Health Gorilla, Inc. has announced the release of a mobile application geared towards doctors who need to place electronic orders with medical providers nationwide.
Health Gorilla mobile, offered on the iOS platform, will allow doctors to track and review results instantly as they arrive. Physicians can then forward electronic results within their practice or exchange them with peers and patients to streamline the process and improve quality of care.
According to a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine, approximately 59.3 percent of all primary care physicians’ daily emails were for the interpretation of test results and 21.7 percent were responses to patients. The use of email generally increases the risk for doctors and their patients as most email services are not HIPAA compliant.
Health Gorilla mobile integrated messaging greatly reduces the risk in communication between a doctor and their patients by offering a fully HIPAA compliant environment. Health Gorilla mobile enables a physician to securely and compliantly forward diagnostic test results, radiology images, admission and discharge summaries and other clinical documents to patients and care coordinators through secure messaging.
“We believe that the value proposition is clear and compelling for doctors and their teams," said Steve Yaskin, Chief Executive Officer of Health Gorilla, Inc. “The existing process is heavily dependent on paper, fax and manual processing. It is slow, cumbersome and prone to error. Doctors can better manage their time, and the time of their administrative and care coordinating teams, by using the power of the marketplace through the Health Gorilla app. Now they have one place to order from any diagnostic lab, radiology center, hospital, physical therapy, sleep center, SNF and other healthcare providers in the United States.”