Medical information is presented to patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals in different formats in fragmented condition. James Lieberman, author of "Killer Care", states, "The 2009 stimulus package included $36.5 billion to link electronic health records. Yet only 14% of clinicians share data with doctors beyond their own care organizations impeding diagnosis and jeopardizing treatment. Congress passed legislation last year directing interoperability within four years" . At the same time, consumers have embraced the use of so-called “smart phones” to communicate, make purchases at retail locations and for a myriad of novel uses . The chassante company proposes to develop a hands-on, centralized portal for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals that allow immediate, accurate, and accessible health information storage.
Healthcare is restructuring into a world that is grounded on population health and continuity of care, which requires collaboration from all medical professionals before, during, and after a medical intervention . The business of chassante will be to develop an innovative approach through technological advances that fosters an application program interface (API) of insurance providers and patients or caregivers. This advancement offers the community in which it operates the opportunity to take a more active role in the healthcare of their children. Essentially, this platform will be a living record on a patient for a more holistic attempt of care, preventing the typical non-compliant patient .
The foundation of research to support the goals of chassante will aim to understand the value of inputting protected health information, such as date of birth, age, allergies, and insurance information. Additionally, redecoration of immunization history, information pertaining to those immunizations, and push notifications for upcoming vaccination dates will populate to end-users creating an added benefit. Another functionality will be for users to enter measurements (height, weight, BMI, etc.) to calculate percentage rankings and developmental milestones. The key to this platform is the sharing function between users, which will allow consumers to automate data between devices, ensuring a record of the most up-to-date information. With previous experience in technology development, chassante will enhance the construction of a minimal viable product (MVP), as we are knowledgeable on the process and team necessary to bring our innovative thinking to life. A successful outcome of this proposal will be the development of chassante’s initial product that interfaces with physicians, patients and their caregivers, and insurance companies to populate coverage availability. Following our development will be testing phase that includes focus groups to compare physician involvement vs. non-involvement, and patient satisfaction of accessibility and quality of care in various academic medical centers.
The company, chassante, was founded in Charleston, SC in 2016 with a focus on educational and innovative approaches to develop, market, and distribute in order to benefit the population on the need to simultaneously and holistically track health status. The company’s founder is a woman and operates over half of its staff with female professionals. The purpose of this demographic composition is to recognize that women are responsible for over 90% of healthcare related decisions within the family . With immediate experience in the possibilities that a living record can benefit in these decisions, the need is imperative to the future of the healthcare industry.
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