Innovative New Android-based Application Makes Personal Health Data Accessible for Google Health Users Any Time, Anywhere
PALM SPRINGS, CA, Feb. 3, 2008 – Personal health records (PHRs) on Googleâ„¢ Health are going mobile with today’s introduction of the Anvitaâ„¢ Mobile Viewer for Google Health.
The Anvita Mobile Viewer, from Anvita Health, allows users of Google Health to bring their PHRs directly to the point of care, supplying a more comprehensive data set for physicians, pharmacists and other providers to employ in improving individual health care.
The Anvita Mobile Viewer is a free, downloadable application built for the Androidâ„¢ platform. It will be demonstrated publicly for the first time today during a presentation hosted by Sameer Samat, director of Product Development for Google Health at the TEPR or Toward Electronic Patient Record conference held here this week.
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Anvita Health, formerly known as SafeMed, is a pioneer in health care analytics. Its analytics engine powers the real-time personalized health feedback within the Google Health PHR, alerting users to important data such as potentially harmful drug interactions and other preventative guidelines.
“Extending the reach of the Google Health PHR is a great step forward in the evolution of the Google Health ecosystem,” said Samat. “Google Health’s collaboration with Anvita Health has added a critical dimension to the Google Health PHR, empowering our users to maximize the value of their health records with convenient, on-demand access on their smartphones.”
“We see the Google Health PHR as vital tool in allowing consumers to take a more active role in their own health care and the care of their families,” said Ahmed Ghouri, M.D., co-founder and chief medical officer of Anvita Health. “The Anvita Mobile Viewer builds a bridge between the home and the doctor’s office, and allows Google Health PHR users to realize the full value of their PHR data by taking it to where critical medical decisions are made.”
Ghouri offered the example of a person caring for his or her aging parent. “The creation and maintenance of a Google Health PHR for elderly parents, whose care regimens can be complex and rapidly changing, helps improve the quality of care by having easy and instant access to vital information,” said Ghouri.
To download the Anvita Mobile Viewer for Google Health, users must have a mobile device using the Android operating system. The application can be downloaded by visiting the download page on Anvita Health’s website at www.anvitahealth.com. After opening the Anvita Mobile Viewer application and logging in to their the secure Google Health account, users can then access their most up-to-date PHR information, including biometric information, such as height, weight and age, current prescriptions and doses, documented health conditions, previous procedures, lab results, allergies and more.
About Anvita Health: Founded by physicians in 2000, Anvita Health provides innovative health care analytics to its c ustomers who, in aggregate, manage more than 50 million lives. Anvita Health’s analysis engine and custom analytics solutions are used by point-of-care information technology systems, health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, disease management companies, personal health record providers, and ambulatory care providers. Anvita Health is headquartered in San Diego, California.