Humetrix Releases iBlueButton Mobile Apps for Intel Atom-Based Android Phones
DEL MAR, CA, Mar 01, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Humetrix announced today it is working with Intel to demonstrate the
new release of its award-winning iBlueButton(R) mobile apps for
Intel(R) Atom(TM)-based Android(TM) phones at the HIMSS13 conference
and exhibition in New Orleans, March 3-7. Additionally, the novel
iBlueButton platform of mobile-to-mobile patient-controlled health
information exchange apps will be highlighted with Intel at live and
virtual healthcare-related events and conferences across the world
This latest release of iBlueButton means that consumers who use a
growing number of Intel-based Android smartphones -- and soon
Intel-powered Android tablets -- will be able to securely exchange
their medical records with physicians at the point of care,
device-to-device, as a way to improve the safety and efficacy of
care. Studies show that the lack of up-to-date patient records is one
of the key factors in high rates of medical errors and billions of
dollars in waste from redundant tests, unnecessary procedures, and
diagnostic and treatment errors each year.
"Next-generation healthcare delivery requires innovations like the
iBlueButton platform, which we are pleased to show on Intel-based
Android phones and, later in the year, Intel-based Android tablets,"
said Mark Blatt, MD, Worldwide Medical Director, Sales and Marketing
Group, Intel. "It is designed to allow patients to directly and
efficiently access and share their personal health records with their
providers using a secure and standardized method."
iBlueButton is available for iPhone(R), iPad(R) and Android devices.
"This latest release of iBlueButton will make it easier for many more
Americans and other users of Intel-powered Android phones around the
world to have their health records available anywhere and anytime
they're needed," said Bettina Experton, MD, MPH, President and CEO of
Humetrix and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of
California San Diego.
"iBlueButton's cross-platform iOS/Android capability lets physicians
and patients share medical records and other critical information to
improve patient safety and reduce wasteful procedures regardless of
whether they use an Android or Apple device," Dr. Experton continued.
"Moreover, our ability to access, and make shareable, medical records
from virtually any cloud-based data source including electronic
medical record systems that enable patient-authorized access, ensures
that patients across the globe can take their health into their own
hands with iBlueButton."
The iBlueButton app won the federal government's Blue Button(R)
Mash-Up Industry Innovation Challenge, to access and share with
providers their online health records through the Federal Blue Button
initiative. These include Medicare beneficiaries, veterans,
active-duty military and their families, Aetna plan enrollees, and
patients using RelayHealth.
The "dual app system" consists of both a consumer app for iOS or
Android smartphones and tablet computers, and the iBlueButton
Professional app for physicians, which runs on a tablet. This
platform enables the direct and secure transmission of Blue Button
and other health records from the patient's device to their
physician's device. In addition, the apps automatically mash up
health records with contextual information to better inform patients
and engage them in their care. Patients using the consumer app have
the ability to share their selected records with any provider they
see and transmit these records to providers who are using the
iBlueButton Professional app, optimizing care coordination and giving
them more control over their own healthcare.
For more discussion of the need for mobile solutions that optimize
care coordination and patient engagement, read "Consumer-Mediated
Mobile Solutions to Accelerate Health Information Exchange," a post
by Dr. Experton on the Intel Healthcare Community blog.
The first live demonstration of iBlueButton on an Intel-powered
Android phone will take place in the Intel booth (#940) at HIMSS13,
the world's largest healthcare information technology conference.
The iBlueButton consumer and physician apps are available on iTunes
for iPhone and iPad. The new iBlueButton Android App for consumers is
available on the Google Play(TM) store. In the near future,
iBlueButton Professional will be available on Atom-based Android
tablets in addition to iPad.
Currently, several manufacturers including Motorola and Lenovo market
Android smartphones based on the Intel Atom processor platform, which
was specifically designed for smartphones and tablets, and delivers
leading performance with competitive, energy efficiency.
San Diego-based Humetrix has been pioneering the development of
innovative consumer-centered mobile technology applications over the
past 15 years which have been deployed around the world. In
healthcare, Humetrix' mobile health solutions are now applied to
optimize new health care delivery models by allowing healthcare
providers and their patients to automatically and securely access and
exchange individual on-line records with the use of mobile devices.
Patient-centered and individually controlled, Humetrix mobile health
solutions offer easy to use and immediately implementable
consumer-mediated exchange solutions to deliver more cost-effective
coordinated health care. For more information, visit
www.Humetrix.com. For more information on Humetrix's iBlueButton
platform of health information exchange apps, winner of the Office of
the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology's Blue
Button Mashup Challenge, visit www.ibluebutton.com.
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