Humetrix Delivers EHR Interoperability Today, Showcasing Solutions
That Empower Patients at CES On The Hill
Award-Winning Suite of mHealth Apps Includes iBlueButton for Consumer-Mediated Health Data Exchange and SOS QR for Emergency Preparedness
Washington, D.C. April 19, 2016 - As government and industry leaders work toward electronic health record (EHR) interoperability, Humetrix will demonstrate its iBlueButton solution for consumer-mediated exchange at the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) Seventh Annual CES On The Hill event tonight. iBlueButton solves the interoperability challenge today by allowing consumers to assemble, annotate and share their medical records securely on their own mobile devices wherever they receive care. Humetrix will also demonstrate its award-winning SOS QR emergency app. CES on the Hill takes place from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Rayburn Office Building.
Humetrix's HHS/ONC multi-award winning mobile health apps have been designed by a team of healthcare professionals and technologists to provide an immediate solution for interoperability. By giving consumers control over their own health data, Humetrix’s apps empower patients, improve care and ensure personal safety. The company will demonstrate:
|•||iBlueButton makes it easy for users to securely receive their electronic health records from Medicare, Medicaid, VA, TRICARE/DoD, and certified EHR systems on their own mobile devices; the app allows them to annotate, store and share their information at any point of care securely with their own devices.|
|•||SOS QR is an emergency and personal safety application showcased by the White House for disaster and emergency preparedness, which allows users to call for help and lets emergency responders access users’ emergency records in English, French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Portuguese. SOS QR, and another Humetrix app – TENSIO – have been recognized as innovative patient care solutions, as part of the National Health Service (NHS) England Innovation Test Beds program. The program is designed to test technology innovations on a large regional scale with the goal of modernizing how the NHS delivers care. Seven Test Bed sites were selected from 33 NHS regional applicants, including the Sheffield City Region where Humetrix is taking part.|
“Interoperability does not need to be an obstacle to empowering patients. Instead, we should be encouraging patients to be their own data exchange operators, using the mobile tools that exist today to access, aggregate, annotate and share their medical history wherever they receive care,” said Dr. Bettina Experton, Humetrix’s CEO. “Your medical information in your own hands is the most powerful tool you have to ensure that you are prepared in any situation and receive the best possible care. It is critically important that patients have access to the tools and technologies that allow them to take control of their own healthcare. Empowering patients with their own data is the cure for interoperability, healthcare waste, and medical errors, the third leading cause of death in the United States today.”
iBlueButton is available for iOS and Android devices and allows millions of Americans and family caregivers to receive, update, store and share their health records, securely on their mobile devices. By providing patients with their own health records, iBlueButton reduces the risk of medical errors and costly redundant tests resulting from an incomplete picture of the patient medical history. iBlueButton is the only application, which can receive and aggregate records from DoD/ TRICARE, VA and Medicare.
About SOS QR
With its iPhone based GPS and communications capabilities, an Apple Watch running SOS QR becomes an alert system. Traveling abroad a user who becomes injured or needs help in an emergency can call their primary contact with a tap on the Watch and speak with them, even if their phone is not accessible. When they press the app’s SOS button, it will also send a message with your GPS location to all your designated emergency contacts. When help arrives, emergency responders can scan the QR code set on the Watch, iPhone or Android device and access the health information you choose to share, including medications and allergies The app automatically adjusts language and medical terminology in English, French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Portuguese.
SOS QR is free to download from the App Store or Google Play. There is a one-time in-app purchase of $9.99 to use the SOS button calling and messaging capabilities.
Humetrix offers a suite of mobile medical apps for consumers, providers, healthcare organizations and government agencies around the world that empower anyone to take control of their healthcare decisions and improve patient provider communications. The company is committed to improving patient safety and enabling more cost effective healthcare.
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