Patient Portal Enables Patient Engagement, Supports Meaningful Use 2
CARY, N.C. -- (Business Wire)
Intuit Health, the healthcare unit of Intuit
Inc (Nasdaq: INTU) and leader in patient engagement and patient
portals will be demonstrating the integrated Blue Button capabilities of
the Intuit Health Patient
Portal at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference in New Orleans, March
4-6. At the invitation of the Office of the National Coordinator for
Health Information Technology (ONC), Florida Health Care Plans and
Community Care Physicians (CCP), will showcase the power of patients
transmitting their electronic health record summary as part of the
Intuit Health patient portal at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase.
ONC’s Automatic Blue Button Initiative is designed to advance access of
both computer and human readable health data securely through electronic
health records, increasing the likelihood of adoption of enhanced
technology tools available to engage consumers.
“Blue Button has become a universal symbol for advancement in consumer
engagement and patients are demanding enhanced access to their
healthcare data,” said Sanjiv Waghmare, vice president and general
manager of Intuit Health. “Our integrated patient portal provides the
perfect platform for patients to have greater access to data through
Blue Button+, while also driving practice efficiency and enabling higher
patient engagement to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements.”
Meaningful Use 2, a mandate developed by the Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services Incentive Programs and ONC, can be better achieved
through the use of Blue Button+. Organizations are required to provide
consumers with the ability to view, download and transmit data to third
party applications, a functionality Blue Button+ accomplishes with great
“Blue Button+ is a blueprint for providing access to structured and
secure health information to developers that build on the view, download
and transmit requirements of Meaningful Use Stage 2," said Farzad
Mostashari, MD, the office of national coordinator for health IT.
Intuit Health plans to support ONC’s Automatic Blue Button Initiative,
Blue Button+ standards and the continued advancement of data
accessibility and engagement of healthcare consumers.
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. is a leading provider
of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized
businesses; financial institutions, including banks and credit unions;
consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and
services, including QuickBooks®,
Quicken® and TurboTax®,
simplify small business
management and payroll
processing, personal finance,
and tax preparation and filing.
are Intuit's leading tax preparation offerings for professional
accountants. Intuit Financial Services helps banks and credit unions
grow by providing on-demand solutions and services that make it easier
for consumers and businesses to manage
Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $4.15 billion in its
fiscal year 2012. The company has approximately 8,500 employees with
major offices in the United States, Canada,
the United Kingdom, India
and other locations. More information can be found at
About Intuit Health
Intuit Health is redefining how patients and providers communicate with
one another, shifting routine tasks online and mobile, driving practice
efficiency, and enabling higher patient engagement to meet Meaningful
Use stage 2 requirements. The Intuit Health Patient Portal optimizes
time for ambulatory practices, so healthcare providers can get back to
caring for people and their patients can focus on their health. Health
systems and acute providers can now access an open patient platform,
integrated with many systems, to manage for patients across the
continuum of care.
Intuit Health is part of the MGMA AdminiServe® program and also an AAFP
Advantage Program Partner for Patient-Centered Medical Home. Learn more
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Source: Intuit Inc.
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