Kettering (Ohio) Health Network announced a new Web-based individual health-record pilot program Tuesday.
Called DaytonHealthKonnect, the project makes an individual record, complete with information from various doctors, laboratories and hospitals, available to patients and their physicians through the Web.
Kettering rolled the system out June 1 for the 6,800 network employees and their dependents who are insured by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The individual health-record program is slated to be expanded to all patients of Kettering Health Network, regardless of insurance carrier, said Frank Perez, Kettering Health Network's president and chief executive officer.
Kettering has made an investment of $1 million in the project, but will have further operational costs to the system's vendor, CentriHealth.
Anthem invested between $250,000 and $500,000 to help Kettering launch the program, said Charles Kennedy, vice president of health information technology and research for Anthem. Kennedy said Anthem will be evaluating how patients using the record system compare to patients who are not using it.
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