Iowa Health System Selects Jardogs FollowMyHealth™ Universal Health Record

Nov 03, 2011, 16:38 ET from Jardogs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Iowa Health System (IHS) has announced their selection of Jardogs' FollowMyHealth™ Universal Health Record to provide online access to its patients. FollowMyHealth combines the global connectivity and patient management aspects of a personal health record with the integration of a patient portal to create the only true Universal Health Record.


"Jardogs' FollowMyHealth was selected by IHS because of its superior capability to integrate with our multiple EHR systems," said John Hendricks, IT Executive Director of Interoperability & Business Solutions for IHS. "We are confident that the online patient access solution launched by IHS and Jardogs will enhance our patient experience and complement the work of our employees and physicians."

"We are pleased to be partnering with IHS," said Jim Hewitt, CEO of Jardogs. "FollowMyHealth's unique technology platform, including translation services, an enterprise master patient index, and the use of true cloud-based architecture, answers IHS's need to provide a single patient access solution across multiple EHR systems."


IHS has relationships with 26 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities and more than 195 physician clinics.  With annual revenues of $2.7 billion, IHS entities provide patient care in Illinois and Iowa and employ greater than 22,000 employees.

The eight senior affiliates of IHS are: Iowa Health – Des Moines; Allen Health Systems, Inc. (Waterloo, Iowa); Finley Tri-States Health Group, Inc. (Dubuque, Iowa); St. Luke's Health System, Inc. (Sioux City, Iowa); St. Luke's Healthcare (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Trinity Health Systems, Inc. (Fort Dodge, Iowa); Trinity Regional Health System (Rock Island, Illinois); and Methodist Health Services Corporation (Peoria, Illinois).

Over the years, IHS hospitals have received national recognition for quality, service and patient satisfaction,  including the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence, Top 100 Heart Hospital designation, HealthGrades Patient Safety Award, Gold Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence, and more. IHS entities also include four accredited colleges of nursing and/or allied health fields and approximately 800 employed physicians.


Based in Springfield, Illinois, Jardogs was founded in 2009 with the goal of paving new ways for healthcare organizations to manage information and connect with patients through technology, increasing the availability of information, enhancing efficiency and raising patient interaction to improve daily lives.  Jardogs' patient access solutions include the award-winning patient kiosk and the FollowMyHealth™ Universal Health Record. To learn more about Jardogs and its products, visit

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