If you haven’t already been, you are going to be provided with access to all of your personal health records electronically as part of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Nearly 80% of all medical facilities now have patient login capability, which gives you FREE access to ALL of your personal health records. Most major pharmacies, lab facilities and insurance companies also offer patients free electronic access to their information.
YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS WILL HELP US PERFECT OUR APPLICATION FOR HELPING PATIENTS MANAGE THEIR CARE.
LET'S DO THIS, KICKSTARTER!
Almost everyone visits multiple healthcare offices, each with its own unique patient-access portal to view one’s health records. But there is no product currently available that consolidates all of the information, from all of the offices, in one easy-to-use resource that creates a “medical Internet” for the patient on his or her smartphone, tablet or computer.
Protecting the PRIVACY of your data is of paramount importance to you, and to us. Our years of experience with managing health information should put you at ease – just check out our team's bio and read more on security below. Your data is safe, private and secure with us.
We make keeping track of your health records EASY!
Your help in reaching our funding goal will further develop our application and offer it to everyone. In addition, we have exciting stretch goals which, if realized, will enable us to complete our product’s automation and aggregation capabilities for data retrieval in a manner that no other product on the market has yet created.
Our goals are ambitious, but simplifying the complicated usually is.
Who needs LinkedMD™ ?
Anyone who has been to a hospital or clinic
Anyone who has been to the ER
- Anyone who has ever broken a bone
Anyone with health insurance
Anyone on medication
Anyone who travels
Anyone who chews gum
OK. You get it. Almost everyone will benefit by using LinkedMD™ to manage their healthcare footprint.
In summary, YOUR contribution will help us provide everyone easy access to their health records, intelligently organized and viewable on their personal computing devices of choice. Our team’s experience and connections in the technology and healthcare fields assure us of reaching the masses with our offering.
Meet the Team:
LinkedMD™ was founded by a team of innovative healthcare technology leaders with a passion for improving patient care through patient medical record accessibility. For years, we have been working to create a user-friendly approach for patient-engagement technology.
The Core LinkedMD™ Family:
Holly Clifford Corral: The vision, energy and movement behind LinkedMD
Laura Heiderman: Developer and Team Leader – building the product and business
Ralph DePetrillo: Developer – software, design and security
Gary Posner, M.D.: Health Records Editor and HIPAA Compliance Officer
Krystin Olinski: Kickstarter campaign and product development
Vanessa Evans: Kickstarter campaign
Claudeane Frank: Kickstarter campaign
LinkedMD™ Extended Family:
Richard Flick: Network Administrator – hardware and data storage
Marcela Pontecorvo: Kickstarter campaign
Vanessa Rodriguez: Kickstarter campaign
Larry Elliston: Video Producer/Director
Jim Webb (The Webb Works): Videographer
Jeremy Spinks (Jelly Bean Design): Website and Logo
Tarin Forbes, D.O.: Kickstarter campaign
Compliance & Security
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) became law under President Bill Clinton in 1996. This law, which ensures the portability/continuity of healthcare coverage for individuals changing jobs, also includes provisions that impact the management of heath information, simplify the administration of health insurance, and combat waste, fraud and abuse in the health-related industries.
Key implications of HIPAA include:
Requirement of healthcare organizations to completely rethink the manner in which they protect the security and privacy of their patients’/consumers’ health information
Mandated standard formats for the most common transactions between healthcare organizations
Need for many healthcare organizations to replace or substantially change their current systems and processes
To learn more about HIPAA compliance, please visit http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/.
Privacy and Security Platform
Imagine sending your health data through the postal system in a clear envelope. Anyone with access to the envelope can see the data. If it looks valuable, they might take it or change it. Our true 128-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificate, the strongest available, establishes a private communications channel enabling encryption/scrambling of the data during transmission, essentially creating an opaque envelope for message privacy.
Where we stand at the moment
Prior to what we expect to be a kickass Kickstarter campaign, LinkedMD™ is, at the moment, a desktop-based application requiring the use of Internet Explorer.
Once we are successful in raising the needed funding, LinkedMD™ will quickly also become available as a portable app for platforms such as smartphones and tablets.
LinkedMD™ can store and aggregate website login credentials for an unlimited number of medical facilities, pharmacies, lab facilities, insurance companies, etc., along with the ability to capture and store your information from the screens of those sites.
All healthcare data is stored in an encrypted database in the cloud, alleviating the need for user back-ups and allowing data retrieval from all platforms.
Basic Site Logging and Collection (presently 80% completed)
• Desktop program capable of storing multiple site credentials in the cloud for use in securely logging into personal sites and storing pertinent information in the form of screen captures
• Securely store site credentials, bank account, credit card, and additional address information
• Appointment scheduling with email or text reminders
• Strong password generator
• Website introducing LinkedMD™, allowing visitors to download the application
Semi-automated Logging and Collection (not yet begun)
Desktop program enhanced as follows:
•Perform automatic login where securely possible
•Allow user to manually “grab” information from website, defining the data into discreet fields and storing that data for future search and retrieval
Website enhanced as follows:
•Allow users to search for and display data that has been previously extracted from their personal websites and saved in LinkedMD™
Fully Automated Logging and Collection (not yet begun)
•Development of back-end processes to perform automatic logging and data extraction on a scheduled basis, requiring no user intervention
•Development of mobile device applications to allow the user to search for and display data that has been extracted and saved in LinkedMD™
Risks and challenges
A little bit of inside industry knowledge:
The ability for patients to have access to their medical records is a vital key to reducing the cost of healthcare. One of the major provisions in what is the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was to give everyone control of their health records and make them easily accessible. However, this has not happened. Rather, the money that Obamacare made available for that purpose has been used by companies to create more than 600 different Electronic Medical/Health Records (EMR/EHR) systems employing widely varying protocols for patients to log in and retrieve their records.
In other words, there are no common standards. Further, there was supposed to be a “medical Internet” to provide easy access, but there are no feasible plans on the horizon for this to happen, either.
For those reasons (and more), we feel so strongly about the value of our product that we may have to work triple-time to keep up with demand (as many grassroots companies will tell you, be careful what you wish for)! Reaching our funding goals will allow our experienced developers to maintain our momentum in providing LinkedMD™ to a universe of users on varying technology platforms.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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