INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2015) -, inventor of the world's leading Healthcare Relationship Management platform, announced today that it has been included in Gartner's 2015 Hype Cycle Report for Healthcare Provider Applications, Analytics, and Systems alongside technology giants Google, Facebook, IBM, and others.

The company was included in the Patient Engagement and Persuasion Analytics category, defined by Gartner as the toolset for combining clinical, social, and behavioral data to develop effective engagement programs and improve the overall health status of populations. 

"hc1 is exclusively dedicated to personalizing the healthcare experience for patients and providers through high-impact, high-value solutions," said Brad Bostic, CEO, "Engaging providers with patients across the entire care journey -- from healthy to acute to chronic -- is just one way we are playing a critical role in maximizing the quality of service in healthcare."

Gartner also bestowed a "high" benefit ranking for patient engagement and persuasion analytics, which highlights the importance of this emerging market segment in healthcare technology.

"Healthcare providers must quickly transform how they operate in response to the rise of consumerism, increasing competition, and changing payment models," said Bostic. "By organizing massive volumes of live, previously disjointed data into provider and patient profiles automatically, hc1 drives personalized engagement to position healthcare leaders for success in this new paradigm."

About is the leading healthcare cloud CRM company focused exclusively on personalizing the healthcare experience for consumers and providers. As the creator of the healthcare relationship management category, hc1 automatically translates clinical and business data into insight while driving action, accountability, and personalized communications.

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