Providing patients with access to their health records electronically, via a "patient portal," delivers a number of benefits that improve the transitions of care from one healthcare provider to another. A successful portal is instrumental in educating patients about their health, and removes barriers to easy interaction between providers, patients and family members.
For healthcare providers, making patient information available via a portal within four days of treatment is an important part of Meaningful Use 2 (MU2) compliance. But securely sending and receiving patient data that originates from various content sources is an ongoing challenge for many providers. To address this issue and to help facilitate provider adoption of patient portal systems, Kodak Alaris has partnered with Access My Records (AMR) and Inofile to create a comprehensive solution for health information exchange between physicians, care providers and patients. The solution solves workflow challenges and enables secure, standards-based patient information exchange, contributing to HIPAA compliance. It also provides a method to replace faxing with the addition of document scanners from Kodak Alaris and Kno2 software from Inofile.
This turnkey solution enables doctors to easily Direct Message unstructured and structured patient information as a Continuity of Care Document (CCD) or Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) to the AMR Patient Portal, whether they are using an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, a paper-based system, or a hybrid system. As data is received from multiple facilities or practices, it is automatically organized into the AMR Patient Portal. This gives patients a complete view of their detailed health information from participating physicians, service care providers and other sources within an organized, search-friendly platform.
"Kodak Alaris announced its new ConnectCare Solutions portfolio for the healthcare industry at HIMSS14 earlier this year," said Jody Miller, Director of Healthcare Solutions, Kodak Alaris. "At the same time, we also unveiled Direct Health Messaging with Inofile's Kno2 software. Now, thanks to our new partnership with Access My Records, AMR's Auto-Create patient portal solution extends that functionality by giving our customers the ability to share health records with their patients using AMR's ONC-certified patient portal."
Combining Kodak Alaris' ConnectCare Solution (www.kodakalaris.com/go/connectcarenews) featuring Inofile's Kno2 software with AMR's patient portal solution, the end-to-end offering transforms scanned paper healthcare documents into structured electronic patient information that can be transmitted using Direct Messaging within the DirectTrust framework, exchanged among providers, and viewed and shared by patients. Direct Messaging is a new, secure, standards-based method of exchanging patient information and transitioning patients between care providers.
"Our solutions revolutionize patient data exchange for the healthcare industry and provide a unique value to our partners, like Kodak Alaris, while offering providers a comprehensive portal solution that directly engages their patients," said Leonard Tambasco, CEO, Access My Records. "By collaborating with Kodak Alaris and Inofile, we're collectively offering a turnkey data exchange solution that creates greater flexibility and compliance for healthcare providers seeking options to efficiently and cost-effectively implement a patient portal for health information exchange."
About Kodak Alaris' ConnectCare Solutions
Efficient health information exchange begins with Kodak Alaris' ConnectCare Solutions. Achieve provider interoperability by capturing, creating, and exchanging vital, structured, standards-based patient information. Transform your healthcare communications with Direct Messaging, a secure fax alternative method enabling providers to comply with government mandates and Meaningful Use requirements. Connect your continuum of patient-centered care with a foundation of world-renowned imaging hardware, software and solutions. To learn more, please visit www.kodakalaris.com/go/connectcarenews.
About Kodak Alaris' Document Imaging Division
Kodak Alaris' Document Imaging solutions enable customers to capture and consolidate data from digital and paper sources, understand and extract valuable insight from the contents, and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. Our offerings include award-winning scanners, capture and information management software, an expanding range of professional services and industry-leading service and support. With customers ranging from small offices to global operations, Kodak Alaris delivers superior systems and solutions to automate business processes, enhance customer interactions and enable better business decisions.
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About Access My Records, Inc.
Access My Records, Inc. (AMR) is a leading provider of advanced patient portal solutions for integrated and non-integrated environments. Through partnerships with EHR/EMR software companies, hospitals, and HIEs, its ONC 2014 Certified patient portal (AMR Patient Portal 2.0) provides a modern and easy-to-use access of patient data to patients. AMR has been providing patient-centric solutions since 2005. For more information, please visit http://www.accessmyrecords.com.
Inofile technology creates vital links to simplify healthcare. Its groundbreaking software solves one of the most complex and overlooked problems facing healthcare, transforming unstructured medical information into a common, standards-based format. Inofile connects the healthcare continuum with simple, cost-effective technology designed to integrate into any patient care setting. Learn more at www.inofile.com.