Healow integrates patient medical records from multiple EHR systems

eClinicalWorks has created a new business called Healow (Health and Online Wellness).

The $25 million investment is aimed to better connect patients, doctors, and medical data.

They started with the Healow mobile app.

The app is built on the back of eClinicalWorks’s Join the Network.

This is a secure system that allows the transfer of medical data to and from EHR systems designed by eClinicalWorks as well as their competitors.

Healow uses this ability to allow patients access to their medical records as well as to manage their own healthcare.

The app allows the patient to integrate the data from all of their healthcare providers. With this kind of access, the patient can get a full view of their medical history in one place.

In addition, the data can be used to help you manage your medication and appointments by setting up reminders. It allows you to enter notes into the app about things the patient would like to discuss with their physician, and it even allows for a secure way to send messages to the physician.

If their physician uses eClinicalWorks’s EHR, the physician can use the app to push data updates into the system as well.

This app is another example of how mobile technology can be used to integrate all the aspects of a patient’s care, improve the doctor-patient relationship, and keep the patient informed about their own healthcare.

Sources: Healow, eWeek

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Waqaar Khawar

Waqaar Khawar is a third year medical student at Ross University School of Medicine. Before medical school, he graduated cum laude from North Carolina State University in 2006 with a degree in Computer Science and worked in the telecom industry. Waqaar is interested in the future of integration of technology in medicine. His focus in iMedicalApps is primarily on news and research in cutting edge technology.

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3 Responses to Healow integrates patient medical records from multiple EHR systems

  1. Frank Ille February 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Having the technology in place to transfer medical data to and from eClinicalWorks EHR systems to competitive EHR platforms is great.

    Getting hospitals, provider networks and the associated security teams to approve and actually allow this is another story.

    I applaud eClinicalWorks for their efforts and hope the industry will adopt and use this technology.

    Frank Ille
    CEO
    HeathSaaS

    http://www.healthsaas.net

  2. howie wine February 24, 2013 at 1:38 am #

    they jumped the gun….their android app doesnt exist!

  3. Natalie Hackbarth June 24, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    I have this app and I love it. My kids (ages 23 and 21) also have the app and live away at college. They are covered under my insurance so must have their healthcare at ‘home’ versus where they live. They are able to easily request medication refills and communicate with their providers. One of my daughters received her lab results on her app and two days later received a paper copy in the mail. Love it.

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