MedeFile a leader in portable electronic medical records management, appeared December 18, 2010, on Fox-affiliated WFLX-TV, the Fox-affiliated television station for West Palm Beach, and the Gold and Treasure Coasts of South Florida.
The feature story highlights ground-breaking technologies and tools designed to digitize medical records. Individuals who manage their own Personal Health Records are better protected from inconsistent and insufficient care within the medical industry.
As a leader in Personal Health Records technology and service, MedeFile was chosen to be featured on WFLX-TV “Eye on South Florida” with Fox News Anchor Suzanne Boyd. The segment included an interview with MedeFile CEO, Kevin Hauser, two private-duty nurses, and a MedeFile customer. They discuss the history of MedeFile, as well as educate viewers on the importance personal electronic medical records management has in the health-care industry.
Every holiday season, people give thanks for their health and well being and every New Year, we pledge to take better care of our health and well being. It’s a nice holiday sentiment, but by about January 7, we’ve likely forgotten about it.
This is human nature, of course. During a time of thanks and gift giving, we are reminded of the things we often take for granted. Then, when those times are past and we’re back to the daily grind, those thoughts get moved to the background as our daily lives take their place. For many Americans, many of whom are dealing with silent health issues that are crying for attention in our busy lives, the day-to-day lives we lead have little room for health issues.
A patient’s personal health record (PHR) usually contains things like test results, doctor’s recommendations, prescriptions, office visits and their purpose, diagnosis, and so forth. Sometimes, but not usually, they can contain the doctor’s notations and observations. Traditionally, these Physician’s Notes (which can be made by any health care provider, in practice) are not often open to the patient and are usually not distributed outside of the individual medical practice or hospital. There is some debate about the idea of Open Notes & Physician’s Notes that are openly available to the patient and/or a PHR.
Here at Medefile, our focus is on patient empowerment and improving the doctor-patient dialogue. That’s the focal point of every product we offer. Anyone with common sense can see that this is only a good thing, but those without sense will take this empowerment to the extreme. Given the fast-paced world we live in, health care providers may not always be in a position to provide temperament to the occasional over-zealous patient. …contine reading »