On Thursday, the team at Medfusion shared with mHealthWatch details of its latest efforts to simplify healthcare records.
In order to provide patients with a “one-stop destination” for all of their medical records, the patient engagement platform has developed a consumer mobile application called Medfusion Plus.
For decades, if patients wanted access to their medical records, they had to request and pay for a paper copy, which could take several days if not weeks. With the advent of portals, patients gained electronic access to certain portions of their medical records as created at the individual provider level, but this information was never available all in one place
But iOS and Android device users can now aggregate and access their healthcare records onto their mobile devices.
“Providing patients with access to their healthcare data and putting them at the center of data exchange is key to solving interoperability,” says Chris Fierer, Director of Innovation and Medfusion Plus Solution Manager. “Patients should have a complete view of the care provided to them across multiple provider settings–hospitals, physician practices and from their wearables. We believe patients should play a more significant role in their care, and the only way they can optimize the quality and efficiency of that care is to have a total, accurate view of their medical records right in the palms of their hands.”