Wayne, PA (PressExposure) June 03, 2010 -- MEDecision, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative healthcare management solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the State of Minnesota to provide the technology for a personal health record (PHR) program being developed for State employees and their dependents. The initiative is designed to give state workers and their families an additional tool to manage their health and help control medical costs.
The PHR program will rely on MEDecision's InFrameÂ™ collaborative health information exchange service and NexalignÂ® collaborative healthcare decision support solution, in compliance with all privacy laws, to locate and compile existing medical claims data from state employees' and their dependents' health insurers. The system will also gather information available from other healthcare sources, including pharmacies, labs, clinics, dental records and doctors' offices. The solution's healthcare analytics identifies opportunities for improved health, gives users a consolidated view of their health history and provides additional intelligence for making care-related decisions.
"PHRs enable individuals to make better decisions about their healthcare by giving them easy access to a succinct, comprehensive and secure summary of their health history," said Nathan Moracco, State of Minnesota employee insurance division director. "We are very pleased to offer this program to state employees. We want to encourage private sector employers to follow the state's lead in making PHRs available to their employees."
Currently in the implementation phase with a launch date targeted for this fall, the PHR program is strictly voluntary. The state will not have any access to the PHR system or to employees' private health information at any time.
"We are very pleased that the State of Minnesota has selected our technologies to support its PHR program and are very confident that we can help make it a success," said Scott A. Storrer, president and CEO at MEDecision. "In an initiative of this nature, our solutions can give the state and its employees a way to harness the tremendous power of information to better manage and improve their own healthcare."
State employees must choose to enroll in the PHR program and submit authorization for their medical information to be utilized. Employees who do use the system will simply need a computer, an Internet connection and a standard web browser for access.
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MEDecision Sherri Stuart Director, Corporate Communications (610) 540-0202 ext. 2236 Sherri.Stuart@MEDecision.com
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