Company Update: September 2020
From PDX to EHR Data
On June 1, 2020, National Health Coalition®, parent company to EHR Data, Inc™. divested its pharmacy technology solution companies PDX, Inc.®, National Health Information Network®, and Freedom Data Systems®. Change Healthcare was the acquiring company.
The decision to sell PDX after 40-plus years in the healthcare industry came after Ken Hill, R.Ph., Founder and Chairman of the Board for EHR Data, and founding partners elected to place sole focus on proving interoperability for patient safety is possible and patient data ownership is key.
EHR Data seeks to expand upon our leadership’s decades of experience in pharmacy and clinical technology and continue to shake up the greater healthcare industry with our disruptive technologies and person-centric approach to data ownership. Building on our commitment to improving patient outcomes and asserting the role of pharmacy in the healthcare continuum, we are placing greater emphasis than ever on patient safety and care. Healthcare experts often express the importance of taking control of your own health which ultimately comes down to you taking control of your health data. That’s where EHR Data comes in.
The Opioid Epidemic and Proof of Concept
Beginning with the opioid epidemic that has only worsened since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, EHR Data seeks to offer pharmacy and healthcare providers a utility to help providers move the needle on patient care to help save peoples’ lives.
This utility will serve as a real-time single source of truth for all opioid prescriptions and eventually all prescriptions, so providers and pharmacists will have access to the most current and complete patient records. By acting as a single connection point for prescription and clinical data, our goal is to open that up to all other types of healthcare data and eventually beyond, and place it back in your hands, the human who should truly own and control that data.
We are in the process of working with several pharmacies, a state board of pharmacy, and healthcare standards organizations to develop and prove out our solution in response to the opioid epidemic. The end goal is to establish a national patient safety network by means of a central data repository that captures opioid claims across all pharmacies, and eventually expand that to all drugs. This will help healthcare providers and researchers gain real-time access to the patient information they desperately need to make the best clinical decisions possible. We are in the late development and recruiting phases of this opioid management solution.
Mobile App Developments
We are working with nChain, a London-based blockchain technology development firm, and are currently in the testing phase for the mobile application technology for patient access. nChain is working on the development of the mobile application and we are developing the API.
We want to thank you for your continued support. Together, we can change the healthcare landscape, curb opioid abuse, and empower you and those you love to take control of your health data.
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