monARC unveils Smart Health Record tool for patients

6 February 2019 (Last Updated February 6th, 2019 12:21)

Healthcare technology company monARC Bionetworks has unveiled its Smart Health Record (SHR) to help patients take control of their health information.

Healthcare technology company monARC Bionetworks has unveiled Smart Health Record (SHR) to help patients take control of their health information.

The new SHR tool serves as a core component of monARC’s real-world data technology platform and is capable of aggregating and organising medical records from multiple providers into a readily accessible portal.

It also gathers data through apps, devices and wearables.

Using the tool, users will be able to access all their health information and share it with family members, physicians and researchers.

monARC Bionetworks CEO and founder Komathi Stem said: “The motivation for the new monARC Smart Health Record is to provide a tool to visualise and manage one’s comprehensive health data, and enable users to effortlessly share their information to accelerate research and improve healthcare, including by enabling opportunities to enroll in clinical trials.

“Most don’t realise they can help advance science around a particular disease simply by sharing their de-identified data.”

The tool keeps shared data confidential and conforms to all privacy regulations to which healthcare providers adhere.

The SHR aggregates an individual’s data into a single location by connecting with multiple systems, as a supplement to medical record portals provided by many healthcare providers.

monARC Bionetworks chief product officer Sunny Nagra said: “monARC’s Smart Health Record is unique in its ability to enable patients to easily understand and manage their health by removing the friction of collecting and organising health data.”