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What Is Healow? eClinicalWorks FHIR & ECW Healow

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Key Takeaways
  • eClinicalWorks is a prominent provider of electronic health records (EHR) and electronic medical records (EMR) systems.
  • What does FHIR stand for? eClinicalWorks has developed seamless integration capabilities with Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and Healow, a patient engagement platform.
  • This integration allows for the secure and standardized exchange of health information between different healthcare systems and applications.
  • Through FHIR, eClinicalWorks can connect with external systems and share patient data, ensuring interoperability and facilitating better care coordination. EClinicalWorks Healow complements this integration by enabling patients to access their health information, schedule appointments, receive telemedicine services, take satisfaction surveys, fill out pre-visit questionnaires, and securely communicate with their healthcare providers.

The benefits of an eClinicalWorks EHR-EMR integration with FHIR & Healow endpoints for medical practices are substantial for both internal processes and customer-facing self-service features. EMR integration using specialized endpoints in the API layer greatly simplifies connecting to siloed medical systems and software and makes it easy to incorporate mobile health apps—like the Healow app—into medical systems to access telemedicine features.

Using HL7, medical companies can push relevant information to their patients through patient portals and mHealth apps in a secure environment that meets or exceeds all HIPAA guidelines for privacy. Patients and their families can get real-time information about medical conditions, bills, lab test results, and best practices. Patients become more engaged in their own care, can request or change appointment dates, renew their prescriptions, and get vital information about potential drug interactions, allergies, and much more.

A doctor's office can employ a Healow app for patients to talk to healthcare providers directly.

The Benefits of a Patient Portal and eClinicalWorks Integration

More and more companies use eClinicalWorks EHR/EMR software. integrating the software with the Healow eClinicalWorks app enables companies to integrate patient records from multiple EHR systems.

EHR interoperability has become critical in medical practices, and both the Healow app and FHIR endpoints provide safe, secure APIs where incoming and outgoing information can be verified for validity and security. That makes it easier for medical practices to build secure patient portals that meet the "meaningful use" requirements for reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid insurance.

Patient portals help to keep patients engaged with their own health care. The benefits of a patient portal development and eClinicalWorks integration include:

Medical Practices Connect More Easily to the Internet of Things

Healow endpoints allow practices to connect seamlessly to the Internet of Things (IoT). Third-party hardware platforms can collect and analyze shared patient data without sacrificing patient privacy and security. Statistics show that 35.1 percent of healthcare companies already work with IoT technology to improve healthcare. Internet of Things integration is becoming a must for care providers [1].

FHIR & Healow Improve Integration Development

FHIR and Healow telehealth solutions improve integration development in many ways. FHIR endpoints make it easy for patients to consult third-party medical resources including labs, medical libraries, pharmacies, and specialists. The Healow app enables practices to develop the best medical apps for patients to manage their health care, communicate with busy medical professionals, and get immediate information when they need it. Patients can receive secure notifications from multiple care providers by text, voice, and email. We also seamlessly perform eClinicalWorks, Allscripts, Epic integration, and many more.

Connections to Leading Manufacturers of Health Monitoring Devices

Surveys show that 78 percent of people using fitness trackers and wearable health monitoring devices want their doctors to be able to review the data. The Healow app has already developed partnerships with Fitbit, Google Fit, iHealth, Glooku, Jawbone, Withings, Telcare, Moves, iThermonitor, and other manufacturers [1].

Physicians Can Provide More Personalized Care

About 93 percent of physicians believe that health apps provide extraordinary value when they can connect to emergency health services. About 31 percent of medical practices now offer an app for their patients, and FHIR and ECW Healow endpoints provide the infrastructure for connecting and using these apps securely [2].

HL7 FHIR Increases Self-service Options for Patients

Healthcare applications are fraught with confusing and contradictory regulations, long development cycles, and high costs, but the HL7 FHIR standard solves many of these problems by increasing interoperability among disparate systems. FHIR interoperability breaks down application programming interfaces, or API, systems into elements called "resources" that can be assembled to create secure messages, documents, and medical resources for patients [3]. Developers can access information without compromising patient security to develop web-based solutions for patient care.

Patients Get the Benefits of "Meaningful Use"

Patients can change their phone numbers and addresses, schedule immunizations, check appointment dates, and receive lab results in a secure patient portal or mobile health app. An integrated EHR/EMR system enables patients to connect to specialists, other healthcare providers, and third-party resources to research health-related issues. Patients can review invoices, pay their bills, request new prescriptions, and change or cancel their appointments.

Healow provides after-hours access to a doctor's office with web or mobile applications like the Healow app.

Protecting ePHI for Health Practices

Choosing the right developer can make a world of difference in the cost you pay, development time, and usefulness of your patient care system. The challenge isn't technology because most medical companies already have effective systems and software. The real problem is ensuring that you get the most out of your EHR system, smartphones, patient apps (like the Healow app), connected devices, and patient portals.

Partner with the Development Team You Need

Clarity's team of developers focuses on collaboration to address your most important needs to deliver comprehensive healthcare and train your staff to encourage patients to use portals and mHealth apps. That includes not only using technology correctly but also developing better communication skills using emails, text messages, notifications, and phone calls. No matter what medical software you're working with—eClinicalWorks, Healow, Epic-FHIR—we're here for you. Get in touch today!

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FAQ

 

What is Healow? Healow is a patient engagement platform by eClinicalWorks, enabling patients to access their records, schedule upcoming appointments, refill prescriptions, view lab results, and communicate with healthcare providers. It empowers patients to take an active role in managing their health through a web portal and mobile app, all while letting doctors reference previous clinical notes.

Healow telehealth solutions also facilitate telehealth services, allowing for virtual visits with the care team. It improves client engagement, streamlines administrative tasks, and promotes better communication and collaboration between patients and healthcare professionals.

 

Healow employs encryption techniques to safeguard data during transmission and storage, ensuring that patient information remains confidential and protected from unauthorized access. Healow telehealth solutions also adhere to industry-standard security protocols and compliance regulations, such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). These measures help to maintain the privacy and integrity of records, assuring patients that their sensitive health information is kept secure within the Healow platform.

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Author
 
Stephen Beer is a Content Writer at Clarity Ventures and has written about various tech industries for nearly a decade.He is determined to demystify HIPAA, integration, and eCommerce with easy-to-read, easy-to-understand articles to help businesses make the best decisions.

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