Humetrix Launches the iBlueButton App to Share Patient Information

Addis Aklilu | Health 2.0 | July 30, 2012

Humetrix, an IT company that specializes in data storage and customized web access software, recently launched an open consumer app that allows patients to share medical information with health care providers. The initiative behind the product is to provide “direct and easy access for patients to their medical records,” said Bettina Experton, CEO at Humetrix. Available through the iTunes store, iBlueButton provides device to device interaction in real time between a patient and healthcare provider, or vice versa, at point of care.

The app works through secure password-enabled software that allows patients to access their medical history. By using the “push” feature, patients can send over information with their mobile device. The app can access patient history and care through any healthcare platform and plan from Aetna to Medicare, and allows patients to download and store their histories on their mobile device. The companion to this app is iBlueButton Professional, intended for healthcare providers, this app is accessed through the same password enabled software. iBlueButton is an open app that can use other apps to access information more effectively. Users can also open email attachments and correspondences through the app.

The apps “log and brand” feature monitors interaction between patient and doctors by “logging” direct interactions into memory, while “branding” changes made to healthcare procedure by each provider. Once information has been accessed or pushed from patient to provider or vice versa, a log chronicling the interaction between patient and care provider and adjustments made to healthcare strategy is created. This thread cannot be deleted and provides patients and healthcare providers with a source of reference in the future...