Miami Children’s Hospital Enters Technology Venture With MediTouch EHR
MIAMI, FL–(Oct 21, 2013) – Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) and HealthFusion, Inc., the developer of MediTouch EHR, announced today a strategic partnership to offer an MCH private-labeled electronic health record system to pediatricians throughout the South Florida market. The game-changing agreement makes the technology company’s cloud-based EHR readily available to pediatricians in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe Counties. In addition to specific functionality that will allow doctors to interface with MCH’s hospital-based systems, physicians who subscribe to MediTouch will also be able to take advantage of unique incentives and benefits.
The MCH version of the technology will have its own name that harkens to its robust pediatric module, which facilitates quick and easy entry of patient-encounter information typical of what a pediatrician would see in his or her practice. MCH selected MediTouch, in part, for its pediatrician-friendly ease-of-use as well as for its “touch phraseology” that was developed from the ground up to run on Apple’s iPad device. While the technology works on laptop and desktop computers as well, tablet operation allows a doctor or nurse to maintain eye contact with their patient while entering information. This feature has proven itself valuable to thousands of physicians who already use MediTouch throughout the nation.
“We considered many EHRs for our community-based physician colleagues, and when we came across MediTouch, we saw it as an elegant solution — one that made sense for all the physicians we work with,” said Edward Martinez, chief information officer for Miami Children’s Health System and the recipient of the 2013 CIO Lifetime Achievement Award. “This partnership will help our community physician colleagues comply with EHR requirements at an affordable price and with stunning functionality.”
MediTouch EHR runs entirely in the cloud, so physician practices who subscribe do not have to invest additional financial resources to pay for costly hardware or set-up fees. All they need is an internet connection. As a result, doctors can access their patients’ records from any internet-enabled device in the world. In addition, the system is certified by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to meet Stage 2 Meaningful Use 2014 criteria.
“We developed our cloud-based EHR to bring powerful functionality to sole practitioners and small-group physician practices. These doctors can’t afford the large investment required to install most EHR systems, and especially a very expensive customized one, so we created our own sophisticated version at an affordable price,” said Dr. Sol Lizerbram, HealthFusion’s co-founder and chairman. “Now, with this partnership, we’ll be able to more easily deliver our technology to pediatricians — thanks to Miami Children’s expansive network of physicians and the well-earned loyalty these doctors have for MCH.”
About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children’s Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine. In fact, it is the only hospital in Florida to be ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties assessed by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings for three consecutive years, 2011, 2012 and 2013-14. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.
Founded in 1998, HealthFusion develops web-based, cloud computing software for physicians, hospitals, and medical billing services. HealthFusion’s fully integrated solution includes MediTouch EHR (Electronic Health Record and Patient Portal) and MediTouch PM (Practice Management and Claims Clearinghouse). MediTouch EHR was designed for use on mobile tablets such as the iPad, and offers a unique array of features that facilitate adoption of EHR technology. Features include a mobile Pure Cloud platform, cross-compatibility with traditional desktop and laptop devices, and an affordable subscription payment model. MediTouch EHR is Meaningful Use Certified, and thousands of users throughout the country place their trust in HealthFusion and MediTouch every day. Healthcare is complicated; HealthFusion makes it easy. To learn more visit HealthFusion.com or follow HealthFusion on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Or contact Michael Kesti at (305) 323-2903, e-mail: MKesti@HealthFusion.com.