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App brings health records to smartphone

SCOTTSDALE — Health Endeavors has released One Touch Health “Smart Record” app on Apple and Android.

The app puts the consumer in control of their health record and applies data-driven intelligence to the consumer’s health data.

The consumer may request or send their electronic health record using direct messaging. “This is the beginning of the end of interoperability issues in health care,” Kris Gates, CEO of Health Endeavors.

In addition, once the data is imported into the app, data-driven intelligence generates Things to Complete – Healthy Activities. For example, a diabetic can receive a text message notification when their retinal eye exam, foot exam, LDL-C test or annual visit are due.

Within the app, a care plan with health education videos, checklists, screenings and instructional information is populated based on the patient’s diagnoses, procedures, age, gender and many other factors.

The web version has been in use since January 2017 by Chronic Care Management (CCM) 99490 Medicare beneficiaries.

Other app features include:

A journal for daily entry of goals, health observations and tracking of bood pressure, body mass index, glucose and weight.

Trends resulting from the journal tracking are also available to share with health care providers.

And a directory includes all health care providers treating the individual or their family members.

Screenings that generate a referral; e.g. based on the results of a hearing screening a provider referral, is also prompted.

The app also allows for chat and video chat with a health coach or clinical staff.

Upon a patient’s discharge to home from a surgery or an emergency department visit, the app keeps track of a care plan, including providing health education videos, checklists. Discharge instructions are also generated, and the app can note inaccuracies in health records.

The technology also benefits health care providers by assisting them with quality metrics, population health analytics and data-driven care management.

Health care providers also can contribute claims, clinical, laboratory and pharmacy data in bulk transmission to supplement the consumer’s record.

Kris Gates, Health Endeavors’ CEO, released the One Touch Health “Smart Record” book on Amazon on February 2, 2018. The book details the company’s evolution to One Touch Health “Smart Record” and the need for further change in health care.

Information provided by Health Endeavors.