Our goal in adopting new technology is to enable our physicians to do their job more efficiently, which has a direct correlation to improving patient outcomes.
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 16, 2014
DocbookMD, a HIPAA-secure mobile communication solution created by Austin-based physicians Tracey Haas and Tim Gueramy, announced today it has signed an agreement to deploy its Docbook Enterprise solution to MHMD Memorial Hermann Physician Network of Houston, Texas.
“We are excited to partner with MHMD to bring a new level of communication security and efficiency to one of the largest Accountable Care Organizations in the country,” says Dr. Gueramy, CEO of DocbookMD. “In the age of smartphones and tablets, Docbook Enterprise is becoming a must-have mobile communication tool to help physicians around Texas and the country provide better care to their patients.”
DocbookMD launched its Docbook Enterprise solution in November of last year to help large hospitals and healthcare groups better manage their critical communications and care-team workflow. According to a 2013 Ponemon Institute study, medical clinicians in the hospital waste an average of more than 45 minutes per day due to a reliance on outdated technologies, which costs the average hospital nearly $1 million per year, not including time wasted on other communication inefficiencies.
“Our goal in adopting new technology is to enable our physicians to do their job more efficiently, which has a direct correlation to improving patient outcomes,” says Dr. Shawn Griffin, Chief Medical Information Officer of MHMD. “When we looked for a mobile communication solution we wanted one that allows our physicians the easiest user experience possible without sacrificing functionality. DocbookMD’s clear workflow advantages and ability to connect our physicians at MHMD to one another as well as to other physicians within the greater Houston community made it the obvious choice.”
Gueramy notes that a major difference between DocbookMD and other competitors is its ability to connect physicians to other physicians and healthcare resources in a region. “Our competitors take a closed-network approach to connecting physicians, which means physicians within a hospital or group can’t communicate securely outside the organization. DocbookMD’s guiding vision has always been to break down barriers that prevent physicians from sharing critical communications that help them provide superior patient care. That’s why DocbookMD is the only secure mobile communications app exclusively endorsed by medical societies in 41 states. Outside of the Enterprise solution, medical society members can use the app to communicate with each other, and their care teams, free of cost.”
For more information about our Docbook Enterprise solution, visit docbookmd.com.
DocbookMD, built by physicians for physicians, is a rapidly growing HIPAA-secure messaging application for smartphones, tablets and PC’s, with over 25,000 physician users across 41 states. By putting doctors in control of the technology and transcending practice settings and other medical technology solutions, DocbookMD enables the kind of immediate, secure communication that is changing the face of healthcare. Learn more at docbookmd.com.
About Memorial Hermann Health System
An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and more than 20,000 employees, serves to advance health in Southeast Texas and the Greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 12 hospitals include three hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, including Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, TIRR Memorial Hermann and the Texas Trauma Institute – a level I trauma center which houses the Life Flight® air ambulance. The system also operates eight suburban hospitals, a second rehabilitation hospital in Katy, three Heart & Vascular Institutes, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, three Ironman Sports Medicine Institute locations, cancer centers, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home. As an Accountable Care Organization, the system also offers employers health solutions and health benefit plans through its wholly owned Memorial Hermann Health Solutions. Learn more about the Memorial Hermann Health System.