Trustee gives patients control over how their health records and information are used.
Imagine if you had access to all your medical records in one place, anytime, anywhere, regardless of provider or health system. No more costly records requests, faxes, PDF files, or CDs. No more trying to piece together information from a hospital portal, smartphone app, and a stack of paper printouts.
With Trustee, you can share and revoke access with the caregivers, clinicians, and researchers of your choosing. And, once Trustee is set up, retrieving information from an authorized provider portal or Medicare is an automated process.
Trustee breaks the silos in today’s electronic health records management.
Despite more than 10 years of federal guidelines and technical innovation intended to encourage interoperability, chances are your patients’ records remain locked in one or more proprietary software systems or centralized EHRs. Updates to medical histories, notes from out-of-network providers, and detailed, self-curated tracking on social determinants of health contain important keys to providing quality care and improving outcomes. Yet, none can be easily accessed without costly delays and third-party services.
With Trustee, you can have access to your patients’ comprehensive, longitudinal health records where and when you need them.
Trustee grew out of a collaboration between Dr. Adrian Gropper, a noted expert and active contributor to patient privacy, open data, and national healthcare policy, and Dr. Michael Chen, a practicing physician and software developer known for creating NOSH, an open source electronic medical records system (EMR). Both Drs. Gropper and Chen knew firsthand the challenge of effectively managing health information, and in 2014 they set out to address it head on.
Since then, HIE of One, a Public Benefit Corporation, has grown into a group of more than 20 advisors and contributors. The project comprises patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, public health communities, and technologists, all with a shared mission of advancing healthcare information solutions and standards.
In 2018, the team began laying the groundwork for a scalable, open source platform that would:
– Protect patients’ privacy by enabling them to directly manage sensitive health information and actively consent (or not) to the use of their medical records
– Reduce the risk of errors inherent in the fragmented records system that exists today, improving the quality and continuity of care while reducing costs
– Promote clinical innovation and research in areas such personalized medicine and drug discovery by increasing availability to real-world evidence
– Leverage today’s emerging technologies while supporting the standards and regulations of tomorrow
With Trustee, HIE of One is making this vision a reality, and leading the way in breaking down barriers to a truly patient-controlled, universal digital health record.
Carol Kochmann, MBA, CPA
Danny van Leeuwen, OPA, RN, MPH
Deborah Peel, MD
David Dinhofer, MD, MSMI, FACR
Randy Bak, MD
M Celine Takatsuno
Brigitte Piniewski, MD
Robert Goldstein, MS
Lydia Fazzio, MD
Leah Houston, MD