eClinicalWorks's healow and Wearable Device Companies Align to Offer Enhanced Care

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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WESTBOROUGH, MA: eClinicalWorks, a provider of ambulatory healthcare IT solutions has announced that it is planning to get productive data into its EHR. To make this possible the company has announced that healow (Health & Online Wellness), an online portal that markets and publicizes practice and converts open schedule slots to booked appointments has partnered with wearable devices and fitness trackers.

With this agreement, data from the devices and fitness trackers will integrate into the client’s personal health record using healow.com and its mobile application. The data is made available to the customers’ medical provider as well so as to advance the treatment in case of emergency.

Based on the survey done by PricewaterhouseCoopers – providers of industry-focused audit and assurance, consulting and tax services to public, private and government clients in all markets, adoption of wearable technology is around 20percent and more. The integration will help the customers to get daily updates on their health conditions which in turn would lead to healthier choices. For patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes or asthma, the healthcare providers who get updates can take care of the situation appropriately.

“A more informed patient is generally a healthier one. By giving consumers a single place to view their health records along with device and tracker data, it simplifies managing this information while keeping the quarterback of care, their physician, in the loop. Giving physicians a better informed idea of patient activities throughout the year can dramatically improve recommendations and outcomes. We are looking forward to teaming up with leading device companies in order to help healow evolve and make tracking healthcare easier for both patients and providers,” says Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder, eClinicalWorks.

“iHealth is dedicated to helping people lead healthier lives. We aim to help make it as easy as possible for individuals of all ages to take a more active role in managing their health with the influence of their medical provider. Our partnership with healow will allow us to extend the value of our devices and help patients take involvement in their health,” says Joseph Catalano, head of enterprise solutions, iHealth Lab.

Some wearable device and fitness tracker companies that have integrated data with healow, include Fitbit, iHealth, Jawbone and Withings.