SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Gorilla (www.healthgorilla.com), a HIPAA-compliant and MU2-certified Clinical Network that connects doctors, vendors, and patients within a single, secure interface, today announced an agreement with Scripps Health, a non-profit regional integrated health system based in San Diego, Calif, to provide access to imaging and lab data from its facilities to community physicians and their patients. Health Gorilla is already used by thousands of doctors to automate their practices through instant, easy electronic lab and medical imaging orders, referrals, and test results, including Scripps affiliated medical groups Scripps Mercy Physician Partners and Mercy Physicians Medical Group (MPMG).
Under the agreement, the Health Gorilla Clinical Network will allow independent doctors and nurses to access Scripps' stored patient data to avoid repeat tests, lower costs, and help eliminate errors in care. Due to HIPAA regulations, this data cannot be transferred via email, so physicians, labs, and hospitals with incompatible systems previously had to fax records from office to office, investing countless hours to send and receive results and reports. With Health Gorilla, participating Scripps- affiliated physicians will now have access to an effective and compliant communications platform. Ambulatory personnel and hospital doctors, along with Scripps' physician medical groups and unaffiliated doctor's practices and labs, will all be connected in one place, where they can uniformly view patient records, place electronic orders, and access and share results.
"Health Gorilla has been working for years to close communications gaps and interoperability issues across the medical community," said Steve Yaskin, CEO of Health Gorilla. "This is critical across the board, but especially for ambulatory and hospital care, where the fast pace truly demands seamless, automated communications. We're thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a well-respected integrated health care system as Scripps."
Health Gorilla's Clinical Network connects doctors, vendor partners (such as lab facilities, clinics, and hospitals), and consumers in a closed, HIPAA-compliant loop of information and communications. Thousands of doctors and clinicians are connected with over 9,000 diagnostic labs, 35,000 radiology centers, and a host of other facilities including physical therapy, sleep and surgical centers, skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, and more. Health Gorilla offers electronic ordering, referrals, and results, consolidates patient records in one place to offer a comprehensive health history, and allows seamless and secure sharing of information across a patient's care circle.
"The agreement with Health Gorilla provides improved health care communications among the members of our physician network and connects patient data from Scripps facilities using the latest in HIPAA-approved technology," said Dustin Brown, Chief Operating Officer for Scripps Mercy Physician Partners.
Health Gorilla is fully HIPAA compliant and certified for Meaningful Use 2. Anywhere you see a fax machine in a clinic or hospital, you will soon see a computer with Health Gorilla on the screen. Health Gorilla is also available via any Android or iOS device, which allows both medical professionals and consumers to securely access its full features while on-the-go. To join Health Gorilla's Clinical Network, visit www.healthgorilla.com.
About Health Gorilla
Health Gorilla's nationwide clinical network connects doctors, vendors, and patients within a single, secure interface – creating a closed loop of communication and transforming how care is managed. Health Gorilla automates lab results, referrals and test results for physicians and medical facilities, which provides better communication between all parties involved, and leads to better communication and an overall healthier population. Health Gorilla is HIPAA compliant and MU2-certified, available online or on-the-go. To join the clinical network and redefine what quality care means to you, visit www.healthgorilla.com.
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