AliveCor has announced a partnership with Practice Fusion, the largest physician-patient community in the USA. According to a press release from the company, physician offices will now be able to import the AliveCor Heart Monitor’s electrocardiogram (ECG) readings, annotated reports and expert reviews into the Practice Fusion electronic health records, allowing them to see a more complete picture of their patients’ medical history and make more educated treatment decisions.
Practice Fusion’s electronic health record is used by more than 100,000 medical professionals on a monthly basis, and all of whom will now be offered the ability to import AliveCor ECGs directly into their electronic health record. Through the AliveECG app physicians can record a patient’s ECG, obtain an expert review, annotate and electronically transfer this data into the electronic health record within seconds.
“Our partnership with Practice Fusion, the nation’s largest physician-patient community, is a key move toward incorporating mobile health into physician offices across the country,” says Euan Thomson, president and chief executive officer of AliveCor. “Use of the AliveCor Heart Monitor is a cost effective and convenient mobile solution enabling physicians to have a better understanding of their patient’s heart health.”
“We are delighted to offer our community the opportunity to access AliveCor ECG recordings on the Practice Fusion platform,” says Matt Douglass, co-founder and vice president of platform, Practice Fusion. “AliveCor is a leader in mHealth, and by linking directly to the largest cloud-based electronic health record in the country, more doctors will have 24/7 access to smartphone-based ECG readings in real-time than ever before.”
The AliveCor Heart Monitor records, displays, stores, and transfers single-channel ECG rhythms wirelessly, using the AliveECG app. With secure storage in the cloud, users can access their data confidentially anytime, anywhere, and can grant access to their physician. The Heart Monitor is available for purchase in the United States by health professionals, patients with prescriptions and over-the-counter.