iBlueButton® and ICEBlueButton® from Humetrix Provide Continuity of Care and Help Meet CMS Requirements for Patient Tracking
Award-Winning Apps that Put Individual Health Records in the Palm of Patients’ Hands
on Display this Week at AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo
Humetrix Booth: 1450
Washington, D.C. October 6, 2014 - Can mobile apps help ensure continuity of care for patients transitioning from acute to post acute care? With iBlueButton from Humetrix, on display in Booth 1450 October 6-7, AHCA/NCAL Convention and Expo at the Gaylord National Resort, patients securely carry their medical history with them on their smartphone or tablet, allowing any clinician to instantly access their medications, current conditions, or provider names and contact information. In addition, Humetrix’s ICEBlueButton app helps long term care facilities to comply with CMS requirements for emergency preparedness and patient tracking. These requirements ensure these facilities be able to locate their residents when they are evacuated in an emergency or disaster situations.
iBlueButton is available for iOS and Android devices, and allows patients and their caregivers to download their Medicare, as well as VA and TRICARE health records to their smartphone or tablet, and receive EMR visit or hospital discharge summaries sent by Direct messaging. With their records securely aggregated and stored on their own devices, patients can share them when they transition between acute and long-term care settings. By providing patients with their own health records, iBlueButton reduces the risk of medical errors and costly redundant tests resulting from an incomplete picture of the patient medical history. iBlueButton costs $9.99 to download.
“Long-term care facilities are dedicated to providing the highest levels of care to their patients who often experience multiple transitions of care between acute and post acute care facilities, ensuring that they have and communicate all relevant medical information upon admission or discharge is of paramount importance,” said Dr. Bettina Experton, Humetrix’s CEO. “iBlueButton arms patients, their family caregivers and healthcare providers with a complete history for every medical encounter, ensuring that everyone responsible has all of the relevant information to ensure the best clinical outcome.”
Humetrix will also demonstrate its ICEBlueButton in case of emergency app, which was recently recognized at the White House Disaster Preparedness Demo Day on July 29, 2014. ICEBlueButton allows anyone to create an ICE (in case of emergency) record that is easily accessible to EMTs or ED physicians in an emergency situation or disaster scenario. Medical personnel can scan the individual ICEBlueButton QR code – which might be on a phone’s or a tablet’s lock screen, a sticker on a bag or patient gurney, a refrigerator magnet, or a wallet card – with any broadly available QR code scanner and quickly learn of current medical conditions, medications, drug allergies, or other pertinent medical information. In addition to providing critical information, when activated, ICEBlueButton can automatically generate an email to emergency contacts, such as family members, and nurse care managers, or attending personnel at a long-term facility that shows the map location of the patient. ICEBlueButton. ICEBlueButton is free to download on the App store and Google Play, and the auto-alert feature is available via in-app purchase for $19.99/year.
Humetrix also offers “ICE Packs” which feature an assortment of magnets, wallet cards, and stickers imprinted with personal ICE QR codes, online at the ICEBlueButton store. ICE Packs are priced at $14.99 and $24.99.
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