Healthcare

Press Release

Patient Personal Health Records Have Become Reality Through Provider Endorsed Web-Based System

- VisionTree Optimal Care™ in more than 40 sites; delivers quality measures and effectively collects patient outcomes data -

June 12, 2007 - San Diego, CA

VisionTree®, the leader in Web-based patient-centered health record management and provider communication systems, announced today that its VisionTree Optimal Care™ (VTOC) is now reaching 100,000 patients in more than 40 sites.

The Web-based system effectively standardizes personal health record documentation by applying the electronic clipboard at every point a patient needs to complete a form. Physician's unique registration and history forms are administered through VTOC and personal health record fields are populated and tagged, giving healthcare consumers and physicians access to vital data when they need it. This has improved patient/provider communications, staff workflow efficiency and safety practices.

"VTOC is a win-win for both healthcare consumers and their providers. The system empowers us to regularly collaborate directly with our patients electronically as well as allow them to build their own personal health record and make the best decisions at the most critical times. VTOC will also serve as the vehicle to transform our practice to a true paperless office environment, increasing our staff's productivity and data gathering capabilities to effectively measure patient satisfaction."

Larry Khoo, M.D., Director of UCLA Medical Center's Spine Institute

VisionTree has received high approval and adoption ratings by both patients and staff with 90% finding it easy to use, 86% finding it very helpful as a tool to manage their healthcare, and 92% wanting to continue using it for their long term care needs.

VTOC is a proven and secure patient health management system for collecting and storing medical and personal health records, as well as consents, reminders, messaging, education material and outcomes data. This enterprise-based system has been adopted by numerous specialties, as well as for the self management of chronic diseases including hypertension and diabetes. The system empowers healthcare consumers to decide who will have access to their personal health record history, test results and other documentation. Benefits realized by VTOC users include:

  • Reduced time required for staff to transfer patient and physician completed information from paper to electronic medical record systems
  • Reduced transcription costs through dynamic transcription of patient and provider inputted data
  • Collection of quality of life outcomes and patient satisfaction with high compliance and real-time reports
  • Improved efficiency with scheduling, nurse and physician through eConsult
  • Reduced missed/cancelled appointments with reminder system

Previous industry attempts to achieve widespread adoption of a Web-based personal health record systems have been challenging for several reasons, including a lack of access by the healthcare consumer and the inability to transfer the data to other medical providers. A 2006 Forrester report noted that while nearly a third of consumers track their health information in some form, just one percent of those health record-keepers are using any of the online applications that health insurance plans, other vendors or employers, are providing. VTOC has achieved significant adoption through the patient/provider relationship and giving the healthcare consumer full command of their data.

"Since VTOC is used by my medical office, I fill out the information one time, and can view the data at my discretion, as well as share it with whomever I decide. I feel in control of my healthcare data and choices."

Susan Mills, Patient

VTOC is in 48 leading academic and community sites around the country which include: UCLA Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital, Partners Telemedicine, Scripps Green Hospital and Carolinas Medical Center. More than 200 new users on average sign up for VTOC services through their provider each week.

"VTOC is making the patient-centric vision of the healthcare industry a reality. VTOC customers are seeing the benefits of an easy-to-use and realistic electronic workflow system that integrates the patient into the process. Many providers have a percentage of their workflow electronic, but VTOC is the proven solution to collect forms, outcomes assessments and patient health records for the industry."

Martin Pellinat, CEO of VisionTree Software, Inc.

About VisionTree®

VisionTree Software, Inc. is a leader in cloud-based, patient-centered health electronic medical records, communication and population health data management systems. The VisionTree Optimal Care (VTOC) patient data management and workflow platform is ARRA HITECH Meaningful Use certified for Stage 1 & 2 as a modular EHR and implemented at over 600 sites with 2.5M+ patients.

The VTOC platform is used for multi-center patient/clinical connectivity and research, HIE, ACO and population health initiatives focused in the fields of oncology, neuro/spine surgery, diabetes and wellness. VisionTree's customer base consists of leading academic and community centers, research organizations and medical societies globally including 8 of the top 10 U.S. News and World Report hospitals.

For more information, visit www.visiontree.com or email us at: healthcare@visiontree.com

To learn more about VisionTree Optimal Care, visit: VTOC Clinical