Geisinger Health System (Geisinger) and pharmaceutical company Merck recently announced they are releasing two new electronic health record (EHR) embedded apps for improved medication management and care coordination. The two apps—which are both built to gather data from multiple EHR platforms—and their functionalities include:
- Family Caregiver Application – An app that creates two-way communication between clinical professionals and consumers
- MedTrue – An app that collects information from different data sources to bolster medication adherence and reconciliation
Geisinger plans to use the apps to clean-up consumer medication lists, of which the company states about 70% are inaccurate—something that can lead to medical errors. In the following months, the companies will continue pilot testing the apps to assess their efficacy.
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record (EHR) and the development of innovative care delivery. Merck & Company, Inc. is an American pharmaceutical company, and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
This was reported by Fierce Healthcare on August 15, 2018.
Contact Information: Geisinger Medical Center, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822; (570) 271-6211; Website: www.geisinger.org
Contact Information: Merck Corporate Headquarters, 2000 Galloping Hill Road, Kenilworth, New Jersey 07033; (908) 740-4000; Website: www.merck.com