- New Service Securely Stores Physicians’ Digitized Medical Records and Electronic Medical Records in Central Online Repository, which Currently Hosts Nearly 10 Million Medical Records
- Authorized Users Can Securely Access Medical Records in the Cloud-Based Repository
- Repository Provides Backup for Disaster Recovery
SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MediConnect Global today announced the immediate availability of the Provider Network Offering, a first-of-its-kind free service that allows healthcare providers hosting, authorized access and exchange of digitized and electronic medical records in the National Secured Archive (N.S.A.), MediConnect’s secure, cloud-based medical record repository.
Using MediConnect’s Provider Network Offering, physicians and other caregivers within a provider network can upload both digitized paper records and electronic medical records (EMRs) into the fully HIPAA-compliant N.S.A., the largest repository of its kind, approaching 10 million records. After the records are uploaded, and at the physician’s request, MediConnect’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) enables patients to access their health information using myMediConnect, MediConnect’s free online personal health record (PHR) portal. Patients and providers within the network can also authorize access to physicians outside the network as well as insurance payers, who can access the medical records through RapidRetrieve, the company’s proprietary workflow system for insurance providers.
“The Provider Network Offering for physicians is designed to alleviate their burden of managing the increasing demand for the release of patient medical records to health insurance payers and other authorized parties,” said Amy Rees Anderson, CEO of MediConnect. “Physicians who take advantage of this offering will be able to deposit patient records into the N.S.A. and simply redirect any future requests for medical records to MediConnect for processing. All of this is done at no charge to the physicians.”
When paper medical records are digitized, uploaded and made accessible through MediConnect’s HIE, the proper data elements are indexed so the information is correlated to the patient, the physician and the location of the physical record — making it easy to search, locate and manage the information. Indexing also allows records to be delivered back to the physician, tagged to allow easier online access as well as the ability to import the record into any EMR system. MediConnect’s N.S.A. also acts as a free option for providers to store a secure electronic backup of medical records, which is especially helpful in disaster recovery situations.
“With our HIE, we are providing global access to medical records for authorized users as needed at each step along the healthcare process,” added Anderson. “By securely keeping this information centralized in the cloud, and allowing physicians and patients free access through our Provider Network Offering and the myMediConnect PHR, we are empowering individuals to take control of their own health and helping to improve patient care by giving physicians access to the critical information they need, when they need it.”
About MediConnect Global
MediConnect Global Inc. (www.MediConnect.net) is the worldwide leader in innovative medical record retrieval, digitization and management for organizations and individuals. As one of the largest cloud-based health information exchanges, MediConnect uses patented delivery processes to help organizations turn inefficient processes into centralized, Web-based workflows that increase project transparency and dramatically reduce time and cost. The company is equally committed to empowering individuals to take control of their own healthcare, which begins with ownership of the information found on their medical records. All MediConnect users benefit from the largest single repository of medical records gathered from throughout the world—approaching 10 million strong. All MediConnect products and services feature strong HIPAA standards-based security.
MyMediConnect (www.myMediConnect.net), MediConnect Global's personal health record (PHR) and consumer division, offers a highly secure online consumer health portal that gives users a centralized and easy-to-use repository for all of their personal and family health information. myMediConnect's multiple features and services empower individuals everywhere to take ownership of and control over their own healthcare in a fully HIPAA-compliant environment.
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