SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/14 -- Health Gorilla, Inc., the first online healthcare marketplace to connect doctors and clinicians with over 9,000+ diagnostic labs and 35,000+ radiology centers, has announced today the release of Health Gorilla mobile. Health Gorilla mobile provides access to the Health Gorilla Marketplace through the Apple® iPhone® and iPad.
Today over 68% of doctors have standardized on the Apple platform to communicate with peers and patients. Doctors can now use their mobile devices to place electronic orders with Health Gorilla mobile to diagnostic labs, radiology centers, physical therapy, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and durable medical equipment (DME) and other medical providers nationwide with the ability to track and review the results instantly as they arrive. Physicians can then forward electronic results within their practice or exchange them with peers and patients to streamline the process and improve quality of care.
According to a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine noted that approximately 59.3% of all of a primary care physician's daily emails were for the interpretation of test results and 21.7% were responses to patients. The use of email generally increases the risk for doctors and their patients as most email services are not HIPAA compliant.
Another study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported that researchers from the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston conducted a survey of primary care practitioners and found that a third reported missing alerts about test results from an electronic health record notification system designed to inform them when a patient has abnormal test results.
Doctors are adopting iPad and iPhones as the platform of choice to communicate with peers and patients. Health Gorilla mobile integrated messaging greatly reduces the risk in communication between a doctor and their patients by offering a fully HIPAA compliant environment. Health Gorilla mobile enables a physician to securely and compliantly forward diagnostic test results, radiology images, admission and discharge summaries and other clinical documents to patients and care coordinators through secure messaging.
Benefits of Health Gorilla Mobile Include:
"We believe that the value proposition is clear and compelling for doctors and their teams," said Steve Yaskin, Chief Executive Office, Health Gorilla, Inc. "The existing process is heavily dependent on paper, fax and manual processing. It is slow, cumbersome and prone to error. Doctors can better manage their time, and the time of their administrative and care coordinating teams, by using the power of the marketplace through the Health Gorilla app. Now they have one place to order from any diagnostic lab, radiology center, hospital, physical therapy, sleep center, SNF and other healthcare providers in the United States. A doctor can start with us the first day and begin ordering through the marketplace immediately. Health Gorilla is the first to deliver this capability. No other vendor can provide this benefit."
Health Gorilla mobile is available as an approved Apple® enterprise application and will be distributed to existing Health Gorilla Marketplace users via a secure link for the next month. In September Health Gorilla mobile app will be available from the Apple® store and will be fully integrated with the Apple® Health app upon its release.
About Health Gorilla
Health Gorilla is the first online healthcare marketplace to connect all doctors and clinicians with over 9,000+ diagnostic labs and 35,000+ radiology centers. Doctors and their teams can instantly place orders, get results, and completely eliminate paper faxes. Uniquely, our HIPAA compliant and ONC modular certified MU2 solution is available immediately at absolutely no charge for doctors and clinicians.
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