Howard Brown Health Utilizes Technology to Minimize Wait for STI Test Results

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Howard Brown Health and Healthvana, a patient engagement platform, announced a groundbreaking partnership to reduce patients’ wait times for STI test results. Patients of Howard Brown walk-in clinic can electronically receive their test results as soon as they are available, and schedule future testing reminders, using its Healthvana app. Since April 2015, over 2,500 Howard Brown patients have used Healthvana and 80 percent have checked their available results in less than one day, on average. Recently released CDC data on sexually transmitted infections shows STI rates are at historic highs with more cases of chlamydia reported in 2014 than ever before. Howard Brown Health and Healthvana are collaborating to make testing easier and more convenient for people in the Chicago area. Howard Brown and Healthvana comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy regulations, enabling patients to securely access their test results (negative and positive) and care instructions as soon as the laboratory results are ready. Howard Brown Health offers confidential and comprehensive testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including screening for viral hepatitis, on a walk-in basis six days a week at its clinic located at 4025 N. Sheridan Road. No appointment is necessary. See for more information.

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