The Health Endeavors’ One Touch Health App created by Apple and Google was approved by Medicare for patients to use. One Touch Health App was created for Medicare patients in order to sync their health records from the past four years onto their smartphone or mobile device.
The data collected includes inpatient, outpatient and prescription drug records with weekly updates. Once a patient syncs their health records onto the app, the patient can choose to share their information with a family member or new doctor.
“Our focus is to achieve 100% interoperability with the patient at the center of getting and sharing their health records. The intent of our website Get Your Health Record, YouTube Channel and Amazon book is to teach the consumer, hospitals and health care providers how to achieve total interoperability,” said Kris Gates, CEO, Health Endeavors, according to Business Wire.
A few of the reasons Health Endeavors believes a mobile health record is important include:
- Providing easier access to providers by having records in one place
- Coordinating health care information with new doctors, clinics or hospitals
- Ensuring health records are current and accurate
- Avoiding repeat tests and procedures
- Allowing patients to keep a backup of records in case they get lost
- Ability to manage family records on one app
One Touch Health App uses data-driven information and sends secure text messages to consumers based on diagnoses, gender, procedures and more. For instance, a diabetic patient could get a text notification that their eye exam or LDL-C test is coming up.
Health Endeavors also launched the Direct Message Health Record Exchange for consumers that want their health records directly on their phone with a direct message. The exchange between the doctor and consumer uses a direct message address that is secure and encrypted.
In the future, a Health Endeavors’ Patient-Centered Health Forum will be held to discuss assisting health care providers with total interoperability, improving quality measure completion rates and ensuring data-driven care management.