More than 250,000 people die every year from medical errors, often resulting from a lack of available patient-data on hospital computer systems. OneChart Health views patient empowerment as a key solution to that complex problem. With the patient in control, patient data goes wherever the patient goes, and can be shared on demand with any member of a patient’s care team.
“Less than one in three U.S. hospitals can find, send, and receive electronic medical records for patients who receive care somewhere else”
-Lisa Rapaport | Reuters
OneChart Health partners with patients to provide them with a HIPAA compliant, secure, electronic means of requesting, storing and sharing their health information. With OneChart, patients no longer have to rely on antiquated systems that can prevent the easy sharing of their information.
A patient-centric approach is not revolutionary. The regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), as well as the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, recognize the importance of providing individuals with the ability to access their health information. With limited exceptions, the HIPAA Privacy Rule provides individuals with a legal, enforceable right to see and receive copies upon request of their health records maintained by their health care providers and health plans.
“...without a system for getting electronic patient data to clinicians, the responsibility falls on patients and their families, who often resort to bringing printouts of records from one hospital to another, it just adds to the burden of being sick.”
-Jay Holmgren | Harvard Business School
OneChart Health partners with patients to provide them with a HIPAA compliant, secure, electronic means of requesting, storing and sharing their health information. Medical information can be some of the most important and sensitive data for an individual. The secure storage and sharing of that data demands an increased level of trust, accountability and transparency.