As Feds Relax Rules On Personal Health Information, Physicians Turn To HIPAA-safe PINGMD To Reduce Risk Of Data Theft
PINGMD, the HIPAA-secure communication and video TeleHealth App, which the company has been giving away FREE for medical professionals and their patients has seen overwhelming demand as Americans change the way they seek and engage in medical care.
pingmd CEO to present on August 11 at ENGAGE 2016: Greenway User Conference
pingmd will be in booth #706 during show hours from August 10-13, 2016. Stop by our booth to learn more about how pingmd is the simple way to deliver efficient patient care.
In addition, Susan Driscoll will share her thought leadership perspectives on the topic of “Efficient Patient Care and MIPS: How to maximize your MIPS score without breaking the bank" on Thursday, August 11 at 1:30p eastern.
Dr. Chopra discusses care delivery as an EHR and Health-Tech afterthought in latest guest blog posting
"We must simplify the care delivery tech interface as a matter of urgency. Simplify it for the patient to access and understand their care and simplify it for the doctor and nurse to access pertinent care information and management order tools. "
pingmd Co-Founder and Chairman to Present June 7 at California Health Information Association Convention & Exhibit
Dr. Gopal Chopra's Executive Session to Highlight the Benefits of Virtual Care to Meet the Needs of Today's Patients
pingmd Appoints Susan Driscoll as President and Chief Executive Officer
Driscoll brings to pingmd deep operational expertise and nearly a decade of healthcare experience in her new role.
Dr. Gopal K. Chopra, co-founder and former CEO of pingmd will remain in an active role as chairman, focusing on innovation and growth initiatives.
"...m-health increasingly promises to do more of the heavy lifting in medicine. First, there is a growing range of apps through which users can talk directly to doctors and therapists. These include Teladoc, DoctorOnDemand, HealthTap and Pingmd."
Mobile health apps are becoming more capable and potentially rather useful
PingMD collects all the needed information at one time through a scripted program the patient accesses at regular in-tervals. The responses are then sent to the entire clinical team, reducing repeat calls. The app also allows patients to contact members of the care team any time with questions or prob-lems using a secure text feature—they can even send photos. “It’s faster and more efficient than using the 800 number for after-hours issues,” observes Siegel, noting that the technology has helped solve problems and avoid trips to the emergency room. In one case a patient sent a photo of a pump that he couldn’t stop alarming and the nurse noticed a clamp on the line in the background.
"pingmd, Inc. a leading mobile-first provider of secure communication and care team coordination, today announced two new features to their real time communication platform. Care teams are now able to schedule and pool their services, and custom forms can be created to send to patients for their clinical status. Both features are designed to expand pingmd usage for population health initiatives, and add to pingmd’s already robust capability to transform the coordination of care and the patient experience."
Mobile HIPAA Compliance, Patient Engagement, and Workflow Efficiency are Key Criteria to Next Generation Care Coordination
"pingmd (New York). pingmd began as an app to help parents communicate with their children's pediatricians and has since grown into a multi-use communication platform. pingmd offers two-way messaging, call and video chat for providers to interface with referring networks, so physicians can collaborate by more quickly sharing pictures and information and patients spend less time waiting."
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"By eliminating phone calls we have found our doctors are saving one to two hours a day," said Kenny Kinley, CIO of Arkansas Heart Hospital. "Care coordination using messaging, voice, pictures and video consults, combined with the capability to integrate communications and consults to the EHR, will further improve team care coordination and productivity."
"It's an essential tool to communicating about care. This is about so much more than just sending a text."
"pingmd is an integrative platform that establishes an efficient and structured dialogue between patients and their providers, and providers and their colleagues, using a secure app that captures photos, videos, and text conversations; enabling patients to submit relevant information to their providers for immediate feedback, as well as allowing multiple providers – or the care team – to instantly consult with each other toward an immediate solution to patient care needs."
As a Marketplace certified API solution, pingmd will provide a secure safe harbor communication platform for care networks for 2-way message, call and video chat with the Greenway PrimeSUITE electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solution.
"Security of client data is one of the biggest challenges mobile healthcare will face in 2015... Pingmd delivers the most efficient and effective way to manage patient care and grow in a competitive healthcare services market, while providing the peace of mind of a simple to use and secure work environment.
“Care teams and provider networks need more than tele-health and messaging,” according to Dr. Gopal Chopra, pingmd CEO and co-founder. “Pingmd 3’s virtual platform enables voice and video consults as well as the integration of communications, patient media and consults to the EHR.”
"pingmd is building the conversation pathway of the future for healthcare by removing the clutter and inefficiency of multiple tools, complex logins and irrelevant data. pingmd will forge the new pathways for new models of care delivery and transactions."
"With so many disruptors in the market including the freedom of access to one’s own health data and the data of the healthcare providers, healthcare is moving toward a consumerism model. Those that recognize this have taken on the payer mentality of risk management and hence designed more cost efficient, lean and higher touch interventional models of care delivery, focused on the greater care of the consumer."
"Telemedicine and telehealth apps are dramatically making healthcare more convenient, less expensive, more preventative, and in many cases downright better. And PC Mag has listed pingmd as one of the top 10 apps doing just that - changing healthcare."
"This instant link between patients and their own doctors will drastically decrease the amount of time and money ... wasted within the health world."
“It brings your relationship with the patient closer because the patient leaves your office with the feeling that they have access to you,“ she says. “It's easier. They don't have to go through a secretary, and they don't have to end up in the ER because they couldn't get an answer from their doctor. That's very important in a patient-doctor relationship. I think that's the best part of pingmd.“
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"The app eliminates much of the time- consuming hassle between doctors and their patients - especially those frustrating games of telephone tag."
“pingmd is a very easy to use communication solution that allows a patient to reach their own doctor...The patient can actually put in picture and video to simplify and make it quick for the doctor to know what's going on and respond to them."
"pingmd is designed to let pediatricians and other doctors quickly ask "targeted questions" about patients health, with them quickly contributing photos & video."
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