohol and drug abuse patients over the length of the grant.
Dr. Richard Brown, clinical director for WIPHL, praised Symphony, noting that funding agencies require grantees to collect information from patients and upload it to their website in a way that minimizes demands on caregivers. It’s an arduous task that is made easier by Symphony’s approach to application development and customer service.
“I think it’s very helpful to have a computer program that guides healthcare professionals delivering these services to make sure they are delivered in an evidence-based manner,” Brown said.
WIPHL also is working with Symphony to develop a reporting website that will accommodate the reporting on all health information, not just government information. The website will allow health clinics to develop custom reports related to their service delivery.
Symphony Corporation (www.symphony.cc) is a global technology services and business process outsourcing company with primary focus on healthcare, insurance, logistics and public sector. Symphony has working relationships with the world’s leading companies and US government agencies Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin – Symphony is a privately held firm founded in 1997. Symphony is ISO 9001:2000 and is CMMI Level IV certified company. With more than 350 employees globally, deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven record of accomplishment, Symphony can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance. For more information, visit the Symphony website at http://www.symphony.cc