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Of course, the purpose of this article is to highlight EHR and HIT News for May 1st. Today there is new hire news from Practice Fusion, as well as news from OmniMD on having been named a finalist in the Patient Portal for New Yorkers Challenge.
Practice Fusion Targets Consumer Expansion with User Growth and User Experience Executive Hires
Practice Fusion, the country’s largest doctor-patient community, announced today the addition of Lisa Bari, Associate Vice President of User Growth, and Stefan Klocek, Senior Director of Design, to the leadership team. These additions will play a central role in developing Practice Fusion’s consumer presence following the launch of Patient Fusion, the easiest place to book appointments with doctors and instantly access health records.
“Patient Fusion brings the power of our platform to a huge new audience,” said Ryan Howard, CEO and Founder of Practice Fusion. “Patient Fusion brings the power of our platform to a huge new audience,” said Ryan Howard, CEO and Founder of Practice Fusion. “Lisa and Stefan’s background in innovative, design-driven companies like Virgin America and Cooper Design perfectly complements our team’s expertise as we continue the massive expansion of our platform to patients across the country.”
Lisa Bari,who brings more than 10 years of experience in digital marketing and customer acquistion to her new position as Associate Vice President of User Growth. She will lead Practice Fusion’s User Growth team, including acquisition and engagement of new medical practices and patients on the platform. “It’s an amazing opportunity to come into a company at this stage of rapid growth–for both the chance to play a key role and the chance to work with such smart, talented people,” said Bari. “Practice Fusion is in a position to transform both the physician and patient market and it’s great to be a part of that.”
Stefan Klocek, a design professional with over a decade of experience will lead Practice Fusion’s design tame and drive the company’s user-focused product vision in his role as Senior Director of Design.
OmniMD Is Finalist in Patient Portal for New Yorkers Challenge
OmniMD has been named a finalist in the Patient Portal for New Yorkers Challenge, a design competition held by the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC.) The public presentations will be held in New York City on April 30 and in Buffalo on May 2. Winners of the competition will be announced on May 13.
“We are excited by this recognition for our OmniMD medical software developers and eager to show how our patient portal can enhance patient access to their health records online,” said Divan Da’ve, CEO and President of Integrated Systems Management, Inc., and its OmniMD division. OmniMD provides electronic health records, revenue cycle management solutions, and other medical software and services to over 11,000 providers.
“Designing a patient portal to the specifications of NYeC is a great fit with our expertise in developing electronic health records (EHRs) and other software for medical practices,” Da’ve said. “We are proud to showcase our portal at the public presentation in New York City.”
NYeC asked designers and developers to submit patient portal prototypes, and the general public was encouraged to vote for their favorite portals based on user friendliness, format and design. The finalists will show their prototypes to a panel of selected patients, physicians and experts who will evaluate each prototype and select a winner.
Each presentation will demonstrate the various features of the patient portal, show five important use cases (Ease of Login, Consent Modification, Audit Access, Medical Record Access, Patient Inbox), and why the features are important and unique. After the competition, NYeC will begin building the portal and coordinate its function on top of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY), a secure network for sharing clinical patient data across New York State via Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs.)
The Patient Portal will allow patients to access their personal health information online, safely and securely. Once patients log into the portal, they will be able to see who has viewed their medical records as well as grant access to select providers to view their medical records online.