HealthVision Hopes to Succeed by Offering Doctors, Hospitals Many Products, Including Web Design Technology
Despite the failure of several Internet-based health care sites, Irving, Texas-based HealthVision Inc., which offers health care organizations technology to link patients to physicians and hospitals online, believes it has "found a way to sell its services" and succeed, the Dallas Morning News reports. In addition to providing tools to connect physicians and hospitals, HealthVision offers its customers a variety of other prodcuts, including Web site design and management tools. HealthVision CEO Scott Decker said, "A lot of companies were concentrating on a consumer model that said if we attract people to our site, we're going to make money. We're selling infrastructure to businesses that will make their business better. The Internet just happens to be the technology platform we use." Last year, the company doubled in size and it expects to exceed $20 million in sales this year. One of its customers, Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health Systems, is participating in a pilot project of HealthVision's latest technology, which allows patients to schedule appointments and request prescription refills online. HealthVision plans to expand that program to its other customers over the next 12 months (Marta, Dallas Morning News, 6/17).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.