Mobiusoft Announces General Release
FLINT, MI - March 28, 2012 -- After 3 years of development and 18 months of pilot testing, Mobiusoft is excited to announce the general release of its Velocity ONC Certified Complete EHR and HIE platforms on April 1, 2012 with its first completely integrated installation being the Greater Flint Health Information Exchange (www.gfhie.com). The GFHIE currently provides electronic coordinated patient care with family practice, pediatrics, neurology, radiology, and chiropractic pilot clinicians managing more than 14,000 patients living in Genesee, Lapeer, and Shiawassee counties.
Mobiusoft Achieves ONC Certification for Complete EHR Meaningful Use
FLINT, MI - July 7th, 2011 -- Mobiusoft is excited to announce that on
July 7, 2011, we achieved the ONC Federal Complete EHR Certification for
Meaningful Use. With that significant milestone behind us, we are preparing for
beta site deployments scheduled for September and October. The uniqueness of our
ONC certified product and the integration of our community-wide HIE has drawn
the attention of the American Medical Association, the Michigan State Medical
Society, the Michigan Health Department, and numerous independent physicians in
our beta-community. This underscores our forethought and strategic thinking
regarding long-term clinical integration for ACOs and the benefits that Stark
Law provides to those who demonstrate clinical integration. We are very excited
to be the only certified EHR software vendor in the integrated,
Mobiusoft Could Bring On Almost 150 Employees in 18 Months if Digital Medical Record Program Takes Off
FLINT, MI - May 28th, 2011, The Flint Journal
-- A Flint-based company hopes to cash in on an upcoming federal requirement that mandates electronic medical records with a new program that records health information electronically. Mobiusoft, the company behind the record-keeping program, was formed in 2009 and plans to approach the federal government for approval in June. If OK’d, the program would be added to a list of those used for Medicare and Medicaid. It would give doctors access to a host of records, such as medical history forms, that typically are duplicated at every doctor’s office a patient visits. For instance, the system would allow a primary care physician, a specialist and a hospital to share information about a patient. There wouldn’t be a need to fill out medical history forms at each office, and results of tests and scans would be available to each doctor.
Mobiusoft has six employees and could hire as many as 144 more in an 18-month period if it gets the federal OK, said Jerry Van Horn, president and chief executive officer. Van Horn has worked at Health Plus as a programmer and analyst and most recently as the vice president of information technology at Genesys Health System. “If everybody uses one system, the cost of the technology is going to be reduced by 70 percent,” he said. About two years and $400,000 have been put into developing the software allowing doctors’ offices, specialists and hospitals to share information, Van Horn said. The federal government has mandated that medical records must be kept electronically by 2016. Van Horn said his system would cost a doctor’s office about $3,000. Multiple offices using the same data would reduce the cost, he added. “It’s very difficult to provide quality care for the patient when you have fragments of their care around the community,” Van Horn said.
Patrick Wardell, CEO of Hurley Medical Center, said he expects hospitals and doctors’ offices throughout Michigan to be linked electronically within 10 years. “That will provide an interface between doctors’ offices and the hospital,” he said. Van Horn said a patient who sees a primary care physician and a specialist could have his or her information automatically sent between the two doctors, so tests and scans wouldn’t be duplicated. “It’s a better way of doing business,” Van Horn said. “Electronic, patient-centric medical records is where the industry wants to be. The government has rules and short-term incentives to guide them to that point.”
New Technology Business in Flint
Mobiusoft Introduces Leading Edge Integrated Electronic Health Recordkeeping System
FLINT, MI - December 14th, 2010, Automation Alley
-- There’s a new technology company open for business in downtown Flint. Recently settled into Suite 701 of the Northbank Center, 432 N. Saginaw Street, Mobiusoft, LLC offers specialized software technologies for the health industry and has solved a long-standing medical information exchange problem in which patient records are scattered among physicians, pharmacists, healthcare teams or others that provide an individual patient’s services, making it impossible for quality coordination of care and increasing the likelihood of duplicating costly medical services. Although many healthcare providers have started transitioning from paper to electronic medical recordkeeping (EMR) as a result of government incentives leading the industry toward improving quality and reducing costs, they are primarily localized electronic records within a physician’s office or a hospital system. As most of those localized systems don’t interconnect or “talk” to each other, patients still have to obtain and carry their own medical records from one provider to the next, or go through completing a 4-5 page “new patient” medical history form.
Mobiusoft, LLC has designed a leading-edge internet-based health/medical records (EHR) system that is fully integrated with a Health Information Exchange (HIE). It provides safe, reliable, coordinated and secure sharing of patient information between healthcare providers; it allows patients full-view access to their own medical records; and it provides for electronic communications between patients and their health care providers.
When asked why he chose Flint, owner and President Jerry Van Horn stated, “It’s the perfect place for our headquarters. First, because Flint has ‘a new attitude’ for reinventing itself evidenced by the wealth of business development resources and community support like the assistance we receive from the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center at Kettering University; second, because Flint is a major hub for healthcare innovation anchored by Genesys, Hurley and McLaren Medical Centers as well as other healthcare businesses and organizations; and third, because Flint is home to several major colleges and universities that provide a large talent and employment pool.”
He continued, “We are very excited to be part of an industry that is expected to grow from $1.5 to 4.5 billion over the next 5 years. When there are 100’s of independent electronic medical records systems, a Health Information Exchange like this is an important asset to our local and regional community. We have an opportunity not only to help improve health care quality and efficiency, but to help healthcare providers bring in more than $100 million in federal incentive payments for using EHR technology as well as create high-tech jobs in our community. Currently Michigan has less than 2% of the nation’s market share in health care software development and we are working on changing that by planting our national headquarters in Flint.”
Although primarily marketed to healthcare providers, Mobiusoft, LLC will be holding community demonstrations in early 2011 so individuals can see first-hand the consumer/patient functions of this system, including privacy management, electronic communications for appointment and prescription refill requests, test results view, immunization history, current medications, referrals, past and future medical appointments, and more.
For more information on Mobiusoft, contact Jerry VanHorn at 810-875-9778.