20 New Practices Select Revenue-Generating EMR Solution for Tens of Thousands of Patients
NEW YORK CITY (August 1, 2012) – Hello Health® today announced it has signed 20 new practices to the Hello Health Electronic Medical Revenue Platform increasing the number of patients able to subscribe to the Platform by more than 30,000.
Hello Health makes it possible for physicians to facilitate patient communications via the online Platform and to make the mandated transition from paper to electronic medical records (EMRs). Traditionally, a large percentage of physician/patient interactions go unpaid, a problem solved by the Hello Health Platform by monetizing uncompensated time and work. The offering provides patients with secure access to medical records, with the added benefits of scheduling appointments, renewing prescriptions, conducting video visits, and obtaining lab and test results – all within one secure and HIPAA-compliant Patient Management Platform.
As one patient, Matthew Nolte, from New Braunfels, Texas, states, “I have been using Hello Health for almost a year. It’s a great system for video chat, messaging, scheduling appointments, communicating with your doctor about refills or other related issues, and just basically getting any concern or point across. Not only is the video chat fantastic, it saves a lot of unnecessary time and travel! My doctor is an hour drive, roundtrip and with Hello Health I can literally avoid the hassle of looking presentable for my appointment. I could do the video chat in my pajamas if I wanted to, it’s so convenient, and with the savings on travel and time, it repays the small fee in no time!”
“The Hello Health business model helps our practice by addressing our business and revenue generation concerns,” said Joel Fine, M.D., of Fine & Associates Internal Medicine Specialists in Snellville, Ga. “With Hello Health, I can spend my time providing excellent patient care rather than worrying about administrative matters. Having tested other EMRs, I see the benefit of Hello Health not only as an EMR provider but also as a provider of strong business practice enhancement.”
Hello Health’s Electronic Medical Revenue Platform makes it possible for independent primary care practitioners to engage with their patients via email and web chats while also providing patients with ready access to medical records. More specifically, Hello Health helps physicians monetize tasks these professionals are currently doing, but not receiving compensation for, such as third-party requests for medical records. Generally speaking, it takes 10 phone calls before one copy of a medical record is successfully generated, but with Hello Health, physicians can receive compensation for granting access to this information, and can complete all the necessary paperwork via an online portal.
“Physicians running their own practices operate under enormous amounts of pressure,” said Nathanial Findlay, founder and chief executive officer of Myca® Health, parent company of Hello Health. “Contrary to popular belief, the private practice physician is not a millionaire. In fact, many physicians have been forced to close their practices because of the high cost of doing business. Hello Health acts as a business consultant for independent physicians not just an EMR provider. Not only are we providing a valuable service to physicians with the Hello Health EMR, we are also focused on helping physicians make more money and become better business owners.”
About Hello Health Inc.
New York City-based Hello Health Inc. is dedicated to transforming primary care by connecting patients and physicians through technology. The company’s Patient Management platform integrates an electronic medical record, practice management capabilities and a patient health portal on a single, secure platform. Hello Health is free to primary care practices and generates incremental revenue through a patient subscription model. A subsidiary of Myca Health Inc., Hello Health collaborates with leading organizations who offer complementary and strategic solutions that connect patients and physicians. Learn more at www.hellohealth.com.