vitaTrackr Selects Afoundria as Technology Infrastructure Provider
vitaTrackr, Inc., the leader in organizing an independent health data marketplace has selected Austin-based Afoundria to serve as its technology partner for its national health data marketplace, a significant step in paving the way for Austin to become the hub of digital health for the country.
Austin, TX, August 31, 2015 (Newswire.com) - vitaTrackr, Inc., the leader in organizing an independent health data marketplace has selected Austin-based Afoundria to serve as its technology partner for its national health data marketplace, a significant step in paving the way for Austin to become the hub of digital health for the country.
vitaTrackr’s three core utility functions: connectivity, interoperability and consumer consent management make it indispensable to the future of delivering and managing healthcare. With vitaTrackr’s innovative platform, a patient’s medical data can stream seamlessly to all the patient’s providers – from their primary care physician to any specialist in the patient’s care network. At any time, the patient can easily revoke consent.
“Selecting a technology partner that shares our vision for a fully connected health industry and also has the technical expertise to support our marketplace and match our scale requirements was a formidable task,” said vitaTrackr CEO Brian Baum. “Afoundria checked all our boxes, and given the experience of its founder Jon McBride, was uniquely qualified to support our market requirements.”
Afoundria is a health information technology company primarily focused on providing a digital charting system to help improve post-acute care. The company plans to establish a division to focus on the vitaTrackr platform while it maintains its core focus on post-acute care, connecting data sources and transforming data to allow it to flow to any participant in a patient’s healthcare circle. Afoundria currently supports the emergency department technology and data of major health systems around the country, including serving New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, Beth Israel Medical Center and Roosevelt Hospital. The company also connects California lab results on behalf of health plans such as Aetna.
“Afoundria’s top priority is to reduce the time and energy doctors spend on technology and put them back in charge of efficient patient care,” said Afoundria founder and CEO Jon McBride. “That goal matched perfectly with what vitaTrackr is trying to achieve through their platform, and we look forward to getting one step closer to improving health care outcomes for patients and doctors across the country.”
Afoundria CEO Jon McBride’s background in technology was integral to vitaTrackr’s decision to partner with Afoundria. He previously built a technology platform at Availity, a health information exchange provider. Julie Klapstein, former CEO and founding CEO of Availity, said, “I was thrilled to learn that Afoundria will support vitaTrackr’s infrastructure. Jon McBride worked with me as CTO at Availity. He built our initial platform that connected over 200,000 physicians, 1,000 hospitals and 1,300 health plans. Jon knows this space and knows how to scale.”
Baum remarked, “When we relocated vitaTrackr to Austin, we believed the city was positioned to become the hub of digital health innovation. Finding Afoundria here confirms our expectations about the city’s potential to be a pathfinder for healthcare innovation.”
vitaTrackr is the global leader in organizing an independent health data marketplace. The company is creating a health data marketplace that facilitates the movement of health data from the point at which it is created to qualified destinations that value it. vitaTrackr is an independent, industry-wide utility that benefits all, but advantages no individual sector or entity. The company is based in Austin, Texas.
Afoundria creates a connected healthcare experience. Afoundria solutions facilitate smooth transitions in and out of post-acute care facilities at the same time reducing readmissions. Afoundria’s top priority is to reduce the time and energy independent post-acute physicians spend on technology and process and put them back in charge of efficient patient care management. Technology that actually improves the health experience is a healthcare solution we can all live with.
Jeff Hahn, representing vitaTrackr