Thursday, July 21, 2005

Medfusion Enhances Existing Solutions With H1n1 Influenza Screening

Medfusion Enhances Existing Solutions With H1n1 Influenza Screening

Medfusion reacts swiftly to Swine flu outbreak by adding interactive online screening solutions to communications platform

Cary, NC (Vocus) May 27, 2009

Medfusion (http://www. medfusion. net/), the nation's leader in patient portals as ranked by KLAS, has responded quickly to physician practices by enhancing Medfusion's existing Symptom Assessment (http://medfusion. net/healthcare_symptoms_assessment. html) and Virtual Office Visit (http://medfusion. net/online_doctor_consultation. html) online patient communication solutions with an H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) screening.

"The country is experiencing a real health care crisis now," said Steve Malik, Medfusion's CEO. "Even though the outbreak of H1N1 Influenza isn't the number one news headliner today, it's still very real. Upon inception of the outbreak, Medfusion provided physicians the opportunity to ramp up on preparedness and expediently respond to patients with an online diagnosis that otherwise might have taken longer if an appointment had to be scheduled."

Without having to come into the office, the patient can log into the practice's secure HIPAA-compliant patient portal, select either Symptom Assessment or Virtual Office Visit, and type in Swine flu when they are prompted for a condition. The patient then responds to a series of interactive clinical questions relative to their symptoms so that the doctor can provide a secure online consultation, prescribe the appropriate anti-viral drug, if necessary, or determine if the patient needs an in-office visit.

Additionally, physician practices have been able to use Medfusion's Secure Patient Messaging (http://medfusion. net/web_messaging. html) solution to mass broadcast the availability of H1N1 influenza online screening and to keep patients informed about the latest news regarding this outbreak or any other dire health issues. "We immediately launched Webinar training session's specific to Swine flu patient messaging and Virtual Office Visits, and the response from the practices was overwhelming," said Crystal Upson, Vice President of Client Services. Medfusion continues to hold these training sessions regularly. Also, physician practices that have a website powered by Medfusion have complete control over their content management, which means they are able to post and change messaging at any given time about their services and the latest health issue developments.

About Medfusion
Medfusion, a Cary, NC-based company offers patient-provider communication solutions nationally that enable healthcare providers to offer superior service to their patients while improving office efficiency and generating revenue (http://medfusion. net/medfusion_roi. html). Medfusion's powerful web-based solutions virtually transforms physician/patient communications using applications for pre-registration, appointment requests and reminders, outbound messaging, lab results delivery, prescription renewals, online bill payment, virtual office visits, and unique web sites. Medfusion is the preferred portal and website provider for the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). For more information, please visit www. medfusion. net.