Dossia has been working closely with MediKeeper, and we are very pleased that we have been able to achieve integration so quickly
San Diego (PRWEB) August 20, 2009
MediKeeper, a leading provider of personal health applications and consumer engagement technologies for patient, member, and employee wellness and adherence, today announced it has successfully completed its integration with the Dossia Consortia's application programming interface (API). MediKeeper is the first Dossia partner to complete integration with the newly created Dossia API and is now ready for implementation at Dossia Consortia members. The Dossia Consortia provides an independent, secure nonprofit infrastructure for gathering and securely storing information for lifelong health records.
With the completion of MediKeeper's integration with the Dossia Consortia's API, employees of consortia members can automatically populate all of the clinical data, claims data and prescription data fed into the Dossia repository into their own personal health record. The integration negates the need for employees to manually input all of the information into their health record themselves. Member employees will be able to view their own relevant health information within the MediKeeper solution, enabling the system's full value to be realized as the data is used to track information such as history, drug interactions, gaps in care and alerts. Employees will receive personalized alerts and information based on the data populated in the record, which increases engagement and value to both the employee and employer.
"This is another important step in MediKeeper's relationship with Dossia. We are proud of how quickly our engineering team was able to complete this project and that we are the first to complete the API integration. It is a testament to the quality of our team and the integrative power of the MediKeeper platform. We look forward to moving on to implementation," stated Ryan Tarzy, MediKeeper President.
MediKeeper was formally announced as a Dossia certified vendor in December 2008. Recently, the MediKeeper and Dossia engineering teams have worked closely to complete the integration of MediKeeper's Personal Health Information Management platform with the Dossia API. The integration leveraged the open source standards OAuth and OpenID.
"Dossia has been working closely with MediKeeper, and we are very pleased that we have been able to achieve integration so quickly," said Steve Munini, Dossia COO. "We are excited by the success we have attained thus far, and look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship."
Dossia's infrastructure is open-source, and made available to personal health application developers, such as MediKeeper, who share a commitment to maintaining a consumer's personal access to and control of health information. The infrastructure is designed to encourage vendor innovation for the benefit of patients and providers nationwide.
MediKeeper is a private company delivering web-based Personal Health Applications (PHAs) and technologies for patient-centered health information management. MediKeeper offers employers, health plans, and health care providers a robust and consumer-friendly package of customizable web-based tools and content to assist with their health and wellness programs, enhancing ROI while improve the health and quality of life for employees, members, and patients. The applications are built on top of MediKeeper's unique Personal Health Information Management platform, which enables industry-leading data integration, reporting, and user-interface customization. For more information, visit http://www.medikeeper.com.
Dossia is a non-profit organization consisting of several large U.S. employers who have united under a common vision: to empower their employees to make smarter more informed decisions about their healthcare. Through Dossia, they will leverage their combined influence to break down barriers to health information, which will help drive consumer-initiated change. The Dossia Founders group includes AT&T, Applied Materials, BP America, Cardinal Health, Intel, Pitney Bowes, sanofi-aventis, Abraxis Bioscience and Wal-Mart. For more information, visit http://www.dossia.org.
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