New Online eReferral System Helps Care Providers Spend More Time With Patients

HOUSTON, Nov. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- "Doctors and other healthcare providers are becoming increasingly frustrated with the amount of time and money they are spending on paperwork and other activities that don't directly benefit patients," says Sean Martin, M.D., Director of Health and Technology. "All care providers want to improve patient health outcomes and the best way to do that is to spend more time actually taking care of patients. Medifr helps us do that."

Medifr is the world's first open eReferral platform designed to help care providers reduce the amount of time and money they are spending on patient referrals, collaboration and coordination of patient care. "Medifr eliminates lost referrals and immediately impacts the efficiency of sharing information and coordinating patient care," continued Dr. Martin. "Now we have a simple way to ensure important patient information, which is essential to optimizing care quality and outcomes, is available when and where it is needed most. Plus, it saves offices time and money."

The new online platform reduces the referral process of the time consuming phone and fax, to a simple 30-second online entry that is automatically tracked in the system. Care providers can quickly and easily collaborate with colleagues to ensure the seamless coordination of care needed to improve patient outcomes. Medifr can be used with any electronic medical record system, requires no software downloads or updates, and is 100% HIPAA compliant.

"Eliminating wasted time in the office is the first step to spending more time with our patients," says Dr. Martin. "Time with patients is precious. When it comes to people's health, no one wants to be cutting corners due to a lack of time."

Medifr is free for healthcare providers and their staff members. Learn more at

About Medifr

Medifr is the first open eReferral network that optimizes the referral process, allowing Care Providers to easily collaborate and coordinate care online for better patient outcomes. Medifr is EMR agnostic, adaptable to each unique Care Provider's workflow, and requires little to no training. Medifr increases Care Provider visibility and connects Care Providers with their local community to strengthen existing relationships and grow their network. Medifr will always be free for Care Providers and staff.

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