New entity will continue to drive the integration of patient data across health technology platforms, workflows, and applications
Medfusion announces the creation of a new stand-alone company, Greenlight Health Data Solutions (Greenlight Health), to meet the growing need for patient-initiated health data retrieval. Greenlight Health will be focused on driving data flows for patients, consumers, businesses and organizations that need ready access to patient-approved data housed across a wide variety of healthcare providers and patient portals.
Patients often want or need to share their health data with a variety of providers, organizations and apps—including life insurance, disability companies, specialty hospitals, wellness apps, and more. By simplifying medical records retrieval into an easy-to-use self-service “button,” organizations can empower their patients, members, and participants to connect to their data via their existing patient portals. The requested patient data is then retrieved and shared in a secure and structured format that easily integrates with existing technology workflows.
Greenlight Health is funded by serial entrepreneur and NCFC/NC Courage owner Steve Malik and will be based in Cary, NC. The company will be staffed by employees from within Medfusion who already support the data services business.
“Creating a health data services company with dedicated technical and operational resources will enable us to accelerate the growth of patient data-driven applications,” said Malik. “The need for companies and organizations to consume healthcare data is only going to increase and Greenlight Health intends to be on the forefront of satisfying that demand.”
The majority of health data transacted today is de-identified and often shared without patient consent, testing the bounds of privacy and security. Greenlight Health’s data services platform eliminates risk and ensures patient consent, transforming the business of health data retrieval and truly empowering patients and consumers to maintain control of their most critical and personal information.
About Greenlight Health
Greenlight Health has revolutionized the way health data flows between health IT systems and the providers, consumers, and organizations who need access to that data. Our revolutionary permission-based platform for health record retrieval puts patients in control of their own data; accessed, aggregated, and shared on their terms. Today Greenlight Health offers robust patient-initiated data retrieval across 40+ leading EHR patient portals and more than 700,000 providers. Our healthcare APIs are highly secure, compatible with FHIR and other emerging health IT standards, and easy to integrate.