Health Wizz has announced the rollout of significant enhancements to its free mobile application.
Health Wizz is an innovative technology company with a mission to enable people to securely and efficiently manage their health information.
Originally released in 2017 and available on Apple's App Store and Android's Play Store, the Health Wizz mobile platform allows people to aggregate, organize, share, donate or trade their medical records. The app will be piloted at Cape Fear Valley Hospital in the next few months.
The Health Record Problem
Many people are not aware that their most important asset – medical data – is scattered all over. Shreds of it reside in multiple medical institutions and in the hands of many people.
Physicians, hospitals, and medical labs all have traces of people’s health records.
Nobody in the U.S. has access to their longitudinal, birth-to-now, medical record. Limited interoperability between medical organizations, data hacking, ransomware attacks, bureaucratic bottlenecks and data brokers who sell our data without our knowledge or consent – the list of issues with current medical health record keeping is long.
The current “one-size-fits-all” healthcare model is undergoing a huge transformation, including such significant breakthroughs as precision medicine and personalized drugs. Having control over their medical data empowers patients to actively and intelligently manage their health and wellness.
It is also crucial to research because once compiled, this clinical, environmental and genetic data can be used to solve most pressing precision medicine challenges, such as developing cure for cancer. However today, many patients cannot access or share their own health information due to lack of interoperability and researchers do not have a central location to compile, analyze or access critical data.
The Health Wizz Solution
The Health Wizz platform allows people to reclaim the rightful ownership of their personal health information. It enables people to download, aggregate and standardize all their health records on their mobile phone.
Even more, people are now able to share their medical data with multiple parties, including research organizations and pharmaceutical companies that are conducting clinical trials, all while ensuring data integrity and protecting patient's privacy. Most importantly, unlike with other record keeping systems, it is the people who manage what, where, when and who has permission to access their data.
According to CEO of Health Wizz Raj Sharma, the current state of healthcare is not patient-centric despite years of rhetoric, patients have never been at the center of the U.S. healthcare system. They are not viewed as collaborators, and have very little say in their own medical care.
The only way this will change is if patients demand access and control of their medical data. When patients have a copy of their health records they become more aware and engaged. And engaged patients are healthier patients, as studies overwhelmingly demonstrate.
This shift of control from health providers to patients is already happening. Four out of every five patients say they want to own and control their health data, 79 percent say they want to have digital access to it. With the new Health Wizz secure mobile platform they finally can.