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INTERVIEW WITH Mike O’Neill, CEO of MedicaSoft

INTERVIEW WITH Mike O’Neill, CEO of MedicaSoft

by Tamara Williams, July 12, 2017

Mike_ONeill

Mike O’Neill

CEO

MedicaSoft 

“As an entrepreneur, the opportunity I see in the healthcare IT market is to enable innovation through the effective use of new technology. At MedicaSoft, our products have no legacy burden. We work closely with clinicians to help them use new technology to improve the care they deliver to their patients.”

 

Mike came to MedicaSoft from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he was Senior Advisor and a member of the founding team of the VA Center for Innovation. MedicaSoft is a U.S. healthcare IT company with global roots and international reach. His founding team has deep experience delivering products and services to commercial and government customers around the world. They reimagine IT for where healthcare is going, not where it has been.

 

Tell us your story and how your company came about.

MedicaSoft is a U.S. healthcare IT company with global roots and international reach. Our founding team has deep experience delivering products and services to commercial and government customers around the world. We reimagine IT for where healthcare is going, not where it has been.

MedicaSoft was founded in 2005 as multi-national company combining multidisciplinary medical expertise and technology & business leadership. The company launched with the vision of expanding broad deployments of advanced healthcare software in Eastern Europe to the worldwide market.

In 2013, technology executive and entrepreneur Michael O’Neill joined the company to accelerate the development and delivery of MedicaSoft’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Personal Health Record (PHR) products, particularly for the U.S. healthcare market.

Today, MedicaSoft’s international team uses the best of modern software technology to create innovative, interoperable, clinician-friendly EHR and PHR platforms that diminish clinical data entry burdens and put doctors back in front of their patients.

 

What service/product do you offer and what sets you a part from your competitors? 

MedicaSoft offers numerous health IT products and services including:

  • NXT: A modern EHR system designed for interoperability. ehr.NXT uses the Health Level Seven (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard and is fast, interoperable, and affordable.
  • HealthCenter: A patient portal and personal health record manager that easily connects with health information sources including EHRs, laboratories, pharmacies, wearable devices, personal health devices and more.
  • Universal Health Record (UHR): Modernize, exchange, capture, and utilize data between different IT systems across practices and care settings with our UHR integration tool.
  • HISP Services: Manage the secure transmission of critical health information with easy connections to EHRs, patient portals, and other healthcare applications with our HISP Services.
  • IQPACS: An image archiving and communication system designed to optimize the radiology workflow.

Several things set MedicaSoft apart from other HIT vendors. Our EHR and PHR software is completely new – we took technology that other companies like Google, Wal-Mart, and LinkedIn use and applied it to healthcare, building completely new, modern systems that are immediately interoperable, cloud-based, open, and cost efficient. We employed practicing clinicians to perfect our workflows and user interfaces to create products that solve real problems in healthcare and that doctors and nurses want to use.

 

What do you like most about being a part of the NJII Health IT Connections Program?

MedicaSoft recently joined the Health IT Connections Program. We’re looking forward to learning about New Jersey’s Health IT needs, networking, and sharing our innovative HIT products with providers and companies across New Jersey. We believe our products will help providers and patients manage their data more effectively and we are excited to meet with others who also want to promote innovation and interoperability in healthcare.

 

Who are you looking to connect with? 

We are looking to connect with healthcare providers, big and small, who are interested in new EHR and PHR platforms that can integrate with their existing IT systems and modernize all of their IT affordably. We would also like to connect with benefits providers/HR Directors who make decisions about employee benefits for companies or organizations. Our HealthCenter PHR product is a great tool for employees or member organizations to use to manage their health as well as the health of family members.

 

Please share any recent milestones since joining the cohort. 

MedicaSoft achieved 100% interoperability with all DIrectTrust HISPs in February. We also began statewide deployment of our PHR product to hospitals and providers for the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN), a statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE).

 

If you are interested in connecting with Mike or learning more about the Health IT Connections Program please contact: Tamara Williams, Marketing Support Planner at Tamara.Williams@njii.com or visit njii.com/healthit