Platform empowers healthcare providers and patients to securely share data
As part of its ongoing efforts to improve healthcare in Canada by getting patients informed, engaged and empowered, Get Real Health will offer CHBase™ to healthcare providers in Canada via TELUS Health, Canada’s largest health IT company.
Patient health data is more plentiful than ever, gathered by clinical systems like EHRs and HIEs and even patients’ personal fitness and home health devices. But how can patients see all their health data — and securely share it with multiple physicians? And how can multiple providers access patients’ medical and health history and activities so any physician that patient sees can draw correlations, spot trends, and make more informed decisions to improve outcomes?
Get Real Health answered these challenges by developing CHBase™, a revolutionary data aggregation and development platform that combines clinical data and personal health data to create a comprehensive view of a patient’s health. The platform allows patients to contribute data from their favorite apps and home health devices while retrieving clinical data from all their providers. And providers can pull all this data into patient-oriented health applications or population health management and customer analytics systems.
“The development of CHBase was a natural step for us as we advance our commitment to patient-centered health solutions,” said Get Real Health President and Founding Partner Robin Wiener. “We are thrilled TELUS Health will be making CHBase available to Canada’s healthcare providers.”
“TELUS’ commitment to improve Canada’s healthcare system by increasing doctor and patient access to health data is unwavering,” said Dave Wattling, vice-president, Enterprise Solutions, TELUS Health. “CHBase not only provides a more seamless integration for our customers, offering interoperability benefits and robust analytics to more efficiently care for a broader cohort of patients, but also aligns with our corporate commitment. The ability to offer this new technology enables us to improve health outcomes and decision making on a national level.”
CHBase is the perfect companion to Get Real Health’s InstantPHR® patient engagement platform, for which TELUS Health has been the exclusive reseller in Canada since 2012. InstantPHR, an award-winning, flexible tool that allows patients and providers to share data, securely communicate and collaboratively approach healthcare, is empowering patients in current deployments nation-wide. The addition of CHBase to TELUS Health’s portfolio will empower patients to bring their data together in one place regardless of source.
The country of Sweden recently chose CHBase as the platform for its enhanced solution currently in development where it will enable Swedish technology companies to develop innovative personal health applications powered by data made available to Swedish citizens by the Swedish eHealth Agency, eHälsomyndigheten.
About Get Real Health
Rockville, Maryland-based Get Real Health empowers patients and providers through a collaborative approach to healthcare. Our products unite the disconnected worlds of digital personal health and traditional medical records–regardless of source– to create a comprehensive patient health profile. This innovative methodology helps large provider organizations, nonprofits and governments around the world meet a wide range of patient engagement needs. Get Real Health supports clients in the area of outcomes improvement, chronic disease management, population health management, patient activation, remote patient monitoring, Meaningful Use, and customer intelligence. Visit: http://getrealhealth.com/.