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Medisafe Brings Interoperable Med Lists to EHRs

December 13, 2016

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Medisafe, the leading personalized medication management platform with almost three and a half million patient and caregiver registered users, announced today that, as part of an initiative led by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), it successfully demonstrated medication list functionality with electronic health records (EHRs) during a live groundbreaking proof-of-concept demo at the annual Connected Health Conference in Washington D.C. Patients will now be able to access their medication lists from multiple provider locations using the Medisafe app in a fully secure HIPAA-compliant environment.

The live app demo showed the promise of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), a framework of standards for healthcare data, authorization, and UI integration that seeks integrate medical apps into diverse EHR systems at the point of care. Data from both Cerner Corporation and Epic Systems, two of the largest electronic health record (EHR) vendors in the U.S., was successfully integrated into the Medisafe app using FHIR, thereby enabling patients to pull a consolidated list of their medications from different locations (i.e. hospitals, doctors' offices, clinics) in one place. 

The event also featured a panel discussion with patients and healthcare providers focused on how these FHIR-based solutions could be rolled out in 2017 to allow consumers to view their medication information across different hospital systems or doctor's offices that use different EHR systems in one location.

Medisafe is a personalized medication management platform addressing all major causes of non-adherence. Far more than a pill reminder app, Medisafe is a cloud-based platform that personalizes content, resources and interventions — such as educational videos, coupons and motivational messages — based on each user's regimen, condition and specific circumstance.  Medisafe fosters collaboration between patients, their loved ones and healthcareprofessionals through caregiver tools and reports, and helps the care continuum reduce avoidable hospital admissions and sustain quality care initiatives. Medisafe three million patient and caregiver users who have recorded over 370 million successful medication doses on their iOS and Android smartphones and tablets and contributed 125,000 user reviews that average 4.5 out of 5 stars in the App Store and Google Play app stores.

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