Simplee and Cerner Corp. are partnering to provide technology that company leaders said will make it easier for patients to understand and pay their medical bills. With a single user interface for both patients and providers, the move promises to provide more health care price transparency, more convenient billing and better personalized payment options for consumers.
“Cerner and Simplee are working to put patient financial needs first,” said Tomer Shoval, CEO of Simplee. “We are committed to helping produce better financial and medical outcomes through a trusted, transparent and convenient experience for health care billing and payments.”
Simplee’s Patient Financial Engagement platform leverages data analytics and machine learning to provide personalized estimates and payment options. It is a digital-first, self-serve experience, and health care organizations will soon be able to use the technology for billing and payments.
Company officials said the technology will help address the sometimes confusing and frustrating experiences patients and providers have with medical bills. The technology will help make patients more aware of their financial responsibility earlier, help improve patient trust and achieve better financial performance and improve overall collections, executives said.
“Adding Simplee’s expertise in consumer-friendly billing helps Cerner simplify this part of the health care experience through third-party innovation,” said David Bradshaw, senior vice president, Consumer & Employer Solutions, Cerner. “This relationship will help drive a transformation of the billing and payment process and help providers give consumers more convenience in health care.”
Simplee’s Patient Financial Engagement platform will be added to Cerner’s revenue cycle portfolio and integrated into its consumer technology.
“We’re committed to finding new ways to help our clients be successful and this is yet another example of bringing in technology to simplify processes,” Bradshaw said.