Innovative reporting format helps physicians improve standards of care
NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medivo, a New York-based healthcare IT company, today announced the launch of its free PatientPath reporting platform designed to revolutionize the way physicians use lab results to easily identify patients needing follow-up office visits. PatientPath is designed to help healthcare professionals be more effective at patient outreach leading to improved health outcomes and practice quality metrics as well as increased high-complexity patient visits.
Once registered for PatientPath, physicians receive a monthly patient registry organized by condition, last lab test date, and test results. PatientPath is free to physicians and does not require any IT investment or resources from a physician's practice. Medivo works directly with local, regional and national labs to organize patient lab data and deliver to physicians in a secure, HIPAA-compliant environment.
PatientPath reports focus on a broad array of conditions relevant to multiple specialties where testing is a key part of treatment. For example, one PatientPath report focuses on diabetes, a chronic condition that afflicts millions of people in the United States and requires consistent ongoing care. Many medical practices are not properly equipped to track patients across multiple disease states to provide adequate follow-up with patients needing new office visits or lab tests. PatientPath helps practices reach out to diabetes patients when additional care is needed. PatientPath reports focus on a broad array of conditions relevant to multiple specialties where testing is a key part of treatment.
"As physicians, we are adept at handling problems right in front of us, when the patient is in the room," said Jason Bhan, MD, a family practitioner and co-founder of Medivo. "The problem occurs once the patient leaves. We don't have effective ways of following up, checking in or monitoring ongoing compliance."
PatientPath can also help practices track quality score metrics and measure physician performance. Physicians can see how effective they are in helping patients control their condition and remain compliant with treatment.
In addition, physicians can invite their patients with chronic conditions to join Medivo support programs that will remind patients when to get new lab tests and then visit their doctor. Patients also receive patient-friendly explanations of their test results as well as additional educational materials about their condition.
"Medivo PatientPath and its diabetes patient support program took no work on my part, and was incredibly simple and useful for my patients. Over the course of the program, Medivo helped identify over 100 of my diabetic patients that otherwise might not have been tested and received follow-up appointments," said Dr. Rucker, a Family Physician from Kentucky.
Medivo Inc., a healthcare IT company, is dedicated to helping save and improve lives through faster and easier access to quality health care. Medivo's free services and tools are revolutionizing the way physicians and patients leverage lab testing to make better decisions leading to improved health. Medivo enables physicians to improve care with tools that identify gaps in patient lab testing and treatment, increase testing compliance, and provide fast and convenient access to a network of thousands of labs. Medivo enables patients to better manage their health and have more meaningful interactions with their doctors through access to testing and monitoring tools, easy-to-understand explanations of lab results, and relevant education information. The company raised $7M in Series A funding in 2011 led by Safeguard Scientifics. For more information, visit our website at www.medivo.com
SOURCE Medivo Inc.