Conshohocken, PA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014
This past year, WE...a hui for health, a program that provides health screenings to under-served communities throughout Hawaii, partnered with Estenda Solutions, Inc., among other health agencies, to design a patient portal for those who do not have access to vision screening and health care.
The WE Portal, which was implemented into Estenda’s existing Comprehensive Disease Management Program (CDMP) software, was first deployed in April 2013 at the Hana Health Fair on the island of Maui. Participants were given a $5 gift card to move throughout the different health screening stations, including retinal, cancer, insurance, and kidney disease, and were sent a follow-up email with a link to the WE Portal, containing personalized health information and education specific to their responses and screenings from the fair.
Estenda’s CDMP software is a customizable, wed-based, clinical data management platform for care providers and patients. It was designed with the capability and functionality to host patient portals that can be tailored to meet the needs of specific clients and projects. CDMP provided the WE Portal with the ability to carry out complex work flows that aligned the procedures and goals of the health agencies with information collected from the participating patients.
WE...a hui for health and its partnering health agencies conducted 54 events in Hawaii using the WE Portal. The data collected through interviews and surveys following these events were not only valuable to the portal development, but to the health agencies themselves in terms of understanding the demographics and desired education methods of the people they provide services to. Over 80% of participants reported that they would access health information after the event and they would welcome the information through smart phone or email, making the WE Portal a desirable method.
WE...a hui for health believes that their innovation has facilitated concepts of ownership of medical records in those who participated and fostered important conversations between health providers about how health information can be shared. WE...a hui for health plans to continue improving patient portals to provide more services to more people.
About Estenda: Estenda Solutions is an ISO 9001/13485 certified, global project consulting and custom software development firm, focused on bringing innovative healthcare initiatives from concept to reality. Estenda Solutions collaborates with healthcare providers, research professionals, and industry to create innovative solutions. Estenda’s goals are to continuously provide tools to enable better patient care and self-management. Estenda has a rich history of work in chronic disease management, patient-centered medical home solutions, home monitoring, public health, telemedicine and clinical decision-support designing, and developing intelligent, integrated patient care and management solutions. For more information, visit http://www.estenda.com.