Partnership Brings Cloud-Based, Secure Content-Sharing and Collaboration Technology to Healthcare Providers and Patients
SANTA CLARA, CA – October 2, 2013 – CareCloud, the fastest-growing provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health records (EHR), and medical billing software and services, today announced a new partnership with Box at the annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference. Highlighted in a presentation by Box CEO Aaron Levie, the partnership integrates Box’s secure content-sharing and collaboration capabilities into the CareCloud cloud-based platform, allowing its provider customers to give patients unparalleled access to their personal health information – including personal medical records, labs and test results – in a safe, HIPAA-compliant environment.
In July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new data that demonstrated how doctors are using EHRs to provide more information securely to patients, and ultimately improve patient care. As patients become more active in their healthcare, providers are finding there is an increasing need for protected, intuitive, cloud-based storage applications to facilitate easy access and sharing of health information.
“There is so much that healthcare can learn from other industries. At CareCloud, we see the value in partnering with the best technology innovators to help our customers be successful,” said Albert Santalo, CEO of CareCloud. “With its HIPAA-compliant offering, Box is the perfect partner as we look to expand our offerings for physicians. Additionally, CareCloud and Box both share a commitment to developing on an open API platform, so this partnership made sense both culturally and technologically and we are excited to offer the resulting integrated solution to the market.”
“At Box, our goal in healthcare is to connect disparate parties and enable collaboration by providing a secure cloud-based, collaboration platform,” said Whitney Bouck, Box’s senior vice president and general manager of enterprise. “The cloud allows for platform agnostic applications to be accessible and deployed wherever the doctor or patient needs access to information. By working with leading innovators in the electronic health record space, like CareCloud, we can help both providers and patients make medical records and documents more portable and accessible.”
Today, providers using CareCloud’s platform can give patients access to their health records and financial documents through the CareCloud Community patient portal. Moving forward, this functionality will be extended to Box, allowing providers to store, manage and access these documents from a patient’s Box account.
“This is exactly the kind of practical solution I need in my practice, so that I can enhance my interactions with patients while also collaborating with my peers without altering the way I like to work,” said Dr. Carlos Sesin, of Vanguard Rheumatology Partners of Florida. “With this new file sharing capability, I can reach patients quickly, efficiently and securely from within my existing practice management and EHR platform. This capability will not only enhance my business’s workflow, but will also enable me to drive patient engagement to the next level.”
As a pioneer and innovator in cloud-based practice management, EHR, and revenue cycle management for medical groups, CareCloud delivers sleek, easy-to-use software solutions to increase profitability and productivity. CareCloud’s platform powers over 3,500 providers in 47 states, supporting more than five million unique patients. The company’s award-winning platform also encourages greater patient engagement and care coordination, serving as the cornerstone of the company’s vision to be the industry’s single login for healthcare.
CareCloud is a leading provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR), and medical billing software and services for medical groups. The company’s products are connecting providers to one another – and to their patients – through a fully integrated digital healthcare ecosystem that can be accessed on any browser or device.
CareCloud is helping thousands of physicians to increase collections, streamline operations and improve patient care in over 47 states, and currently manages over $2 billion in annualized accounts receivables on behalf of its revenue cycle management clients. To learn more about CareCloud, please visit www.carecloud.com.