Enabling patients and practitioners to get more from each consultation and the NHS to hit smartphone access targets
Oxfordshire, September 18, 2015 – Medelinked, the online health platform that empowers healthcare engagement and management, has launched Medelinked Snapshot enabling doctor and patient to use the Medelinked Partner Health Portal to be partners in health management and giving GPs as much as two minutes extra time per consultation.
Free to doctors and healthcare professionals, the Medelinked Health Partner Portal enables them to create health accounts for their patients and clients and safely upload health records directly through the Portal to an individual patient or client’s online Medelinked account.
Secure patient engagement
Medelinked Health Partner Portal also enables doctors and healthcare professionals to engage securely with their patients and clients by via email, voice, text, video and instant messaging. This gives them real time interaction for faster and more effective consultations, recommendations and review as well as preventing unnecessary appointments that could be dealt with remotely.
As part of connecting, communicating and collaborating securely in real time with all of their patients and clients that have a Medelinked health account, they can also receive documents and health partner share requests from existing Medelinked patient and client members enabling them to connect into their network.
Uploading a record is quick, easy and secure. Examples of the type of health information that can be sent and received from a Medelinked account include medical reports, consultation notes, blood results, x-rays, scans etc.
Snapshot’s two minute consultation advantage
The simple, clear Medelinked Snapshot appears as a full-screen dashboard in the doctor or healthcare professional’s Medelinked portal which they can view before the patient or client’s appointment. Enabling the doctor and patient to be partners in healthcare, it can give GPs as much as two minutes extra time per consultation.*
Patients fill out a simple survey about the current state of their health, select the health records they want to share and send the snapshot of their health state to their doctor or other healthcare professional on the move or from the comfort of their home or office.
Medelinked Snapshot supplies an easy and quick to read and interpret single common graphical view crucial supporting health state information numbers such as: blood glucose and cholesterol levels; calorie intake; weight; waist size; exercise levels and blood pressure as well as featuring contacts details and space for the patient to describe their symptoms and wellness.
Smartphones and access to NHS GP records
Ian Gallifant, founder and CEO, Medelinked says: “Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, said recently at the NHS Innovation Expo that it is his ambition to get 15 per cent of NHS patients routinely and safely reading and adding to their online medical records using smartphone apps in the next 12 months. Medelinked can make this happen and Snapshot will make those records truly useful to patient and practitioner alike.”
*Based on NHS Choices data that an average GP consultation time is 8-10 minutes http://www.nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Yourchoices/GPchoice/Pages/GPappointments.aspx
Leveraging mobile technology and the cloud, Medelinked technology aims to increase health care effectiveness.
Medelinked Health Cloud and API is the leading platform already powering some of the best mHealth applications allowing developers to create a series of new applications that deliver real health benefits to the end user and healthcare professionals.
Using Medelinked individuals are able to create a health profile online that is secure and connect and share their health record with their network of trusted health partners and providers (including doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, trainers, insurers, clinical researchers).
Managing all health data in one place helps individuals securely track, monitor and improve their health state, ensuring their latest health data is accessed and enabling the provision of best possible care, keeping individuals in control of their own health.
Based in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, Medelinked was founded in 2005.
Visit www.medelinked.com to learn more.