Marlow, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 28, 2008 -- Online streaming of electronic patients records will empower patients and deliver significant benefits in the UK as Zaptag announces the recent integration with Rushcliff Ltd, a leading supplier of patient management software in the UK. The partnership will enable Rushcliff scan centres, physiotherapists and private doctors, to deliver seamless streaming of health information directly to their customersâ secure online medical record. The contract represents Zaptagâs first interaction with health organisations. Records can be sent straight from the doctorâs desktop to a patientâs online Zaptag account at www.zaptag.com . Consultation notes, images and scans can then be immediately available.
Zaptag offers a personal health management portal that consolidates medical information from multiple sources to create a complete medical history that can be stored, managed and accessed securely online. The optional USB Medical card can synchronize fully with the patientâs online account, enabling health information to be readily available.
Ian Gallifant CEO of Zaptag Ltd comments: âWe are changing the way people control their health information and the integration with Rushcliff is our first step in enabling patients to benefit from having online access to their clinical records.â
There continues to be increasing global interest in empowering patients to manage their health records. Zaptag plan to integrate with a number of health providers by the start of Q1 2009, which will certainly deliver clear patient benefits in the UK. A recent BBC report highlighted findings in the Health Service Journal, that in the UK thousands of appointments are taking place in NHS hospitals without the patientsâ records. Across 49 hospitals, 54,000 outpatient appointments took place with no records. A key benefit for patients managing their records online is the opportunity to share information with designated health professionals.
John Upson from Rushcliff Limited comments :
âThis is an exciting partnership for us. Not just for the added benefits Zaptag gives to PPS but also for the real benefits Zaptag gives to the individual. Thanks to Zaptag, clinics using our software can now offer their patients instant online access to their medical records. We see this as the way forward in medical record keepingâ
Zaptag ultimately empowers patients to take control of their health.