Patient portal to improve connectivity between physician practices and other healthcare facilities
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Leading healthcare information technology provider InteliChart, Inc. today announced that MMIC, a provider of professional liability insurance, risk management and patient safety consulting and technology solutions to the healthcare industry, has added the InteliChart patient portal to its suite of EHR and practice management offerings available to physician practices in the Midwest. The patient portal will enable MMIC’s more than 17,000 providers to enhance health information exchange and patient-physician communication as they prepare to meet Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements.
Built on a platform that collects, standardizes, normalizes and stores patient data from any electronic health record (EHR) system, the vendor-neutral patient portal will allow MMIC’s clients to more easily receive and exchange health information with providers using different technology.
“Many of our practices’ health information exchange efforts have been stunted by the interoperability challenges stemming from using incompatible technology,” said John Woodward, vice president of sales and marketing at MMIC. “Therefore, it was important for us to select a patient portal that could work with a variety of different EHRs. With InteliChart, our providers will have the most up-to-date patient information so that they can deliver the best patient care possible.”
The InteliChart portal will also enable providers to enhance patient engagement by allowing patients to use the technology to update forms, obtain test results, send secure messages to providers and pay bills following a visit. As such, the portal will help MMIC providers prepare to meet Stage 2 Meaningful Use, which requires them to give patients online access to health information.
“As the healthcare environment transitions into one that is more patient-centered and focused on care quality, it is critical for providers to more actively engage patients in their care,” said Gary Hamilton, president at InteliChart. “MMIC’s adoption of solutions aimed at helping providers navigate this new era in healthcare shows their commitment to leveraging technology to transform the healthcare industry, and we look forward to helping them achieve success in their pursuits.”
To learn more about MMIC, visit www.mmichealthit.com.
MMIC is the largest policyholder-owned medical liability insurance company in the Midwest. It serves the entire health care community, including small practices, hospitals, and out-patient and long-term care facilities. MMIC is always thinking ahead to find new and better ways to protect clients through risk financing, improving patient safety and physician well-being, and reducing risks associated with information technology. MMIC provides peace of mind so clients can focus on delivering health care in an era of health care reform, increasing regulations and a growing patient base. MMIC is headquartered in Minneapolis.
InteliChart is a health information technology company focused on connecting patients, providers and their communities. Products include: the InteliChart Integration Engine (IIE) providing connectivity between ambulatory and acute entities; InteliChart Patient Portal is a user friendly solution designed for patient of all ages and technical competencies providing bi-directional connectivity for clinical and administrative information; InteliChart Physician Portal enables provider to provider communications and exchange of usable patient information.