WARWICK, RI, SAN FRANCISCO, CA – December 10, 2015 – MEDfx and GenieMD have partnered to provide patient’s access to their longitudinal personal health records across a connected healthcare ecosystem to support more proactive engagement in their care and the care of their family members.
GenieMD is a global market leader in building patient software applications and solutions. MEDfx provides next generation technologies to connect data and workflows across healthcare enterprises and communities.
The healthcare industry is burdened with fragmented records, as most electronic medical record systems that providers use are not interoperable. Patients often visit with care providers whose technologies are unable to provide a seamless healthcare experience due to their inability to share records with other providers. This lack of interoperability is increasingly the cause of frustration amongst patients, who have to repeat information to support the care delivery process at various locations. Providers are challenged with managing patient care without access to the full history of patient health history. Also, patients are challenged with managing multiple portals and patient applications for each of their care providers.
MEDfx’s solutions help overcome these challenges by supporting interoperability standards. This allows organizations to leverage the technologies they’ve invested making workflow and data integration possible across those systems.
GenieMD and MEDfx have partnered together to offer a Connected Personal Health Record (PHR) mobile app fully integrated with the MEDfx Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution. This combined solution set will allow patients to communicate with any care provider across a connected community. Patients such as those with chronic diseases have multiple care providers across any given community. MEDfx and GenieMD’s solutions connect providers and enable 24/7 secure access and communications with any care provider connected to through the network. Patient Engagement is a key aspect of managing the health and wellness of a population.
“We are delighted to be partnering with MEDfx one of the leading providers of HIE solutions. We believe the combined solutions address one the most challenging issues in healthcare today. By providing a holistic view of the patient’s health to patients, providers and family caregivers, we eliminate unnecessary tests and enable better decision making across the care continuum.
GenieMD’s IBM Watson powered patient solutions can be used as a portal and accessed via any web browser. Additionally, the Connected PHR mobile apps are available for both iOS and Android devices. The Connected PHR is highly configurable and designed to support enterprise-wide patient communities,” said Dr. Soheil Saadat, Chief Executive Officer of GenieMD.
Colin Barry, CEO of MEDfx, “We are very excited about our partnership with GenieMD and introducing this combined solution to our provider networks. Lack of community connectivity has limited patient engagement and adoption of these types of technologies. Managing multiple patient portals has been a source of frustrations for many patients and left these technologies underutilized. Our goal is to put data in the hands of the providers and patient when and where they need it to drive quality of care.”
Since 2009 MEDfx has been implementing solutions to integrate systems, data and workflows across disconnected platforms in a healthcare community. MEDfx’s Lifescape solution offers a platform to support enterprise and community needs, for initiatives such as a connected ambulatory EMR-PM supporting full practice automation, healthcare data integration (HDi), standards-based bi-directional health information exchange and a comprehensive platform for analytics. MEDfx has built an open, cloud-based solution, integrated on the Lifescape platform, which provides value-added applications for targeted workflow and business value. The Lifescape Platform enables a connected community to support population health management.
GenieMD provides market-leading patient engagement portals and smartphone applications to help improve the quality of life by enabling people to live healthier and happier. GenieMD’s products empower people to become active participants in their care and the care of their loved ones. For patients requiring care, GenieMD’s solutions help with initial diagnosis, medication adherence, vitals tracking and better communication with doctors.