Myca Health subsidiary and “patient platform management” company Hello Health has taken its emphasis on patient engagement mobile, with the company’s first iPhone app.
The app, called PortalConnect, enables patients whose physicians use the Hello Health EHR to update and access their own personal health record (PHR). Using the app, they can enter and review their medical information, send and receive secure messages from their doctors, revisit appointment notes, review and print lab results, and schedule appointments. Currently the app is available in both English and Spanish.
The Hello Health PortalConnect app was quietly added to the AppStore in January, but the company is only now publicizing the launch. Most of the features of the app were already available previously on Hello Health’s online patient portal. The online portal has a subscription fee of $48 per year or $4 per month, which also includes video visits. The new app is free to download, but can’t be used without a Hello Health subscription. Correction: An older version of this story listed an outdated pricing model for Hello Health.
Hello Health markets its patient portal to providers as a way to meet Meaningful Use guidelines for patient engagement with its’ EHRs. The company has raised $21.5 million, with $11.5 million coming in last November from First Generation Capital since its founding. Hello Health powers the employer clinic practices at Qualcomm and Apple among other large, self-insured employers.
Despite its ties to Apple, Hello Health says it will be releasing its app for Android as well in the future. The company also plans to release a provider-facing version of the app.