iBlueButton from Humetrix Honored In Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition
Humetrix recognized for leadership in Electronic Health Records Category
Del Mar, Calif., December 18, 2013 - – Humetrix, an innovator in developing mobile medical apps, announced today that is has been recognized by this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition, a unique CIO-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare. Humetrix’s iBlueButton app received top honors in the EHR category.
iBlueButton is available for iOS and Android devices, and allows patients and their caregivers to download their health records to their smartphone or tablet, consult it during a doctor’s appointment, and share the contents with the doctor they are seeing. iBlueButton ensures that everyone – doctor and patient – are working with a complete view of the patient’s health history, empowers the patient, and reduces the risk of medical errors and costly redundant tests caused by having an incomplete picture of the health history.
“There are more than 200,000 preventable deaths in US hospitals every year,” said Dr. Bettina Experton, Humetrix’s CEO. “iBlueButton is designed to put the patient in control, by arming them with their complete medical history at every interaction, and ensuring that everyone responsible for their care has all of the relevant information.”
“The Fierce Innovation awards celebrate the companies who are leading the charge to boldly transform healthcare delivery,” said Wendy Johnson, FierceMarkets’ healthcare group publisher. “We were overwhelmed by the number and the quality of the applications we received.”
Honorees were selected by a distinguished panel of CIOs and other executives from renowned U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems, including Mayo Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. A complete list of judges can be found at www.fierceinnovationawards.com/healthcare/2013/judges
Winners were selected based on the following criteria: impact on quality of care and patient outcomes; impact on care efficiency; impact on healthcare information exchange; technology innovation; financial impact; market validation; compatibility with existing health IT systems; end-user experience and overall level of innovation. A complete list of winners can be found at https://www.fierceinnovationawards.com/healthcare/2013/
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