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NEW YORK — Four leading healthcare media and information companies have joined the recently formed Point-of-Care Communication Council as general members, bringing the total to 10 since it was founded in May of this year, the organization announced Friday.
The new members include ContextMedia, LDM Group, Remedy Health Media and WebMD.
As communication becomes an even more critical part of the healthcare process – particularly with the new Affordable Care Act in place — PoC3 was formed to ensure the effective use of the point-of-care channel to advance health and healthcare outcomes for patients, physicians and all parties involved. The new members join the founding six — AccentHealth, Catalina Health, HealthBridge, Health Media Network, Health Monitor Network and PatientPoint — which collectively impact millions of patients across the country each day.
“We are encouraged by the strong reception to the mission and goals of PoC3 and our ability to rapidly assemble the leaders in the Point-of-Care space,” stated Dan Stone, CEO, AccentHealth, and co-chair PoC3. “We look forward to continuing to expand our general membership, as well as our affiliate members. This is an exciting time for the industry, and we are fully committed to further engaging all stakeholders in growing the PoC sector.”
Next month, PoC3 will share insights on the latest trends within the Point-of-Care, partnering with DTC Perspectives for the first-ever Point of Care National Conference. Scheduled in Philadelphia Nov. 6 and 7, the conference will offer delegates the opportunity to tap prime case studies, brand-new market research, top media and marketing gurus, as well as networking opportunities.
On Nov. 7, immediately following the POC National Conference, the PoC3 will hold a meeting of its general, associate and affiliate members. This meeting will review the goals and activities of the PoC3 and feature updates from each of the PoC3 working committees.