Titusville, FLA (PRWEB) April 23, 2013
Parrish Medical Center has launched a free mobile app with information and tools needed to manage day-to-day health. Among other benefits, the app provides interactive health trackers that allow a person to monitor weight, glucose, blood pressure, medication adherence, and other metrics that are essential to health and wellness.
The health app is available for download at parrishmed.com/app and includes health libraries from the Mayo Clinic, which covers more than 2,000 diseases and conditions. Persons with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, can use the Mayo Clinic content, along with the health-tracking tools, to assist them in managing their conditions day-to-day.
HealthBridge is PMC’s initiative to provide the right information, to the right patient at the right time to transform the health care experience for those it serves. This mobile app is an additional benefit for PMC’s large community of HealthBridge members. Membership into the HealthBridge program is free and allows community members to personalize health information according to their specific needs.
“Families are taking control of their health, and Parrish Medical Center is committed to giving everyone the tools they need to be active participants in their own care,” said PMC President/CEO George Mikitarian. “This new HealthBridge app allows us to reach community members on their own terms, at the moment they’re ready to learn, and in the way they prefer.”
Parrish Medical Center partnered with Axial Exchange to develop the app. Axial’s software solutions can be found in more than 30 hospitals across the country, and focuses on improving patient engagement and clinical outcomes. Axial won first prize in the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Partnership for Patients initiative on the Ensuring Safe Transitions From Hospital to Home Challenge run by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC).
“Axial Exchange is honored to work with Parrish Medical Center, which is a standard bearer in patient experience design,” said Joanne Rohde, CEO of Axial Exchange. “This partnership helps further Axial’s mission to engage patients in their own care.”
Visit parrishmed.com/app to learn more about HealthBridge and to download this free app for your mobile device.
About Parrish Medical Center
Parrish Medical Center, located at 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville, Florida, is a 210-bed, public, not-for-profit hospital serving North Brevard County for more than 50 years. The medical center has earned an “A” rating in the Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Rating Report twice in a row, a Gallup Great Workplace Award, the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital ProgramSM Award for An Outstanding Inpatient Experience, was named a Modern Healthcare magazine Top 100 Place to Work in Healthcare, and was a Spirit of Excellence Award Winner. PMC was voted America’s # 1 Healing Hospital three years in a row. The medical center has been awarded nine disease specific certification gold seals from the Joint Commission in acute coronary syndrome, breast cancer, diabetes education, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, palliative care, stroke and wound healing. It is one of only three hospitals in Florida and one of seven in the country to hold nine or more such certifications. For more information, visit http://www.parrishmed.com.
About Axial Exchange
Axial Exchange, Inc. supports our national journey from fee-based to performance-based healthcare. Axial’s products enable patients, and their caregivers, to take control of their health management. Through patient engagement, Axial’s customers are able to increase patient satisfaction, decrease unplanned readmissions, and improve overall affinity with the health system’s brand. Axial Exchange is backed by top investors, including Canaan Partners (http://www.canaan.com) and the Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayoclinic.org). For more information, visit http://www.axialexchange.com.