AT THE ANNUAL HEALTH 2.0 CONFERENCE IBLUEBUTTON® BRINGS:
"YOUR MEDICARE IN YOUR HANDS"
Del Mar, CA – October 7, 2012 – On the stage of the Health 2.0 conference on October 8, 2012 in San Francisco, Humetrix will demo its ground breaking iBlueButton® 3.6 apps. With these latest upgrades, iBlueButton brings to 48 million Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers a revolutionary mobile tool to directly access and share, at the point of care, a usable 3-year medical history originated from Medicare.
With iBlueButton 3.6, Medicare Blue Button® text files are automatically accessed and downloaded onto the patient mobile device under the consumer direct control, when needed, especially at the point of care when decisions are made and the need for an up to date medical history is critical to ensure patient safety and cost effective care. To present useful information to both patients and consumers, iBlueButton automatically parses and decodes Blue Button text files, translating ICD9, NDC, CPT, NPI codes into English and displays the decoded data into organized tables of problem and medication lists, past encounters divided into hospitalizations, ER visits, outpatient care, imaging services and tests and procedures.
A mobile app, always in your hands when needed, iBlueButton is a lifesaving care coordination and care management tool with the App real time query function of multiple public databases to provide patients and their caregivers specific drug information with possible side effects. The Apps also generate Warnings when patients note either side effects and/or whether or not they are taking a prescribed and filled medication which information is then transmitted at the time of the encounter when, on demand, the patient securely and easily transmits his Blue Button record to the physician he is seeing using the App’s proximity Push technology.
iBlueButton is a practical View, Download and Transmit mobile tooI for both patient and provider use, and provides a scalable and truly "consumer-mediated" health information exchange solution, where the patient is always engaged, always in control, directly providing and consenting to the sharing of his own records to the providers of his choice, when needed.
Capitalizing on the use of ubiquitous mobile devices used today by over half of Americans, iBlueButton directly responds to the recent Institute of Medicine’s call to reduce the over 30% of health care spending waste and thousands of preventable deaths every year mainly caused by the lack of up to date information at the point of care.
iBlueButton 3.6 was developed as a result of the Federal Government call for innovation in the Blue Button Mash Up challenge to capitalize on both the Health Data and Blue Button Initiatives. Delivering on this Federal call for innovation, iBlueButton will be shortly available on iTunes for millions of Americans to use and have their health care truly in their hands, when needed and at the same time help the Federal government and the American taxpayer save $ billions in costly, redundant and potentially dangerous care-getting the best of their Medicare at the right price.
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