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CriticalConnection Inc. Launches Patient Data Quick, Introducing Fully Patient-Controlled Medical Records

Initiated and developed by CriticalConnection, Inc. (CCI), Patient Data Quick (PDQ) is set to contribute to the advancements in patient autonomy in healthcare. As the extension of the Community Health Record (CHR) that is totally controlled by physicians, it emerges as a proprietary platform that provides complete individual records owned solely by the patient.

With PDQ, access to vital and complete health information is streamlined and centralized, ensuring it is readily available when needed. The record includes physician notes from clinics, laboratories, hospitals, surgery centers, and other medical institutions. To use it, patients sign a request authorizing the retrieval of their medical records and specify the healthcare providers from whom the data should be obtained.

Legally obliged to comply, the providers send the data, which is then processed by PDQ’s cutting-edge software. This software organizes the data into a cohesive patient record, displaying encounter notes, laboratory reports, radiology, and procedures as documented by the healthcare providers.

Users can rest assured that records remain current and accurate, as PDQ sets up regular data requests from the designated institutions. For a modest fee of $10 per month, patients can ensure their medical records are complete, up-to-date, and accessible at any time.

Essentially, PDQ aims to present a new approach to medical record management by addressing significant gaps in the healthcare system. Health records are usually scattered, with various healthcare providers and institutions holding pieces of a patient’s medical history. This can lead to incomplete information being available during critical medical decisions.

The platform centralizes the records and gives control to the patient to ensure they have a holistic view of their health history, which will then facilitate better-informed medical decisions and continuity of care. PDQ’s potential impact is immense, as it can streamline healthcare delivery, reduce administrative burdens on providers, and improve overall patient outcomes.

PDQ is the fruit of the long-standing efforts of CCI, which has strived to exemplify excellence in the healthcare sector for over 30 years. Founder and CEO Marlene Smitherman, who previously ran a public relations and marketing firm with her husband for over 20 years before venturing into healthcare, has recognized a critical gap in the healthcare system—the lack of a universal, patient-controlled medical record.

The motivation behind PDQ stems from a tragic incident shared by a former employee, demonstrating why a system where medical information is readily available is urgently needed. The CEO then made it her mission to create a platform for patient-controlled medical records.

The anticipation for the platform is high. Besides advocating for accessibility and autonomy, PDQ addresses concerns regarding data privacy and security. Given that privacy breaches are common in the field, CCI ensures all information in PDQ is stored in an encrypted database, making unauthorized access nearly impossible. The company reassures users that their sensitive health information is protected and used solely for their benefit.

CCI is in an excellent position to launch PDQ, as its team includes experts with extensive healthcare and technology experience. The board of directors are all well-equipped to meet the complex demands of the healthcare industry. As PDQ contributes to more efficient medical record management in the digital age, its ultimate goal is to integrate into the healthcare ecosystem so that healthcare professionals and institutions would accept the patient’s complete medical record directly, eliminating the need for patients to repeatedly fill out forms.

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