One of the current competitive areas of development within mobile medical technology at the moment is providing HIPAA compliant communication between physicians.
This is not an easy task with numerous regulations and security issues to take into account. Despite this, there have been a number of entrants to this field including Medigram among others.
The latest to join is Mediprocity, a “secure compliant suite for physicians to collaborate, connect and refer patients”.
Mediprocity aims to take advantage of cloud technology to allow patient information to be transferred without the use of a fax machine.
Mediprocity have taken the level of communication a step further by the development of a fully encrypted platform and mobile device system that has a number of API’s for a number of software platforms including EMRs.
One unique point about Mediprocity is that it has built in software to allow the referral of patients to other specialists using Mediprocity. While iMedicalApps has not tested this functionality, it certainly appears promising if it works as advertised.
Physicians and healthcare providers can set up their “My Practice” group on the main platform online and have referrals archive in the “My Practice” group for easy tracking and follow-up.
A referral is sent via the app, viewed on the app and stored online in the “My Practice” group.
In terms of security, the Mediprocity website notes:
“A secure medical file transfer system to and from a central service using triple-layer encryption. We are protected by Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) the standard HTTPS, 256-bit encryption, 4096-bit RSA and another proprietary layer.”
The Mediprocity app is currently available for iPhone/iPad and will be available on Android soon.