Tuesday, February 15, 2011

MEDecision to Release Mobile Application for Access to Clinical Summaries

InFrame Mobile App Enables Users to View Clinically Validated Electronic Health Records on Smartphones, Tablets and Other Devices

WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDecision, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative health management solutions, today announced that it is launching a mobile application that will enable physicians and other clinical users to access MEDecision Clinical Summaries — clinically validated electronic health records — through smartphones, electronic tablets and similar portable devices.

MEDecision offers tools to facilitate the health management and performance process for physicians and accountable care organizations (ACOs) through its InFrame™ portfolio. The latest milestone in MEDecision’s mission to increase the ubiquity of electronic medical information, the new InFrame mobile application will deliver richer, more accurate and actionable data to the point of care. It is designed to help physicians, ACOs and patient-centered medical homes manage the healthcare process for patients as they transition to different settings throughout the care continuum. The application will be available through the Apple iTunes store beginning March 30.

According to Manhattan Research Company’s 2010 “Taking the Pulse” survey, some 72 percent of U.S. physicians currently use smartphones. That figure is expected to rise to 81 percent by 2012. Additionally, many clinicians believe that mobile applications will become a major platform for healthcare users.

“Mobile applications and the devices that deliver them are the future of technology in general and health IT in particular,” said Eric Demers, executive vice president and chief strategy officer at MEDecision. “With the InFrame app, we’re putting critical health information at the fingertips of those who need it virtually anywhere at any time. It’s the perfect representation of our longstanding commitment to innovation that fosters collaboration and health information exchange, and another reason for health plans and providers to turn to MEDecision for the innovations they need to ensure better outcomes for their members and patients.”

With the MEDecision Clinical Summary, care providers have access to a summarized overview of an individual’s medical history, including: a medication list, conditions list, admissions history, an emergency room visit history, gaps in care and a list of recently-received services. MEDecision’s Nexalign® service compiles a member’s current and historical medical data from multiple sources. Analytics built on evidence-based medicine and best practices are applied to this information to create care plans and highlight treatment opportunities. This actionable insight is then delivered to care providers as a secure mobile application through InFrame.

The actionable insight within MEDecision Clinical Summaries can help reduce duplicative testing, facilitate more appropriate medication therapies, reduce admissions, and lower costs. Most importantly, MEDecision Clinical Summaries help care providers to make vital decisions based on more complete and consistent patient information.

MEDecision will demonstrate the InFrame mobile application in its booth (#2563) at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition February 20-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

For more information about MEDecision, please visit www.MEDecision.com. Follow the company on Twitter at @MEDecision and on Facebook at www.MEDecision.com/Facebook.

About MEDecision

MEDecision offers collaborative health management solutions that provide a way for payers and providers to harness the power of knowledge to enable the best clinical decisions, engage patients and improve health outcomes. Designed around a patient-aware health management philosophy, MEDecision’s solutions include Alineo®, a health management platform for delivering outcome-driven case, disease, utilization and behavioral health management; InFrame™, a set of tools to facilitate the health and performance management processes for physicians and accountable care organizations; and Nexalign®, MEDecision’s health decision support service that applies analytics to information gathered from multiple sources to foster better business and clinical decisions on a patient’s behalf. For more information, visit www.MEDecision.com.

MEDecision is a trademark of MEDecision, Inc. The MEDecision logo and product names are also trademarks or registered trademarks of MEDecision, Inc. Other product and brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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