Medfusion, a leading provider of patient experience solutions, announced the latest version of its patient experience platform which is the first to aggregate clinical, scheduling and financial data all in one place from every major EHR and practice management system.
Multiple partners and clients have moved quickly to take advantage of the platform, including Dr. Footprint and Blue Laurel. The new technology will be showcased at the Healthcare Information Management Society and Systems 2018 Conference (HIMSS18).
Medfusion serves 40,000 providers, 14.5 million patients, and hundreds of thousands of consumer users and supports over 60 different EMRs and patient portals, including the largest acute care and ambulatory EHR systems. New capabilities to be released at HIMSS18 include: billing aggregation across multiple practice management platforms, appointment-specific notes, cross platform appointment reminders and enhanced clinical data aggregation and sharing.
“As an industry, we have fallen far short when it comes to empowering patients with useful access to their own data,” said Kimberly Labow, CEO of Medfusion. “Our approach with Medfusion’s Patient Experience Platform is to bring together all types of patient data, including appointments, self-scheduling and billing, from all types of EHRs and PMSs. This not only empowers patients with a complete view of their healthcare experience, but it also makes it much easier for the clinicians and researchers they want to engage with, to make that data useful to the patient.”
Medfusion’s technology is API-enabled so that others can utilize the technology to advance their causes. At HIMSS18, Medfusion will be sharing the success of several clients and recent partnerships including:
Dr. Footprint, a peer-to-peer medical record sharing company, is using Medfusion’s API to allow patients to collect and share their health record data, along with their genomic and social data. The startup anonymizes the data and allows patients to search under aliases for matches by genetic, procedural or environmental specifications and then view matches to learn what like-minded or like-treated patients are doing.
“Medfusion’s access to over 140 million patients representing the top medical record vendors across the U.S. healthcare market is what attracted us to their platform,” said Ed Spiegel, Founder of Dr. Footprint. “The reach and relative ease of pulling medical data has enabled our patients to create dynamic medical, genetic and environmental ‘footprints’ to compare with others as they navigate complex, rare conditions.”
Blue Laurel offers a personal health record service to give consumers access to their health data and quickly check insurance eligibility. The company is using Medfusion’s APIs to provide users with their medical record information across various patient portals and provider EHRs. “We knew Medfusion had an expertise in patient portals that we couldn’t build from scratch,” said John Caruso, Founder and CEO of Blue Laurel. “By partnering together, we’ve been able to build a service that helps patients gather their health information in one place so they are able to make more informed decisions about their care.”
Medfusion is redefining healthcare IT by centering on the information needs of the patient. The company’s technology breaks down communications barriers between patients and providers while driving revenue and efficiencies for providers. Medfusion’s comprehensive Patient Experience solutions include an industry-leading EMR-agnostic portal that drives patient engagement, a flexible patient self-scheduling solution, a robust portfolio of healthcare APIs and a consumer mobile app which aggregates medical records so patients can access their health information with ease. For more information, please visit medfusion.com.