Empire launches Sydney on September 1; New app offers better digital health care support to members
We’re excited to announce the launch of Sydney – our new mobile app that runs on intelligence – as part of our digital strategy. Launching September 1, 2019, the new app replaces Empire Anywhere and provides the same services that members receive from Empire Anywhere, plus we’ll phase in other features and new capabilities over time. In return, members will get a truly integrated mobile experience with even more personalized information to fit their unique needs. These changes will lead to a more personal experience, better engagement and improved health outcomes.
Beginning September 1, members enrolled in our commercial health benefit plans* (including those plans members purchase on or off the Health Insurance Marketplace) and Medicare health benefit plans will have with Sydney a personalized health assistant that connects questions to answers – and people to the right resources. It's all part of a more seamless digital experience, bringing together fully integrated benefit details, claims information, care finder tools, access to spending accounts and wellbeing programs. Members can download Sydney at the app stores starting September 1.
As part of our rollout efforts on September 1, Empire will also launch – using a phased approach – a digital solution called My Family Health Record (MyFHR). MyFHR offers several benefits for members and providers. Members will be better able to manage their own health, address care gaps, and have the ability to download electronic medical records (EMR) from one or more providers. With MyFHR, members will also have the ability to share EMR information with family, caregivers, and providers.
Watch for information on future enhancements to Sydney and MyFHR in upcoming editions of Provider News.
*Excludes Medicaid health benefit plans.
September 2019 Empire Provider News