App connects EHR, smartphone for patients

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At the Web Summit 2015 in Dublin, Ireland on Nov. 4, ensa.com plans to unveil its wellness app, called "ensa," that will enable users to connect to their EHRs using their mobile devices.

The app meets HIPAA security standards and uses Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standards to connect to their medical information via EHR without having to contact their physicians. Additionally, the app will provide real time health recommendations and advisories depending on a specific individual's health needs.

"ensa is the result of a unique confluence of events: the consumerization of healthcare, the ability for patients to access their EHRs, the growing adoption of biometric devices that connect people to the Internet 24/7, and Big Data," Mike Gerstenfeld, MD, founder of ensa.com, said in a statement. "Like a personal clinician on call every day, ensa's powerful recommendation engine goes with people everywhere to help them stay on the path to wellness — instead of heading to the doctor's office, healthcare facility or emergency room."

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