Lincor launches product portfolio

Nashville-based medical technology solutions provider Lincor Solutions Inc. has launched a portfolio of products for delivering its patient engagement technology to hospitals and health systems.

Powered by technology that provides access to clinical, administrative and entertainment systems within a single platform, Lincor’s LINC product portfolio offers solutions for increasing patient satisfaction scores, improving clinical outcomes, reducing unnecessary readmissions and facilitating electronic health record (EHR) adoption, the company said in a release.

The introduction of LINC, which replaces MEDIVista, follows the company’s June hiring of two key officials (read more here) and its March announcement it had moved its headquarters to Nashville (read more here).

New links between hospitals’ Medicare reimbursement and their performance on patient satisfaction surveys, readmission rates and the Meaningful Use of EHRs have made patient engagement a financial imperative, according to Lincor CEO Richard Cooke (pictured). In the first year of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, for example, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services charged 2,213 hospitals about $280 million for excess readmissions.

“Lincor is dedicated to empowering patients by giving them the tools and technology to become engaged in and informed about their care. Given the new reimbursement environment, we understand there’s a lot at stake for hospitals,” Cooke said in the release. “Our new products provide a range of user-friendly solutions that can be adopted individually, or combined, to meet hospitals’ unique goals around HCAHPS scores, readmission reduction, and technology adoption.”