Ministry Medical Group Implements Population Health Management Solution from Phytel

Automated Care Coordination Tools Help Ministry Physicians Improve Preventive and Chronic Care for Patients

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Phytel today announced that Ministry Health Care has deployed Phytel’s Proactive Patient Outreach system, an automated care coordination and population health management solution, to help fill gaps in preventive and chronic care within Ministry Medical Group while augmenting the organization’s patient-centered medical home initiative.

“We implemented Phytel’s registry and health management program this summer,” said Dr. Mark Fenlon, regional vice president for Ministry Medical Group. “The feedback has been very positive, and we will continue to roll out the program to additional locations throughout the health system this year. Integrated with our electronic medical record, Phytel provides us with an ideal set of tools to help deliver personalized, patient-centered care to our patients and their families – both inside and outside of our facilities.”

“Receiving regular communication from my doctor provides me with another valuable service to the care I receive at Ministry,” said Tawnya Schilt, Ministry patient of 14 years. “Being proactive not only helps me keep up with my care plan, but also ensures that I keep in close contact with my physician – improving my ability to better manage my health.”

Based on nationally validated, evidence-based protocols and data from the organization’s electronic health record and practice management system, Phytel’s Proactive Patient Outreach system creates an electronic registry of patients that require preventive and chronic care. The technology identifies gaps in care, triggers automated messaging about recommended visits, tests or procedures, and tracks the results, including quality outcomes data for quality reporting. Physician practices can easily customize protocols based on their specific specialty needs.

“Physician-led population health management has become critical to achieving the patient-centered medical home model,” said Steve Schelhammer, CEO of Phytel. “By providing leading healthcare organizations like Ministry Medical Group with the ability to better monitor preventive and chronic care across their entire community, Phytel allows physicians to engage patients as active participants in their health and improve the overall quality of care.”

About Phytel

Phytel’s innovative population health management solution optimizes the value of the physician-patient encounter, and ensures a more proactive care model to improve the health of a patient population. Its comprehensive care coordination tools help care teams identify gaps in recommended care through integration with electronic medical record and practice management systems. A state-of-the-art registry of over 15 million patients nationwide uses evidence-based chronic and preventive care protocols to manage gaps in care delivery, track compliance, and measure quality outcomes and financial results. Phytel also helps physician practices achieve the patient-centered medical home model and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model, while assisting with meaningful use guidelines. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter at, and find us on Facebook at


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