Project is a Collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Get Real Health, a member of the CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI) family of companies and a provider of patient engagement tools, announced that it participated in the Advancing Standards in Precision Medicine (ASPM) project pilot. The project, a collaboration between the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program (All of Us), actively supports safe and secure access to and sharing of emerging health data. The project’s objective is to expedite the success of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), a nationwide initiative to move away from the “one-size-fits-all” approach to healthcare delivery toward tailored treatment and prevention strategies based on an individual’s unique characteristics, including environment, lifestyle, and biology.
Audacious Inquiry, an industry-shaping health information technology and policy company, coordinated participation in the pilot. Get Real Health’s role, featured in the Mobile Health, Sensors and Wearables section of the pilot, focused on establishing the ways in which patient health data can be shared between personal devices and electronic health record (EHR) systems. athenahealth, a leading provider of network-enabled software and services for medical groups and health systems nationwide, provided the EHR system that received device data and incorporated it into the EHR system using Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®).
“One of the challenges we faced in this project was the ability of others to participate in piloting the FHIR specifications in the face of other infrastructure changes last year,” said Keith Boone, enterprise architect at Audacious Inquiry. “Get Real Health was able to demonstrate the use of FHIR for remote patient monitoring using mobile health devices with existing software products already on the market. Their technical team really understands the challenges that healthcare providers face when integrating patient facing features with EHR systems, and as a result, we were able to complete this proof-of-concept testing.”
The pilot yielded significant findings in the areas of interoperability and data sharing. The report stated, in part, “The Get Real Health and athenahealth demonstration successfully showed how data can be captured from a patient’s consumer device(s) and shared with a provider. Due to Get Real Health’s ability to connect to a wide variety of consumer devices (connected through third-party APIs), the project was able to demonstrate the ability to capture and share consumer device data measuring several risk factors (e.g., temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and weight).”
“We were thrilled to participate in this pilot to further the ONC’s mission of individualized, patient-centric care,” said Robin Wiener, president of Get Real Health. “It was no surprise to us that the project was a success, as our platform’s architecture can facilitate this type of integration, which empowers patients and providers in a collaborative, meaningful care environment.”
The report also sets out next steps in achieving the goal of Precision Medicine delivery, including improved data sharing standards among device companies and an expanded list of data types beyond vital statistics captured on routine wearables.
“This pilot is an important start on the path to Precision Medicine,” added Wiener. “Our product road map and development plan are aligned with the recommendations for advancing standards in this report.” The final report may be found here.
About Get Real Health
Get Real Health, a member of the CPSI family of companies, combines a world of new information from patients, devices and apps with existing clinical data to help individuals and healthcare professionals engage and empower each other. By giving providers and patients the information and tools that they need to work together, we help our customers meet their ever-changing patient engagement needs. Our suite of products helps deliver value-based care, improve outcomes, activate patients, and increase patient loyalty and satisfaction, all while meeting regulatory requirements. For more information, visit www.getrealhealth.com.
Audacious Inquiry’s mission is to deliver software, strategy, and service to connect healthcare. For more information, visit https://ainq.com/.
About athenahealth, Inc.
athenahealth partners with medical organizations across the country to drive clinical and financial results. Our vision is to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all, and we are pursuing this through our medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, and care coordination service offerings. Our expert teams build modern technology on an open, connected ecosystem, yielding insights that make a difference for our customers and their patients. For more information, please visit https://www.athenahealth.com/.