Tag: Electronic Health Record

Blue Button community calls for a Crowdvote on the best app

The Blue Button community and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT asked patients and caregivers to cote for the applications that best manage their health and financial health data. A “crowdvote” was called to determine which of these new apps should be crown as winners of the challenge and receive $35,000 in prizes.

Personal Health Record app underscores importance of using patient friendly medical terms

PocketHealth is a patient app developed by Cognovant as a mobile Personal Health Record (mPHR) available for the iPhone, iPad and Android platforms. This is an ambitious and comprehensive app based on Electronic Health Record features for individual use. It’s stated purpose by the developer is to allow consumers to take control of their health data and care for their own personal use and to share with their providers. It is encrypted and stored solely on the device.

New developer challenge announced for ophthalmology imaging & patient records

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the Ocular Imaging Developer Contest, a new Investing in Innovation Initiative (i2) developer challenge, focused on ending the fragmentation of ophthalmological imaging and patient record-keeping technologies. Ophthalmology specialists use a variety of measurement and imaging devices during exams to produce data and images in […]

Kaiser releases patient health records native app for Android, with only web app for iOS users

Recently, Kaiser Permanente (KP), one of the largest healthcare organization, made an announcement that affects its 9 million patients. The organization has released an app for the Android platform which allows patients to access their medical information from virtually anywhere. The app provides full access to patient information that currently resides on the KP health record system. Additionally, KP now has a mobile optimized website which allows members to also access their information via any mobile device platform. This website is accessible via a smartphone’s mobile browser and includes users of Windows Mobile phones, Blackberry and even the iPhone.

HealthBridge Health Information Exchange deployed for greater Cincinnati area

While electronic medical records have many benefits, they are often limited by the fact that different EMR’s do not communicate with each other. Even with the consolidation of healthcare in many areas within a few large systems, if a patient goes between an Epic-system and an Allscripts-system, they are still out of luck. That, however, […]