Olio Launches Healthcare Communication Platform


Olio, the only communication platform that digitally connects hospital and physician teams with post-acute providers around the patient’s episode type, announces the national launch of its technology platform.

“Olio started as a consulting firm aimed at improving alignment between acute and post-acute providers,” said Ben Forrest, founder and CEO of Olio. “After saving millions and improving clinical outcomes, it was clear the market needed a lasting, scalable way to solve the communication puzzle in the episode of care.” Designed in collaboration with hundreds of healthcare providers – Olio was developed so providers could more easily manage the complex needs of their patients, thrive in value-based/ risk arrangements, and eliminate unnecessary workflows; all while communicating dynamically and securely about their patients’ condition.

Olio’s platform closes the communication gap between acute and post-acute providers, so patients receive more coordinated care, improving clinical outcomes. The platform combines features essential to the unique requirements of achieving insights into the patient condition throughout the entire episode of care:

  • Digital Connectivity: Olio provides hospitals and physician teams with visibility into patient location, condition, and clinical effectiveness of their partners across the care continuum.
  • Real-time Communication: Olio’s digital communication platform connects acute and post-acute providers, making direct, real-time communication possible.
  • Episode Specific: Episode specific progress logs and care protocols ensure both acute and post-acute providers have the essential information to provide the best care to specific patients’ needs.
  • Secure Platform: Olio is built on a HITRUST certified infrastructure that is both ISO 27001 certified, SOC 2 Type 2 audited, and has full HIPAA and GDPR/Privacy Shield compliance programs in place to ensure the security of protected health information.

“The primary goal for every physician is getting the best clinical outcome for each patient”, said R. Michael Meneghini, MD; Director, Indiana University Health Hip and Knee Center. “Patients benefit from greater collaboration and communication between the acute and post-acute care teams after a hospitalization or procedure. Olio enables this communication with a truly unique and unmatched technology platform, giving the care teams the ability to make informed decisions that provide the best care for patients.”

“We’re committed to restoring our patients to their highest potential through kind, compassionate medical care”, said Philip Heer, Regional Director of Operations TLC Management, Inc. “We are utilizing Olio to enable greater collaboration between our care team and our patients’ acute care teams. Our commitment to our patients’ health outcomes led us to use the Olio platform and we’re thrilled with the impact it’s having.”

Olio has partnered with progressive Midwest providers, who are engaged in value-based arrangements including BCPI-A, ACOs, and other risk-bearing healthcare reimbursement models. In coordination with the national launch, Olio is in the process of implementation with additional health systems, physicians, and post-acute providers committed to technology enabled solutions to improve patient care and experience across the care continuum.

About Olio

Olio closes the communication gap between physician teams and post-acute care providers, so patients receive more coordinated care. Physicians receive immediate visibility into patient care beyond the hospital. Care coordinators gain access to specialty specific progress data on patients. Hospital systems improve financial performance as a result of increased clinical effectiveness. For more information, visit www.olio.health.