MedeFile International, Inc. (OTCQB: MDFI), a leader in Internet-enabled Personal Health Record (iPHR) management solutions, today announced that the Company was among 15 award recipients of the Allscripts Open App Challenge, announced yesterday at the Healthcare Information and Management Society's (HIMSS) Annual Conference in New Orleans. More than 200 developers answered the call to "Start a Revolution" by creating standalone applications that can integrate with Allscripts Open Electronic Health Records (EHR) solution.
"We are thrilled to be one of the winners of Allscripts Open App Challenge and appreciate that they have recognized the value that our iPHR solution can deliver to patients and care professionals alike through integration with Allscripts EHR systems," stated Kevin Hauser, Chairman, President and CEO of MedeFile. "I'm very proud of our team and look forward to participating in Phase 2 of the Challenge."
Allscripts recognized entries in the following categories:
Applications that improve management of high cost chronic diseases Innovative approaches to addressing value-based care
All participants who submitted an entry for Phase 1 will advance to Phase 2 of the challenge. In Phase 2, Allscripts will award $250,000 for the application that demonstrates the most positive clinical, financial or performance improvement results after deployment at a client site. Two runners-up each receive $100,000; another two runners-up each receive $75,000. Second-round submissions are due July 14, 2013.
Allscripts will announce the final recipients at the Allscripts Client Experience (ACE) in Chicago, August 21-23, 2013. Second-round contestants must be accepted into Allscripts Developer Program before submitting their application. Winning solutions must demonstrate integration with the Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager, Allscripts Enterprise Electronic Health Record (EHR) or Allscripts Professional EHR.
About Allscripts Developer Program (ADP)
The Allscripts Developer Program enables outside developers to build innovations for clients and get them tested and approved to run on Allscripts Electronic Health Records. For example, MyCareTeam created an app where providers can access reports on their diabetic patients from the Allscripts Electronic Health Record, which include blood glucose readings as well as progress on diet and exercise, so caregivers can easily monitor a patient's progress against the treatment plan, and patients feel more engaged in their own health.
Allscripts delivers the insights that healthcare providers require to generate world-class outcomes. The company's Electronic Health Record, practice management and other clinical, revenue cycle, connectivity and information solutions create a Connected Community of Health for physicians, hospitals and post-acute organizations. To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.
About MedeFile International, Inc.
Headquartered in South Florida, MedeFile has developed and globally markets a proprietary, patient-centric, iPHR (Internet-enabled Personal Health Record) system for gathering, digitizing and organizing medical records so that individuals can have a comprehensive record of all of their medical visits. MedeFile's primary product is its web-based MedeFile solution, a highly secure system for gathering, maintaining, accessing and sharing personal medical records. Interoperable with most electronic medical record management systems marketed to the healthcare industry, the MedeFile solution is designed to gather all of its members' actual medical records and create a single, comprehensive Electronic Personal Health Record (ePHR) that is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week by the member and the member's authorized users on any web-enabled device (PC, cell phone, smartphone, e-reader) and portable MedeDrive unit. For more information about MedeFile and its annual subscription-based programs, please visit www.medefile.com.