Health Gorilla (www.healthgorilla.com) today announced the launch of its expanded physician portal, part of a new clinical network the company will unveil next month to connect doctors, vendors, and patients within a single, secure platform. Health Gorilla is already used by thousands of doctors to automate their practices through instant, easy electronic lab and medical imaging orders, referrals, and test results. With the launch of its clinical network, Health Gorilla will change the game by adding connectivity across the entire doctor-patient interaction – from providing accurate clinical records at the point of care, to sharing information and results across the care circle, to empowering consumers to proactively manage their own health. Physicians can get on board in advance of the launch by connecting their practice with the Health Gorilla network starting today, at no charge.
"Securely automating the electronic ordering process was the first step towards connecting physicians directly with thousands of vendors and patients, and delivering a new level of service and results," said Steve Yaskin, CEO of Health Gorilla. "A digital clinical network means more secure, faster exchange of healthcare information. As we expand across the US, we are closing the gaps in health care disparities and focusing on the quality of care."
Health Gorilla is designed to put doctors in the driver's seat when it comes to improving patient outcomes, streamlining back-office operations, and improving consumer health overall. The clinical network connects doctors and clinicians with over 9,000 diagnostic labs, 35,000 radiology centers, and a host of other facilities including physical therapy, sleep, and surgical centers, skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, and more. Key features for physicians include:
- Complete Patient Health History. Leveraging unique proprietary patient matching and data interoperability algorithms, Health Gorilla finally solves the EHR problem that has been plaguing the industry – aggregating data from throughout a patient's lifetime to create the first universal electronic medical record, and provide physicians with the clinical information they need to treat patients at the point of care.
- A Fully Automated Practice. Physicians can use Health Gorilla to instantly place electronic orders to any lab or medical facility in its extensive online partner network, as well as securely send and receive referrals and test results online. The clinical network covers the entire physician's book of business, including adhering to their ACOs and IPAs contracts for in-network service pre-authorizations, referrals and orders to diagnostic service providers.
- HIPPA-Secure Communication. Health Gorilla will make it easy for physicians to securely communicate and share medical records and results with patients – as well as anyone else in their care circle.
- Tools for Patient Engagement. With Health Gorilla, physicians will be able to improve their communication with their patients about both current and future health care, with a host of tools that empower patients to take control of their overall well-being.
Health Gorilla is fully HIPPA compliant and certified for Meaningful Use 2. In addition to the web app, an iOS app allows physicians to access the entire network on the go – offering secure access to review patient history, place clinical orders, send referrals, review and share results, and more from any iOS device, in any location.