CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) announced Medlio and PatientLink Enterprises as the winners of the Allscripts Open API Patient Engagement Challenge. Allscripts launched the competition this summer to encourage innovation that will help healthcare organizations address the patient engagement through API connectivity requirements of Meaningful Use Stage 3.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s Meaningful Use Stage 3 (MU3) program requires hospitals and providers to supply a minimum of one application, connected through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that allow their patients to access their health information. The goal is to spur innovation to better engage patients in their care, and provide them with access and control over their health information.
There were more than 20 submissions for the Challenge, which was judged by a panel of Allscripts clients and executives. Winners were awarded a cash prize and the opportunity to demo their apps at the Allscripts Client Experience this month in Las Vegas.
First-place winner Medlio, a virtual health insurance card for digital check-ins, makes it easy for patients to use their smartphone to check-in, aggregate clinical and patient-generated data, and ensure up-front price transparency. Patients can see up-to-date health insurance benefits information, find doctors, pharmacies and hospitals near them, and pay directly from their mobile device.
Challenge runner-up PatientLink Enterprises connects doctors, researchers, and patients through its easy to navigate application, MyLinks. The application simplifies the patient’s process of requesting and organizing health information from all providers. The application also allows patients to opt-in for research requests and enables researchers to send customized questionnaires to interested patients. Patients can also securely connect with their full care team and family…all in one secure location.
“Allscripts is excited to partner with Medlio and PatientLink to deliver innovative patient engagement applications to hospitals and providers,” said Allscripts Chief Innovation Officer, Stanley Crane. “The Challenge was born from our philosophy that healthcare innovators are everywhere and that tomorrow’s game-changing healthcare tools will not be built by one company, but collectively by many.”
The award-winning Allscripts Developer Program (ADP) puts this philosophy into practice and facilitates the easy integration of third-party applications and devices with Allscripts EHR and practice management solutions. ADP has more than 150 applications and devices built on Allscripts Open APIs, which have achieved 1.65 billion data shares since 2013.
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