New Zealand health technology developer Webtools Health has spun off its cloud-based connected care platform Centrik after receiving additional start-up funding of now NZ $ 1.75 million (US $ 1.2 million).
WHAT IT DOES
Centrik is a digital platform that connects the health ecosystem and consists of different modules. PatientEx, its newest module, enables consumers to register, access records, and communicate and interact with clinical staff. ProviderEx is another module that offers healthcare providers a modern web-based interface that can be accessed from any device, multi-factor authentication and role-based access controls, and automated digital engagement through configurable forms and ratings. Finally, the SolutionCentre module enables vendors to configure, customize, and deploy the system in minutes.
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
The additional funding will enable Webtools to deliver a “new generation” of digital health technology in New Zealand, said Harry Hawke, CEO of Webtools Health. “Everyone in the ecosystem wants better tools and ways for consumers to access and share their data in a safe and equitable manner,” he added.
Centrik, which adheres to international health standards and FHIR, also has ALEX integration that allows it to integrate with the majority of general practice websites “with minimal development or implementation costs,” said Webtools.
THE BIGGER TREND
The Better Health Group in Christchurch goes live with the Centrik platform and covers 70,000 enrolled patients.
It will provide consumer-facing features of the system such as a patient portal (which includes two-way communication with the provider), check-in functionality, patient messages and notifications, and payments – all in a single mobile application called Better Health Outcomes. Later, the platform will enable interaction with home monitoring devices and allow patients to share medical records.