PocketHealth is a company focused on healthcare technology. It offers a platform that allows patients to access, understand, and share their medical records and imaging, as well as store all their important health information in one place. The company primarily serves patients and healthcare providers. PocketHealth was formerly known as PocketSix Technology. It was founded in 2016 and is based in Toronto, Canada.
ESPs containing PocketHealth
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The patient data release market aims to empower patients by giving them access to their complete health data in a private, transparent, and secure manner. This market addresses the issue of data silos that have persisted and worsened with new technologies and devices. These platforms allow patients to request and receive their health records from healthcare providers in a standardized and easily a…
Expert Collections containing PocketHealth
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PocketHealth is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Digital Health.
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Latest PocketHealth News
Nov 15, 2023
As cyberattacks become more common in the health-care sector, experts say Canadians should have a copy of their medical records. Experts say patients will feel more informed, empowered in their care Posted: Nov 15, 2023 4:00 AM EST | Last Updated: 3 hours ago Experts say patients should have a copy of their medical records, but they acknowledge that there's still many barriers to getting this information into people's hands. (Chris Ensing/CBC) Social Sharing As cyberattacks become more common in the health-care sector, experts say Canadians should have a copy of their medical records. In this digital age, experts argue that having a copy of health records gives patients more control and authority over their care — particularly if those records become inaccessible to health-care providers. "We should have immediate, easy, digital access to it so that we are informed of what's going on in our own health and in our own lives," Tracie Risling, member and past president of the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association. "I think it helps patients to feel more empowered in their own care." Five southwestern Ontario hospitals impacted by a ransomware attack last month are still trying to recover their systems — a process that is expected to take until mid-December. But with systems down, some patient procedures and treatments have been stalled. In a joint statement last week, the hospitals said that while systems are down, doctors might not have access to a patient's past records or medical history, a person's current list of medications or reports from other clinicians involved in their treatment. Without access to this information, care for some people is up in the air. TransForm, the IT provider for the hospitals hit by the cyberattack southwestern Ontario, declined a request for comment. As the company works to restore the systems, it's still unclear whether hospital backups were destroyed and whether any patient data was lost. Tracie Risling is a member of the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association. The group encourages research and development of new technology to support digital health strategies. (Submitted by Tracie Risling) No province-wide patient portal Currently in Ontario, there is no province-wide health portal that gives people access to their electronic health record. Both the federal and provincial governments say they are working toward this. Governments and health-care organizations have partnered with Canada Health Infoway — a pan-Canadian institution that is creating a national electronic health record platform for all Canadians. The 10-year plan from Canada Health Infoway is still in its early stages, and some provinces are further along than others when it comes to upgrading their technology. When asked about having a system like this, the provincial Ministry of Health said in an email that it is "working towards creating a more integrated patient record system." Companies fill the void Right now, the province has a system that only health-care professionals can access called ConnectingOntario. The portal provides up-to-date information on a patient's health records, including their medications, lab results, diagnostic imaging reports and recent hospital visits. When it comes to giving patients access to this information, some Ontario hospitals have created their own portals or partnered with companies. Toronto-based company PocketHealth is one of them. This is a screenshot of the PocketHealth website. It is a company that partners with hospitals and one of its services is patient access to their health data. (Jennifer La Grassa/CBC) Co-founder Rishi Nayyar says the company is connected to more than 600 hospitals in North America, giving more than one million patients access to their health records. In southwestern Ontario, Nayyar says they are only partnered with Windsor Regional Hospital. Through PocketHealth, patients can pay $10 a month or $49 for a year's worth of unlimited access to their medical records. For those needing financial assistance, Nayyar says the company has a program in place to help. "When it comes to something as important as your health, you should have the most up to date record, just like the hospital will … so you know what's happening, so you can read the reports yourself so you can walk into your doctor's appointment actually educated," he said. Since the cyberattack took place, Nayyar says they disconnected from Windsor Regional to protect their own systems. Until that connection is turned back on, patients won't be able to see any new information, but still have access to their historical records. Risling, who is also an associate professor in the faculty of nursing at the University of Calgary, says Canadians shouldn't have to pay to access these records. "It's not something that should be an exclusive option, it has to be an equitable option," she said. "We've already had problems and inequities in how health care is delivered and I don't want electronic health record access for patients to be another example of that." Added risk to having multiple copies And while cybersecurity expert David Shipley agrees that having a backup of your medical records is "smart," he says it also comes with added risk. David Shipley, CEO of Beauceron Security, says there's always added risk when people have more copies of sensitive information. But he says the benefit of having a copy of your medical records outweighs the risk. (Submitted by David Shipley) "Now individuals are going to be trying to protect their data and most Canadians are not prepared to protect that kind of sensitive data and there are no technological silver bullets that I can say guarantee that this data is safe," said Shipley, who is the CEO at cybersecurity organization Beauceron Security. "Is that risk worth it when we talk about patient empowerment? I think so." Shipley says he's encouraged by the patient portals he is seeing in some provinces, like New Brunswick, but notes that this requires continued investment in health-care IT. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Videojournalist Jennifer La Grassa is a videojournalist at CBC Windsor. She is particularly interested in reporting on healthcare stories. Have a news tip? Email email@example.com
PocketHealth Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was PocketHealth founded?
PocketHealth was founded in 2016.
Where is PocketHealth's headquarters?
PocketHealth's headquarters is located at 100 University Ave, Toronto.
What is PocketHealth's latest funding round?
PocketHealth's latest funding round is Series A.
How much did PocketHealth raise?
PocketHealth raised a total of $22.5M.
Who are the investors of PocketHealth?
Investors of PocketHealth include Radical Ventures and Questa Capital.
Who are PocketHealth's competitors?
Competitors of PocketHealth include MedChart and 5 more.
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