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Personal health record launched in Clay County, West Virginia

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Personal health record launched in Clay County, West Virginia

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  • 1. United States LoginFront Page Arts Business Education Environment Government Industry Lifestyle Sports Tech OtherSaturday, March 2, 2013 RSS E-mail New sletters Put PRWeb on your site ContactPersonal Health Record Launched in Clay County, WestVirginia Matthew McCallAn innovative Personal Health Record System titled "HealtheMountaineer" is currently KRM Associates Inc.being piloted in Clay County, West Virginia. The system allows patients to log in 304-876-6600 Emailonline and review medical records, lab results, immunizations, and more.Shepherdstown, WV (PRWEB) August 25,2010Patients of Primary Care, a rural clinic in Clay County, ...this project potentiallyWest Virginia now have the ability to review medical represents an affordable andinformation and contribute to their healthcare througha secure internet portal as of June 1st, 2010. This nationally adoptable approach toprogram aims to benefit patient health while facilitate the meaningful exchangeimproving the overall quality of care provided. ThisPersonal Health Record (PHR) is titled and use of health information.HealtheMountaineer, and ties directly into PrimaryCare’s existing Electronic Medical Record (EMR)system. A collaborative effort between KRM Associates Incorporated (KRM), the West Virginia Health ImprovementInstitute, Dr. Sarah Chouinard, and the staff of Primary Care is responsible for this innovative technology project.The HealtheMountaineer system currently allows users to login and review information maintained by their doctorsuch as diagnoses, immunizations, lab results, vital signs, and medications. Users are also able to input andtrack personal information such as weight, height, blood pressure, or medically relevant data not currently stored intheir provider’s EMR system; patients may then share this with their provider to better coordinate medical care.Through the integration of online chat, patients are also able to communicate directly with staff for administrativetasks, such as appointment scheduling. KRM plans on incorporating additional features as the project expandssuch as user rights delegation, health dashboarding, and patient education materials. The site is available topatients at http://www.healthemountaineer.com.KRM modeled the initial project design after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)’s MyHealtheVet project.Developed by the VA, this solution provides online access for veterans to health services and medical records, andhas been recognized as a leading example of online patient interactivity throughout the medical industry. By usingthe insights of professionals who participated in the MyHealtheVet project as well as ongoing feedback by endusers and medical staff, the HealtheMountaineer project is continually being crafted to address the needs andconcerns of providers and patients alike. Once the pilot phase is completed, the solution will be made availableunder an open-source licensing structure.West Virginia is a recognized national leader in the use of open-source healthcare technology. Primary Care, alongwith over forty other clinics statewide, utilizes a system titled Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS).This open-source solution, developed by Indian Health Services (IHS), is well suited to meet the needs of rural,ambulatory clinics. Additionally, MedSphere™ has developed an open-source derivation of the VA’s ElectronicMedical Record system titled OpenVistA, which is currently installed in seven state hospitals. For this projectHealtheMountaineer interacts directly with RPMS, and is capable of being integrated with not only the state’s open-source EMR systems, but practically any federally compliant solution.In order to ensure broad interoperability, the project was created using federally published and widely acceptedindustry standards. By following guidance provided by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), the PHR usesopen standards for participation in Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), supporting the national initiative for thehealthcare information sharing.“Over 1000 West Virginia patients are now enrolled in the pilot project,” said Keith McCall, President of KRMAssociates Incorporated. “The cost savings to providers of open-source technologies are clearly demonstrated inWest Virginia; this project potentially represents an affordable and nationally adoptable approach to facilitate themeaningful exchange and use of health information. It is our immediate hope to make this solution available topatients and providers throughout the state to demonstrate an effective method of improving healthcarecoordination while supporting meaningful use.”### PDF Print Please visit our website News Center Why PRWeb About Vocus How It Works Contact Us
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