Cincinnati, Ohio-based PatientPoint, maker of engagement platforms for providers and patients, has introduced a new physician-facing app designed to enhance doctor performance and the patient-physician interaction.
The app, PatientPoint 360, pulls together the company’s earlier product offerings: PatientPoint Access, which is a physician medical news digital screen that keep doctors on top of the latest news, and the PatientPoint Interact, which is a wall-mounted touchscreen device located in physician exam rooms for patient education. to deliver a mobile version of timely medical news delivery, patient education resources and 3D anatomical guides.
“PatientPoint 360 is really a combination of our experience in the field – our Access device that acts like the Bloomberg of medical news, and the patient-physician Interact tool that provides 3D anatomical graphics,” PatientPoint Chief Provider Officer Chris Martini told MobiHealthNews in an interview.
PatientPoint’s 3D charts cover all health systems and the feature is mainly used in primary care, cardiology and oncology. Martini said the app brings a more convenient, less obtrusive tool into the exam rooms and into the hands of doctors to facilitate better patient education. Rather than relying on posters or physical drawings to demonstrate medical information, doctors can use the app.
“Taking our existing products and extending the reach to physicians specifically through their smartphones and tablets makes it a real asset to have in the lab coat,” said Martini. “Bringing the 3D charts into the visit marks a tremendous evolution of tools they would have in their hands, versus outdated posters or having to draw out something on a piece of paper.”
The company currently has programs in more than 31,000 locations, spanning over 70,000 healthcare providers and 750 hospitals nationwide. The first wave of the app rollout will make it available to healthcare providers in the PatientPoint network.
“It’s a mobile world. We want to be true to our roots and enhance the quality at the point of care, and we also want to make it medical education more convenient and available,” said Martini.