Medical Web Technologies Announces Patent for Web-Based Perioperative Workflow Solution
Medical Web Technologies, a provider of web-based medical information solutions, has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued the company a patent which covers the process of guiding a patient through the creation of a structured, online medical history that is securely stored and then distributed to medical facilities and physicians that the patient designates as enabled through the company's One Medical Passport solution.
One Medical Passport allows patients to complete their own preoperative medical history securely via the Internet, according to a company news release. The information then becomes available to nurses, anesthesiologists and registration staff, as well as the patient's surgeon. Patients have continued access to an online personal health record, which they can update whenever needed using One Medical Passport.
"Preop screenings conducted over the phone are time consuming for nurses, inconvenient for patients and often prone to errors as patients are rushed and rarely have the necessary information on hand," according to Stephen Punzak, MD, founder and CEO of Medical Web Technologies, according to the news release. "Leveraging the Internet, we have made the process much more efficient, convenient and cost effective for patients, medical facilities and physicians."
Medical Web Technologies has partnered with SourceMedical for the adoption of its technology in the ambulatory surgery center and surgical hospital segment of the healthcare market.
Read the news release about the patent for One Medical Passport (pdf).
Learn more about Medical Web Technologies.
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