At Pearl Health, we are helping providers get access to the value they create for their patients and building technology for them to better manage their at-risk patient panels. We focus on empowering primary care providers via actionable, longitudinal insights that escape the confines of a scheduled office visit and intelligent workflows that reduce their burden.
Yet the fee-for-service (FFS) structure of U.S. healthcare has historically demanded that the Electronic Health Record (EHR) be central to a practice’s technology utilization. Since we seek to be more than a point-of-care solution, we could not resign ourselves to being a module within a tool that is ultimately oriented around fulfilling billing procedures in a FFS paradigm.
Physicians are extremely busy and naturally skeptical of tool proliferation. Yet, there are some tools that even the busiest providers find useful enough to make the time to open another window. In order to understand what tools add sufficient value to providers, I surveyed some of the physicians with whom Pearl is fortunate enough to be able to work. There was a very strong theme: providers are willing to use another tool when it provides valuable clinical insights and guidance on treatment best practices.
(By the way, you can read up on a history of UpToDate in this thread.)
“This is my go-to resource for anything infectious-disease related.”
It’s Pearl’s mission to empower PCPs with the information they need to enable a proactive care model, to create positive and rewarding user experiences, and to minimize administrative burdens while maximizing value. Read more about the principles that drive the vision and strategy of our product in this article on Pearl’s Product Principles by our Chief Product Officer, Jennifer Rabiner.