PlushCare gives telehealth doctors an EMR just for them
PlushCare, a telehealth service provider, has launched an electronic healthcare record for the telehealth industry called Lemur. The company says it’s the first of its kind.
The platform is designed to improve interactions between the physician and patient with a “physician-driven platform.” Officials said Lemur consolidates data and streamlines physician tasks to make it easier to access information during a telehealth visit.
Lemur is cloud-based and HIPAA-compliant. It allows doctors to diagnose, treat, prescribe and provide ongoing treatment directly from the platform, according to officials. The platform reduces click-time for prescribing, note writing and ordering and reviewing labs.
PlushCare collaborated with health information network SureScripts, API network provider Elligible and information analytics company Elsevier. Each of the company’s capabilities is fully integrated into Lemur.
The platform connects patients to one of PlushCare’s 50 active physicians and operates in 16 states. The company plans to expand to other states in the near future.
“Traditional EMRs available detract from the overall patient experience and greatly limit physicians’ ability to connect on a personal level with their patients,” James Wantuck MD, PlushCare’s CMO and co-founder, said in a statement.
“Lemur bridges the gap by lifting the technological burden off of physicians more than any other EMR by placing all necessary patient information at their fingertips, creating the most human way to visit the doctor,” he said.