Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
More than 11,000 physicians throughout 28 states are now using DocbookMD, a HIPAA-compliant messaging application for smartphones and tablets.
In the past few months DocbookMD has significantly expanded market share in Florida and Missouri and launched the app in Nebraska, Oregon, Montana and Georgia, resulting in over 250% growth this year. In a highly saturated technology market, that kind of growth is astounding.
The need for a standardized communication tool for physicians is more important now than ever. According to a recent cross-sectional study of Medicare claims data, it was found that for every 100 Medicare patients a primary care provider sees, they must coordinate care with 99 other physicians across 53 specialties. In order to have coordinated care, these physicians must have a way to communicate effectively with each other.
There have been many efforts recently that aim to lower medical costs for patients, but few that would also improve health outcomes like opening communication between
“By focusing on patient care and improving physicians’ quality of life with an efficient, secure communication tool, DocbookMD provides a solution that’s different from everything else that’s out there,” says Dr. Tracey Haas, Family Physician and co-founder of DocbookMD.
DocbookMD is offered at no-charge as a benefit to state or county medical association membership, which allows physicians to have immediate access to their regional colleagues.
To meet the growing needs of their users and the rapidly-changing face of healthcare communication, the company is aggressively working to launch new features. In September, DocbookMD launched a new version of the app with a completely updated look and feel, upgraded messaging and an all-around faster experience. Today, DocbookMD is being configured so that a physician can add any DocbookMD message into the patient record. It is also poised to expand as a tool for wider patient-care teams, in order to help with care coordination across any type of practice setting.
“We’re trying to figure out how to give physicians what they really want but perhaps don’t know they need yet,” says Dr. Gueramy.
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An exclusive HIPA-compliant smartphone platform designed by and for physicians, DocbookMD allows physicians to share patient information and collaborate with their medical colleagues. DocBookMD is offered through county and state medical societies to their members and is currently available in 28 states. For more information, please visit: docbookmd.com
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