Practice Fusion is finally getting into the app business and is debuting a prototype of its native iOS mobile application for the iPhone at the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco. Practice Fusion currently has iPhone and Android applications in private beta testing. The mobile solutions will provide a free, lightweight and secure way for medical professionals to stay connected on the go and mark another step in the company’s aggressive mobile strategy.
These native apps will replace the somewhat kludgey, LogMeIn/browser based methods they have used to provide mobile access to Practice Fusion to date. Users have been clamoring for native iOS apps for quite some time now and it’s great to see progress being made towards a an easy to use lightweight app.
“Doctors love mobile technology. An estimated 80 percent of physicians have smartphones,” said Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion. “This prototype is the next step we promised our mobile-hungry medical community. Soon, our doctors will access their free EMR accounts anytime, anywhere securely with a free iPhone app.”
Practice Fusion is not limiting themselves to the iOS platform for iPhone and iPad. They’re also planning on Android applications that will give medical providers secure mobile access to records anywhere they have cell or WiFi reception using a free Practice Fusion EMR account.
The applications will function as a mobile medical office for viewing patient charts, reviewing lab results, responding to prescription refill requests, HIPAA-compliant messaging and contacting patients.
The company is planning on a first public release of the native iOS and Android applications early in 2012. and the native mobile applications will be offered entirely free, just like the company’s EMR system. You can learn more about Practice Fusion and sign up for your own free account here.