Collaboration Enables Information from Devices to be Seamlessly Shared with Medical Providers for Enhanced Care
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—March 27, 2015—eClinicalWorks®, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, today announces integration between its wholly-owned subsidiary healow® (Health & Online Wellness) and industry-leading wearable devices and fitness trackers. Data from these devices will seamlessly integrate into a consumer’s personal health record (PHR) via healow.com and healow mobile application as well as be available to that person’s medical provider, advancing care delivery.
According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, adoption of wearable technology is around 20% and rising. By integrating these devices with the healow platform, consumers will have usage information seamlessly updated on healow.com and the healow app, which will be included with their PHR. This information may also be shared with the users’ physician, with patient permission, and automatically enters the electronic health records (EHR) system. Monitoring daily habits leads to healthier choices, specifically for patients living with chronic diseases, such as diabetes or asthma. Linking a medical provider to these results improves outcomes by keeping the provider informed as well as enabling them to flag specific changes.
Several of the industry’s leading wearable device and fitness tracker companies have integrated data with healow, including Fitbit, iHealth, Jawbone and Withings.
“iHealth is dedicated to helping people lead healthier lives,” said Joseph Catalano, head of enterprise solutions for iHealth Lab, Inc. “We aim to help make it as easy as possible for individuals of all ages to take a more active role in managing their health with the influence of their medical provider. Our partnership with healow will allow us to extend the value of our devices and help patients take involvement in their health.”
“Withings broadens the capabilities of objects, turning them into smart connected devices,” said Cédric Hutchings, CEO for Withings. “By using mobile phones and computers as bridges and opening up its platform to a wide ecosystem, Withings provides users with a 360° health and wellness experience. We are excited to partner with healow and believe this is a great platform for consumers to access a consolidated view of their health information to ultimately improve their health.”
“A more informed patient is generally a healthier one,” said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “By giving consumers a single place to view their health records along with device and tracker data, it simplifies managing this information while keeping the quarterback of care, their physician, in the loop. Giving physicians a better informed idea of patient activities throughout the year can dramatically improve recommendations and outcomes. We are looking forward to teaming up with leading device companies in order to help healow evolve and make tracking healthcare easier for both patients and providers.”
This integration is available now. Please visit healow.com for more information and to download the mobile application for iOS and Android.
About iHealth Lab, Inc.
iHealth Lab, Inc.’s goal is to make it as easy as possible for individuals of all ages to take a more active role in managing their health. For more information, please visit www.ihealthlabs.com.
Withings is the company that leads the connected-health revolution. Founded by visionary innovators Cédric Hutchings and Eric Carreel, Withings creates products and services that empower people to track their lifestyle and improve their everyday wellbeing for a better long-term health. Emotional, flawlessly designed and simple-to-use, they seamlessly introduce cutting-edge innovation into people’s daily routine. Since 2009, Withings has built a range of products that covers the whole health spectrum including the Withings Pulse (activity tracker), the Smart Body Analyzer (smart scale), the Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor and Withings Aura (Smart Sleep System). Every piece of collected data comes to life into the Withings Health Mate application where users get coaching and motivation tools to shape every aspect of their health. Read more about Withings on www.withings.com.
eClinicalWorks® is a privately-held leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions. With physicians across all 50 states using its solutions, customers include ACOs, physician practices, out-patient departments of hospitals, health centers, departments of health and convenient care clinics. Twelve eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Awards during the past seven years, honoring excellence in electronic health record implementation. The company is second largest in the country for e-prescribing. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City, Chicago, California and Georgia. For more information, please visit www.eclinicalworks.com, Facebook, Twitter or call 866-888-6929.