Tech Startups Advance ARC Access Goals
September 14, 2015
Austin is a technology magnet, attracting a broad range of established and startup companies. We have taken advantage of this outstanding community by developing partnerships with tech companies that are reinventing aspects of the healthcare field.
ARC Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Norman Chenven, and other executive ARC leadership meet regularly with innovative companies to discuss opportunities that would enhance the care and experience we offer for patients and staff.
You’ve seen this in two new ARC programs. Our telehealth service, eMD Access, was made possible through a partnership with CirrusMD. We are also collecting patient feedback in three of our clinics using technology from local company, Humm.
Currently, we are in early discussions with health data company VitaTrackr about iconnectivity solutions. Specifically, they are working to make patients many electronic medical records (EMRs)—from various doctors to the hospital to the pharmacy—accessible to each member of a their care team, with the patient’s permission.
While most medical practices and hospitals have shifted to EMR, a huge advancement from paper records, these EMRs do not talk to each other. Such a connection possibility offers hope for reducing frustration and fragmentation and improving patient care.
Says Dr. Chenven, “It is a very ambitious and exciting goal.”
Read more about VitaTrackr in the Austin Business Journal.