Following a successful Kickstarter campaign and multi-user beta, Zobreus Medical Corporation has launched the Patient-Oriented Electronic Medical (POEM) Record in the Apple App Store.
The POEM Record allows patients to manage and control all of their healthcare data in a structured, mobile electronic medical record (EMR) so that the information is easily accessible to them and their doctors as needed.
"We're responding to the large, unmet need from health consumers who definitively want full, unfettered access to, and control over, their health records," said co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) L Okey Onyejekwe Jr, a practicing physician.
"Instead of sifting through stacks of physical documents and sending repeated requests while waiting for weeks, consumers can now painlessly gain control over their medical information."
Zobreus is working with a number of hospitals and provider networks to further simplify the records-retrieval process using its proprietary technologies that eliminate additional costs, time, and software integration for clinics.
"What's also unique about the POEM Record is that it is built to not only serve as a patient health record, but also as a full-featured EMR that we doctors can use to process our notes and engage with patients from within the same application," said Onyejekwe.
Patients can register directly through the app, or at www.poemrecord.com, and grant Zobreus authorization to retrieve their medical records on their behalf. The company then processes the records into the POEM Record application.
Given the sensitive nature of health data, security is a central focus of the company.
"We use end-to-end encryption to keep your data secure on your device, during transmission, and on our servers," said co-founder and chief technology officer, Patrick Ohiomoba.
Zobreus offers a free, basic tier that allows patients to manage one set of medical records. Subscription tiers are available that unlock additional features such as Care Circles and user forums, and that enable additional records updates.
The app is currently available on iPad devices, with iPhone and Android versions currently in development.
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