In a move that will accelerate the delivery of healthcare throughout Puerto Rico, Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM, ActiveHealth Management (New York, N.Y.), and Medens Corporation (Dorado, Puerto Rico) today announced an agreement to deliver cloud services that will help physicians share and exchange actionable health information in order to make more accurate decisions about patient care.
In Puerto Rico, less than six percent of physicians use health information technology, and the territory lags behind the rest of the nation in access to patient information, the use of electronic medical records, and the ability to share and analyze health data to improve the health of Puerto Rico's nearly four million citizens.
As a result of the new agreement, Medens Corp. will provide the cloud-based IBM and ActiveHealth Management solution for collaborative care with the cloud-based SOAPware EMR+Practice Management System as the foundation of its own offering called the Medens Cloud. The Medens Cloud provides a suite of services that allows doctors to easily manage all their medical and financial data for a more productive, efficient practice. It also facilitates better exchange of patient information and delivers intelligent clinical decision support to improve patient care. Medens will make this available throughout Puerto Rico to the island's 11,000 physicians.