NEW YORK, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mana Health, a technology company that creates data-driven solutions for healthcare, announced today the availability of its ManaCloud Platform, a secure, HIPAA-compliant cloud platform that unifies electronic medical records (EMRs) with patient-generated data and offers a developer-friendly Application Programming Interface (API) to support authorized access. The launch comes on the heels of the recently announced Meaningful Use—Stage 3 (MU-3) proposed rule, which requires the use of API for sharing data with patients and making available patient-generated data to providers along the continuum of care.
"We are pleased to offer ManaCloud at the exact moment the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) set down the MU-3 requirement for API access to health records," said Chris Bradley, CEO and co-founder of Mana Health. "Health information exchanges (HIEs), hospitals and health systems can now leverage the deep investment Mana Health has made in unified data infrastructure to enhance patient data access, care coordination, and chronic care management."
ManaCloud was developed as a way to integrate the many disparate data sources that surround a patient to capture critical information that can support the shift to value-based care. The platform allows for the input and integration of patients' clinical data from existing EMRs while adding patient-generated data from apps and connected devices such as weight, pain levels, pulse, heart rate, exercise and calories. All of this data is then made available through an extensible API that makes it easy and cost-effective to deliver applications that can accelerate the industry-wide movement toward value-based care.
ManaHealth is also announcing the availability of ManaCloud within Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), a San Antonio, Texas-based HIE reaching more than two million consumers and providers within some 40 hospitals. ManaCloud is currently launched within the HASA network, powering the Mana Health Patient Gateway, its meaningful use-certified patient portal.
"Since launching HASA services in 2011, we've steadily worked towards providing our members with applications that easily bring together and present data from multiple sources," said Gijs Van Oort, CEO and Executive Director, HASA. "By making the ManaCloud API available to our members, we can help them launch new and required services more cost effectively and help speed the transition to a more accountable healthcare system."
Key features of the ManaCloud platform include:
- Secure, HIPAA-compliant cloud-based platform with multiple layers of data protection
- Developer-friendly RESTful, JSON API and Mobile SDK
- Sandbox allowing developers to build apps using test patient records
- Plug-ins for various devices and applications
- Clinical data plug-ins for many EMR output formats
About Mana Health
Mana Health is transforming healthcare by unifying patient data in a single, cloud-based platform. Based in New York City, the Mana Health team includes experts from healthcare, real-time data systems, consumer experience, and analytics. The ManaCloud platform offers a unified view of the patient record, and its applications support the needs of value-based care with engaging and intelligent services that impact the quality of care. Mana Health offers additional applications to engage patients and offer insights to care providers. To learn more about Mana Health, visit www.manahealth.com.
About Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA)
Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA) is a 501 (c) (3) community collaborative initiative to enhance access to health and medical care for Central Texas residents through Health Information Exchange (HIE). Supported by major providers in the community, HASA adds to the medical safety net by offering an electronic shared patient record in a safe and secure environment. With this level of connectivity across provider entities, care can be delivered more effectively and conveniently. www.hasatx.org
SOURCE Mana Health