EHR technology provider SRS has announced a partnership with Omedix, a company providing patient-portal systems. This partnership will allow SRS to offer its clients a next-generation patient portal that is fully integrated with the SRS EHR.
Capitalizing on its OpenPath™ technology, SRS will incorporate the patient portal so that it interfaces seamlessly with the EHR. The new product will be branded as the SRS Patient Portal and is scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2012. The SRS Patient Portal will be fully serviced by the SRS support team so providers will be able to deal directly with SRS for all issues regarding the portal.
“The patient portal fundamentally changes the way patients engage in their care and the way practices operate,” says SRS CEO Evan Steele. “We spent over a year vetting potential partners — as we always do — and know that in Omedix, we have a partner that is innovative and forward thinking. Our two companies share a commitment to providing technology that enhances productivity and frees physicians and clinical staff to focus their resources on patient care.”
“Patient engagement is the future of healthcare. Patients today want the convenience of online self-service, and practices must reduce costs by empowering their patients to communicate in more efficient ways,” says Josh Padnick, President & CEO, Omedix. “In SRS we found an ideal partner. The SRS EHR delivers high performance by making providers more efficient. Now with the SRS Patient Portal, practices can continue the trend by making patients more efficient, too.”