HealthFusion, the Creators of MediTouch EHR, Announces the Release of MediDraw
MediDraw Allows Physicians to Draw Directly on Patient Images or Anatomical Outlines Using an iPad and Fingertip Touch
SOLANA BEACH, CA–(Marketwire – Aug 18, 2011) – HealthFusion, Inc.®, creator of the MediTouch® medical software suite, has just released a groundbreaking new Electronic Health Record (EHR) feature — MediDraw™. MediDraw leverages the power of modern browser technology and HTML5, enabling physicians to draw directly on a patient picture or anatomical outline image of a body part. MediTouch and MediDraw are compatible with most modern web browsers, and they are designed, customized, and tested specifically for Apple’s® mobile, iPad® Safari® browser.
MediDraw allows for easy augmentation and documentation of the physical exam findings with our easy to use drawing technology. To draw on a patient picture, physicians simply use the camera on their smartphone and upload the picture wirelessly via the “cloud” to the patient’s medical record in one easy step. Once uploaded, users can draw on that picture or on one of over 100 anatomical images built-in to the MediDraw application. With MediDraw, there is no need for extra steps or dedicated hardware devices, such as scanners, to associate drawings or pictures with the medical record.
When asked about physician drawings for patient encounters, Dr. Seth Flam, CEO and President of HealthFusion, remarked, “Drawings have always been a useful tool for physicians when documenting their findings during patient encounters. Many times it is clinically essential to document ‘before and after’ results, especially when findings are complex or for medical-legal purposes. Drawings of clinical findings are often more precise and concise when compared with the typical prose description of a finding, and patients love to see visual evidence of their improvement.”
MediDraw is fast and simple to use, especially when compared with most EMR vendor solutions, which make the upload process of photos or drawings time consuming and complex — too complex for providers to perform in the exam room or at the bedside. MediDraw is an eloquent, simple solution that is flexible; meaning it can be used with a fingertip on the native iPad browser, or with a mouse or track-pad on practically any type of computer, including Mac® and Windows® PCs.
With the conversion from paper charts to Electronic Health Records (EHRs), physicians need a way to draw on anatomical images and pictures of their patients. Sketching on a piece of paper and uploading to the chart is too time consuming. Drawing saves time, and often speeds the creation and deciphering of encounters. The MediTouch team has leveraged advanced web design methods and cloud technology to create the premier solution to this challenge.
HealthFusion develops web-based, cloud computing software for physicians, hospitals, and medical billing services. HealthFusion solutions include MediTouch EHR (Electronic Health Record and Patient Portal), MediTouch PM (Practice Management), and its integrated Claims Clearinghouse. MediTouch EHR is iPad-native and was designed for use on mobile tablets; it is optimized for use on the Apple iPad’s browser. MediTouch EHR offers a unique array of features that facilitate adoption of EHR technology, including its mobile web-based, cloud-computing platform, its cross-compatibility with traditional desktop, laptop, Windows and Mac hardware devices, and its affordable subscription payment model. MediTouch EHR is Meaningful Use Certified, and is one of just a few EHR products that is fully integrated across the clinical, billing, clearinghouse, and patient portals; this integration affords users a hassle-free, office computing experience. HealthFusion is dedicated to connecting healthcare industry participants in the United States to reduce administrative costs, offer a superior customer service experience, and improve the overall quality of healthcare. Thousands of users throughout the country place their trust in HealthFusion and MediTouch on a daily basis. Healthcare is complicated, HealthFusion makes it easy. To learn more visit www.HealthFusion.com.
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