Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Here Is The Approach That Is Going To Make The myHR Totally Obsolete - And Soon.
This release appeared a few days ago:
Australia’s largest medical software and information provider, MedicalDirector, has announced its next generation cloud-platform, MedicalDirector Helix, delivering a new approach for patient-centred care.
“The Australian health sector is on the cusp of major change as it moves to using cloud-based software. We have developed MedicalDirector Helix to help practices adapt to this anticipated change, and with this platform we aim to transform their everyday patient and clinical interactions,” says Phil Offer, Executive Director at MedicalDirector.
“We’ve listened to clinicians and designed the new platform from the ground up to provide world-class useability and agility, while ensuring efficacy, patient safety and privacy,” Mr Offer says.
The new platform reflects a simple principle to let doctors be doctors and spend more time with patients during consultation. It will cover the needs of the entire practice, enabling significantly faster performance of recurrent clinical processes.
“Good technology allows practitioners to focus more on the patient and deliver more directed care. Through MedicalDirector Helix, all aspects of the patient’s interaction with the practice, from booking to consultation, to payment, will be integrated,” Mr Offer says.
According to Mr Offer the agility of the new platform will provide doctors with unprecedented flexibility in their work.
“Using the new system, a clinician can see a patient in their practice and update that patient’s record through a web browser on their desktop computer. Another patient might be seen in an aged care facility, with their records updated using a mobile device or tablet. The clinician could later be at home reviewing urgent results from laboratories and specialists,” he added.
With security of patient data the organisation’s highest priority, MedicalDirector has used world-class bank-grade security and advanced levels of threat management to ensure data is protected. All data will be stored and backed up in Australia and will be encrypted using the highest levels of data encryption.
The platform will provide seamless practice management support; with automatic software updates taking the hassle and worry away regarding server storage and backups.
Moving forward, customers will have a choice of using the current on-site version or MedicalDirector Helix. Existing MedicalDirector customers will easily be able to migrate to the new platform. MedicalDirector Helix will be previewed at this month’s General Practice Conference & Exhibition in Sydney (May 20-22).
For more information or to register your interest in the new platform and be one of the first to participate in the first release program visit www.medicaldirector.com/helix.
The release is found here:
There is commentary on all this found here:
19 May, 2016
Posted by Jeremy Knibbs
Medical Director has declared itself a starter in the race for the future of the connected health ecosystem
The company, one of the country’s major patient management system providers, announced today that they are going to launch a “cloud” version of their iconic desktop management system – Medical Director Helix.
If it is a properly architected cloud version they intend to launch – truly non-device dependent, mobile and with seamless communication and data exchange features though a secure cloud environment – then Medical Director is putting a stake in the ground that indicates an intent to take on disruptive cloud patient-management start-ups head on, and in the very near future.
The timing of the announcement, at the precise date of the formal launch of much mooted cloud based start-up, MediRecords, at GPCE today, is not likely to be a co-incidence. It looks targeted directly at their customer base to at least put some doubt in the minds of anyone who is thinking of switching to the MediRecords system in the near term.
MediRecords, which has had been secretly building their system with a development team of over 30 people for the past three years, has a sophisticated cloud offering which they claim has all the functionality of both Medical Director and Best Practice, plus a swathe of new features associated with its key differentiating feature – it’s connectivity. It also has a fully integrated back-office billing system.
It’s a high-risk strategy on the part of Medical Director to announce they, too, have a cloud version, but one that they probably needed to pursue. By declaring they have a cloud version, they are going to need to deliver that product quickly to their customers or face the sort of cynicism and backlash that affected the long-standing market leader in the SME accounting software market MYOB, when they were caught off guard by the launch of XERO, a fully functional cloud offering for small business.
Lots more here:
Additionally we have this provider of health cloud based services:
With all this activity we will surely see a market shake-out as well as seeing that once you have your records in the cloud it is possible to make the records accessible for the individual patient - as is happening in the UK. With the appropriate controls agreed with the patient just where does myHR fit?
And of course, once this happens why would anyone - other than the Government - need the myHR.
This is especially so when you consider the money being spent on the myHR and the model being used to implement it - brute force.
Times are changing and the myHR is looking more and more like a ‘white elephant’.
Posted by Dr David G More MB PhD at Tuesday, May 24, 2016