Cedar Announces Partnerships With Leading Comprehensive Health Systems AnMed Health and Shannon Health

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Cedar, an innovative patient engagement and financial technology platform, today announced partnerships with two leading comprehensive health systems, South Carolina-based AnMed Health and Texas-based Shannon Health, to enable an improved end-to-end patient financial experience. 

"As South Carolina's largest independent, not-for-profit health system, residents of upstate South Carolina and Northeast Georgia have depended on us for quality healthcare for more than 100 years," said Christine Pearson, chief financial officer at AnMed Health. "Our partnership with Cedar is another example of our commitment to making healthcare more convenient, personal and responsive to the needs and preferences of each patient."

"At Shannon, our goal is to provide patients with the most compassionate and efficient service, while also ensuring the highest quality care," said Julian Beseril, chief financial officer at Shannon Clinic. "Over the past 85 years, we've always prided ourselves on growing with our community to serve its healthcare needs. Our partnership with Cedar will allow us to serve the financial needs of our patients in a more convenient and modern way." 

Cedar's patient engagement platform provides all tools to personalize the patient financial journey and standardize revenue cycle management in a single platform. Through an end-to-end solution that streamlines the billing process, Cedar helps providers expedite financial clearance, optimize patient collections and deliver seamless, consumer-centric experiences.

With Cedar, AnMed Health and Shannon Health will be able to engage more effectively with patients pre- and post-visit. Following Cedar's recent partnership with Waystar, patients will have access to pre-visit pricing estimates and payment options, in addition to self-service check in. After receiving care, patients will then have access to customized digital bill payment options based on a variety of unique factors and preferences. 

"At Cedar, we aim to foster mutually beneficial relationships between patients and providers through proven expertise and modern technology, so we are always looking to partner with innovative healthcare providers who are looking to uplevel their patient experience," said Florian Otto, CEO and co-founder of Cedar. "Integrating Cedar directly into AnMed and Shannon Health's existing Epic EHR systems will seamlessly personalize the care journey from pre-visit registration and post-visit billing, so these health systems can focus on providing the best possible care for their patients."