Sunset Community Health Center Selects MyHealthDirect to Enable Digital Patient Access

Sunset Community Health Center Selects MyHealthDirect to Enable Digital Patient Access
Yuma County FQHC makes accessing care easier for patients with improved call center efficiencies and online patient self-scheduling


Nashville, TN, August 22, 2019MyHealthDirect, the national leader in digital care coordination solutions, announced today that Sunset Community Health Center (Sunset) will leverage its platform to make access to primary and specialty care easier for its 35,000 patients. Sunset, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), operates out of 13 clinic sites throughout Yuma County in the extreme southwest corner of Arizona. Family health care site locations are strategically located in designated health professional shortage areas and/or medically underserved areas throughout Yuma County to better assist the patient population by providing them with a medical home.

With the MyHealthDirect platform, Sunset will improve scheduling within its centralized call center, where patients call in to book an appointment. While on the phone, patients will answer some simple questions, and those answers will guide the agent to the most appropriate provider and appointment time for that patient.

Sunset will also enable patient self-scheduling on their website. Following the same question and answer process, patients will be able to schedule an appointment online with the best-fit provider. The platform ensures bookings are accurate while also making the experience much more convenient for the patient because they can book any time, day or night, from any Internet connected device. Once booked, either by phone or online, patients receive a smart phone calendar reminder that includes instructions for their appointment.

“We are a patient centered medical home, making it imperative that we continually expand our capabilities to meet our patients’ needs,” said Ross Turney, chief information officer at Sunset. “With MyHealthDirect’s digital care coordination platform we will be able to quickly and confidently connect patients with the healthcare resources they need, helping us realize our vision of building healthier communities and improving the quality of life for those we serve.”

MyHealthDirect’s platform will integrate directly with Sunset’s NextGen EMR and practice management system giving schedulers a real-time view into provider calendars. Physicians using the solution can optimize their schedules and protect their calendars by automating their scheduling protocols and business rules.

“Sunset Community Health Center has done an incredible job of acting as a healthcare safety net, providing much needed healthcare services and education to those that need it most,” said Tom Cox, CEO of MyHealthDirect. “We are pleased to work alongside such a wonderful group and help them further their mission to improve the health of their patients by making access to care easier for all.”

About MyHealthDirect

MyHealthDirect, an Experian company, is a leading provider of digital care coordination solutions, partners with many of the nation’s largest health systems and health plans to make it easy for people to access healthcare. Our intuitive technology guides consumers to the right care and enables real-time scheduling through any access channel: on the web, in call centers, and in provider offices. Through our consultative services, we bring insights and actionable analytics to our customers, improving outcomes and enhancing the patient experience. Learn more at