Anvita Health launches mobile viewer for Google Health
12 February 2009
Anvita Health, formerly known as SafeMed, an integrated partner of Google Health, has released a new mobile viewer for Google Health that is built on the Android mobile device platform.
"The new Mobile Viewer from Anvita is a great example of how companies can innovate using Google's open platforms," said Sameer Samat, Director of Product Management, Google Health. "We are pleased to see one of our trusted partners use Android to help make personal health data more available to consumers. We think giving users options for how they access their health data is paramount to consumer-directed care. Anvita has created the first of many mobile health applications using Google Health."
The Anvita Mobile Viewer enables users of Google Health to view their Google Health profile data from Android-powered devices, which today only include the T-Mobile G1. This allows for on-demand and real-time view of their medical records anytime and anywhere and provides for more flexibility when visiting physicians, pharmacists, and other care providers. The Anvita Mobile Viewer is a free, downloadable application built for the Android platform.
"We see Google Health as a vital tool in allowing consumers to take a more active role in their own health care and the care of their families," said Ahmed Ghouri, MD, co-founder and chief medical officer of Anvita Health. "The Anvita Mobile Viewer builds a bridge between the home and the doctor's office, and allows Google Health users to realize the full worth of their PHR data by taking it to where critical medical decisions are made."
Anvita Health is a pioneer in healthcare analytics. Its analytics engine powers the real-time personalized health feedback within Google Health, alerting users to important data such as potentially harmful drug interactions.
Ghouri offered the example of a person caring for their aging parent. "The creation and maintenance of a Google Health PHR for elderly parents, whose care regimens can be complex and rapidly changing, helps improve the quality of care by having easy and instant access to vital information at the point of care," said Ghouri.
Users can download the Anvita Mobile Viewer for Google Health through Android Market. It will be available on other handsets in the future, including the iPhone.
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