Health Datapalooza: Get Real Health VP, ‘We Did Patient Engagement Before It Was Cool’
Fresh from the main stage at Health Datapalooza Health Innovation TV reporter and partner at On The Marc Media Kathy Fowler aka @kathleenOTMM grabs some air time with Cortney Nicolato, Vice President, Healthcare Strategies of Get Real Health (@GetReal_Health).
Nicolato offers a definition of patient engagement noting Get Real Health has been in the space ‘before it was cool’, i.e., dubbed the blockbuster drug of the century, notes both progress and changes in the market place for patient engagement platforms, and discusses the ‘instant PHR‘ a patient engagement ecosystem.
Get Real Health has:
‘built 50+ applications both here in the United States and around the world for hospital systems..’
One of those client systems is Medstar Health a non-profit regional health system serving metro D.C. and surrounding Maryland. The ‘ehealth 2 go‘ is a private labeled Instant PHR project leveraging the HealthVault platform which copy states it allows members to:
- Create and keep your own lifetime medical record
- Track how your health is doing and identify health trends
- Make your health information available “24/7,” when and where it is needed
- Access logs, resources and helpful information for managing your health
Nicolato enumerates some of the ROI metrics associated with their diabetes program, increases in health literacy and improved access to needed services.