GenieMD is pleased to announce the release of version 6.0 of the GenieMD iOS healthcare app. This major update includes a new layout of the app as well as a significant number of new features.
Notable new features include integration with the iHealth wearable devices and expanding the number and types of connected devices GenieMD users can now sync to their health records. Family caregivers now have the ability to create Care Circles and invite members of a support team to collaborate through secure messaging, post requests to the group, access a shared calendar, and receive notifications about the care recipient. The company aims to reduce the amount of time, and the challenges associated with coordinating care when a sick or chronically ill loved one is at home.
This release also makes the company’s BlueButton + implementation generally available. Users of GenieMD are now given a Direct email address that they can provide to their doctors, or other data holders supporting the BlueButton initiative, in order to securely receive electronic copies of their health records. GenieMD stores copies of these records and parses the data, combining it with data from other sources to create a comprehensive health record for the user. BlueButton + guidance was developed through the Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC) Standards and Interoperability Framework initiative, and is intended to catalyze the growing movement of consumer and patient engagement in health and healthcare via information technology.
GenieMD won the 2013 ONC BlueButton Co-Design Challenge.