Press Release: KVC Health Systems to Use Klara Messaging App

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Press Release: KVC Health Systems to Use Klara Messaging App
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KVC Health Systems to Use Klara Messaging App

KVC Health Systems partners with Klara Technologies, Inc. to roll out use of the Klara Messaging App in healthcare system communication.

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, October 6, 2016 / -- Leading nonprofit behavioral healthcare and child welfare organization, KVCHealth Systems, Inc. (KVC), will use messaging platform, Klara, for secure medical messaging with clients, patients and internally across its healthcare system. KVC will become the first partner to use Klara in behavioral health management. The Klara rollout will begin with KVC Hospitals which serves more than 3,500 youth and adults each year at its psychiatric hospitals. KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital in Kansas City, KS and KVC Wheatland Hospital in Hays, KS have started using Klara. Soon Klara will become a part of the work in other subsidiaries: including KVC Kansas which serves more than half of all children and families involved in the Kansas child welfare system. Klara is projected to be expanded to the subsidiaries: KVC Nebraska, KVC West Virginia, and KVC Kentucky. Klara will be a helpful tool for KVC’s over 1,400 professionals at 34 locations nationwide who serve more than 60,000 people each year.

KVC’s mission is to enrich and enhance the lives of children and families by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education. Klara will aid KVC systems in fulfilling this promise.

“We are always looking for innovative ways to use technology to simplify our team’s work and elevate the care we provide,” says Jason Hooper, President and CEO of KVC Health Systems. “By using Klara for secure medical messaging, we will make care more convenient, accessible and beneficial for the tens of thousands of people we serve.”

KVC Hospitals is a nonprofit organization that each year serves thousands of youth and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and feelings of violence. It offers acute/inpatient and residential psychiatric treatment. KVC uses innovative, evidence-based treatment approaches to ensure each person’s safety and wellbeing.

“Our partnership with KVC is an exciting opportunity to bring mental and behavioral health services into our mission to change healthcare in the US. Access to mental and behavioral care is just as critical to our mission,” says Frederik Mueller, Director at Klara.

Klara is a healthcare messaging tool, for iOS and web browser, which enables users to collaborate on a single patient-centered platform. The instant messaging tool allows teams and providers to communicate among each other, across systems, with patients and external referring professionals.

KVC is integrating Klara into system workflows as it is uniquely suited to improve efficiencies, triage communication and cut-down on risk posed by non-secure, inefficient messaging systems such as traditional email.

“Email is a protocol, not a platform, therefore, it doesn’t work well in healthcare communication,” says Vivek Nanda, Head of Sales Operations at Klara. He further explains: “Information is lost within those multiple email threads and people are missed. This is where Klara brings transparency, everything happens in one patient thread and providers can be added and removed when needed, but nothing is lost and no one is missed, resulting in better outcomes and lower error rates.”

Klara is available for use by solo-providers to large enterprise-level organizations such as KVC. Medical doctors, therapists, behavioral specialists, social workers, as well as pharmacists and labs, find value using Klara in optimizing workflows through more efficient communication.

About KVC Health Systems, Inc.

KVC Health Systems, headquartered in the greater Kansas City area, is a private, nonprofit organization and a national leader in behavioral healthcare and child welfare. It enriches and enhances the lives of over 60,000 children and families each year by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services, and education. KVC is endorsed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a national best practice organization and accredited by The Joint Commission, considered the gold standard in healthcare. Learn more at

About Klara Technologies, Inc.

Klara was founded in 2013 with the vision to change the broken healthcare experience by directly connecting doctors and patients through technology. Klara’s secure and HIPAA-compliant medical messaging platform allows providers and patients to centralize all their medical communication in one simple and secure app. Learn more at

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Simon Lorenz, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Klara

Coming from a family of doctors, Simon was destined to become a doctor too but became intrigued instead by the business and services side of healthcare. He decided to join one of the leading management consulting companies in Germany, working to improve efficiency and performance in healthcare as well as in other industries. In parallel, he wrote his Ph.D. thesis on performance optimization in hospitals, which was later published as a book. In 2013, he and Simon Bolz founded Klara with the mission to transform communication in healthcare, so every patient can receive great care.

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