Today’s EHR and HIT news includes updates from ADP Advanced MD on their new iPhone App and news from Greenway on becoming the first Ambulatory Health IT provider to join Healtheway and support eHealth Exchange.
ADP AdvancedMD Helps Physicians Untether from Office with New iPhone App
ADP AdvancedMD has announced availability of the AdvancedMD iPhone app. Since releasing its iPad app last year, AdvancedMD has seen adoption beat expectations, climbing to 25% percent of its customers. The new iPhone app allows for additional mobility and efficiency for physicians and their practices, allowing users to access files on the go, when desktop access – or even iPad access – is not convenient.
“We’ve designed the iPhone app with the same principles as the iPad app – with an emphasis on simplicity and secure access,” said Steven ZoBell, CTO and VP of Product Development, ADP AdvancedMD. “Physicians let us know that they didn’t need the entire EHR on their iPad, or on their phones, but that having key AdvancedMD features at their fingertips can make an enormous difference for productivity.”
More than 1,000 AdvancedMD users have already downloaded the iPhone app since it became available August 8, 2013.
“The new AdvancedMD iPhone app has liberated me from my office and improved my staff’s communication,” said Dr. Esteban Lovato of La Loma Medical Center. “While I’m with a patient at our other office or rounding at the hospital I can get my orders messaged on the spot, allowing my staff to be more efficient.”
Lovato can now access patient demographic information, messages and upcoming schedules immediately: “Seeing patient details on the go – such as next appointment type, problem list and histories – is a vast improvement and something I can do at any time. Siri on the iPhone lets me dictate a message that I can later upload into the EHR. This process has reduced my patient charting time by 30 percent.”
Greenway First Ambulatory Health IT Provider to Join Healtheway and Support eHealth Exchange
Greenway Medical Technologies has become the first ambulatory HIT solutions provider to join Healtheway, Inc. and support the national eHealth Exchange. Healtheway is a public-private collaborative that promotes health information interoperability to improve patient care, streamline disability benefit claims and enhance public health reporting.
The move by Greenway® is the latest example of the company’s market leadership and innovation. Greenway PrimeSUITE® was the first ambulatory electronic health record to be certified as a Complete EHR by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) under ONC 2014 Edition criteria and the first to be gold certified for Cerner interoperability under the Cerner Interoperability Certification Program. Greenway was the first company to announce successful data sharing between its solution at a customer practice and Epic Systems’ solution at an area hospital system, improving community care coordination. And earlier this year, Greenway was a founding member of the CommonWell Health Alliance, a multi-vendor, non-profit association committed to fostering national standards and processes for secure data sharing.
Greenway was also recognized in September 2012 as a “trailblazing company” by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for its effectiveness in improving consumers’ access to their health data and fostering greater direct involvement in their own health.