A new partnership for Prematics will bring health care data to mobile devices

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A business partnership announced on Tuesday will give doctors greater access to patient information.  Prematics, a McLean-based provider of e-prescribing, is partnering with NaviNet in Cambridge, Mass., in an arrangement that will enable the delivery of health-care content and applications to mobile devices.

According to Prematics, about 70 percent of U.S. physicians rely on NaviNet’s secure, real-time communications with commercial, Blue and Medicaid health plans. By integrating Prematics’ Care Communications platform with NaviNet’s portal, providers will get access to administrative, clinical and financial information from health plans at the time of the patient encounter.

“With this additional partnership we can reach many more physicians in several new markets and give them access to Care Communication providing timely, relevant clinical information from health plans and pharmacies when and where it is most actionable and impactful — when the doctor and patient are together,” Kevin Hutchinson, president and CEO of Prematics, said in a statement.

Health plans already can deliver information to providers via NaviNet’s desktop messaging. The new collaboration expands NaviNet’s capabilities to mobile devices, a move that NaviNet says will result in higher quality patient care. 

Earlier this week, Prematics also signed a multi-year contract extension with Availity, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based leader in health information exchange. Under the agreement, Prematics will continue providing e-prescribing services to Availity through 2013.

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