Hackensack, NJ (PRWEB) September 02, 2015
Hackensack University Medical Center (“HackensackUMC”) has chosen MphRx as its partner to respond to President Obama’s call to improve the interoperability of electronic health records as part of the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative.
HackensackUMC is implementing MphRx’s application called Forward (based on the company’s flagship Minerva platform) to help patients easily send their clinical records to the health system. MphRx, in turn, seamlessly integrates the patient clinical records with the clinical systems at HackensackUMC
Dr. Shafiq Rab, M.D., MPH, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at HackensackUMC said, “It is imperative that we advocate for the patient. For Healthcare Delivery to become efficient, outcomes to improve and costs to decrease, the portability of clinical data is essential. At HUMC, we believe that the patient is central to all activities. We are committed to interoperability, FHIR and the Argonaut Project. We are grateful to our partners MphRx who are dedicated and committed to the challenge and share our belief.”
Jeremy Marut, Director of Enterprise Architecture at HackensackUMC said, “If we’ve learned anything in this endeavor it is that we are indeed facing a challenge. Even systems that do communicate don’t do so easily. We are fortunate to work for leaders committed to changing healthcare, to have a team working with passion as well as a partner like MphRx motivated to change healthcare.”
Through Forward, MphRx enables patients to securely pre-fill visit forms, update their demographics, report relevant patient data and upload prior medical history from the comfort of their homes, even before arriving for their scheduled appointments. In essence, Forward allows patients to upload their entire patient history, including medical images (from DICOM CDs), clinical documents, CCD-A records, PDFs and even images through a secure, encrypted and HIPAA compliant platform using an engaging and easy to use web and mobile interface.
Varun Anand, Co Founder of MphRx has been working very closely with HackensackUMC on this project. He states the following: “There is a very subtle and powerful difference in the way MphRx uses FHIR – it’s at the very heart of our data model. Our platform leverages the standard from the ground up, providing the much needed flexibility while building applications without compromising on interoperability. We found great partners in Dr. Rab and his team at HackensackUMC, who not only share our vision but are committing valuable resources to execute it.”
Modi Boutrs, Lead Systems Analyst at HackensackUMC stated that, “The interoperability between health systems, combined with the ease of use will make all the difference. This implementation not only makes it easy for patients to share their records with us, but also enables providers to have access to the information even before they come in for their appointments.”
MphRx is a healthcare technology company, headquartered in New York City with offices in Florida, New Jersey and New Delhi. It’s Minerva platform is currently being used at several large health systems globally to improve continuity of care and patient outcomes [collaboration]. The cloud based platform has been used to aggregate over 30 million patient records and is used every day by physicians and patients to access them using easy to use web and mobile applications.
MphRx uniquely aggregates and stores the clinical records as native Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). The platform uses existing healthcare standards to aggregate and leverage the FHIR standard to build applications that drive care collaboration between providers and patients.
About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county's first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,717 beds, more than 10,000 employees and 3,300 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings - maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. HackensackUMC is one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for nine years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 13 years in a row. The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 23 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women's and Children's Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital and Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide's list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is the Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: http://www.HackensackUMC.org.