"House Call Doc" Intent on Delivering Old Fashioned Medicine with a High
CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MedeFile International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MDFI), a company specializing in portable electronic medical records management solutions, today announced that Personal Choice Family Practice, a new concierge medical practice based in Jupiter, Florida, is teaming with MedeFile to empower their patients with personal convenience and control over the management of their individual and family members' medical records.
"Concierge Medicine represents an exciting new market opportunity for MedeFile, particularly given that it is entirely patient-centric," stated Milton Hauser, founder, Chairman and CEO of MedeFile. "People who make their family's health and wellness a priority in their lives are now demanding new medical care delivery models such as that offered by Personal Choice Family Practice. MedeFile is thrilled to be playing such an active role in helping Personal Choice take the lead in providing a compelling alternative to traditional medical care -- one that focuses squarely on the patient."
Personal Choice Family Practice is led by Lorne S. Stitsky, D.O., known locally as the "House Call Doc." The boutique medical practice was founded to "practice medicine the old fashioned way -- but with a high tech twist." By limiting his practice to only 400 'personal patients' who pay an annual membership fee for guaranteed personalized medical care, Dr. Stitsky is free to focus on meeting the health and wellness needs of each patient enrolled in one of several offered individual and family plans. Personal Choice members enjoy house calls, same day appointments, extended office visits and, thanks to MedeFile, instant access to all their medical records.
Board Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathy, Dr. Stitsky founded Personal Choice Family Practice with a goal of "putting the care back into health care -- one house call at a time." In his former, more traditional, family medical practice based in West Palm Beach, Florida, Dr. Stitsky provided care for more than 3,000 patients, administering on average more than 30 patient visits each day.
"In that fast-paced, time-constrained environment, ensuring the delivery of superior medical care with any level of consistency unfortunately proved challenging, if not altogether impossible. Moreover, the highly inefficient use of time and resources spent tracking down old medical records, insurance information, test results and critical clinical data from other care specialists who were also treating my patients proved both frustrating and costly," stated Dr. Stitsky. "I knew that there had to be a better way to address the gross administrative inefficiencies that currently plague the traditional healthcare system. The answer is MedeFile."
The MedeFile solution is a proprietary, patent pending solution for gathering and digitizing medical records so that individuals can maintain a comprehensive compilation and historical record of the medical attention they receive from physicians, dental professionals and other care specialists. MedeFile's flagship product is the MedeFile system, a highly secure system designed to gather all of its members' actual medical records and create a single, comprehensive medical record that is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any desktop or laptop computer or hand-held web-enabled computing device.
In addition, MedeFile members are each provided with a MedeDrive, a powerful computer storage device containing the member's Emergency Medical Information as well as copies of the actual medical records collected on the member's behalf. All information contained on the MedeDrive can be viewed simply by inserting the MedeDrive into the USB slot of any personal computer, even if it is not connected to the Internet. The MedeDrive contains its own viewer, so no additional programs need to be installed prior to viewing data. It can also store files containing Advanced Directives, Living Wills, DNR Orders, Durable Powers of Attorney and Healthcare Proxies. However, only emergency information can be accessed without proper authorization.
With its advanced, yet user-friendly, approach to portable, electronic medical records management, MedeFile has combined state-of-the-art technology and the Internet to make medical data and ancillary health-related information instantly accessible to each MedeFile subscriber and his or her authorized healthcare providers from anywhere in the world. Personal Choice Family Practice is offering patients a subscription to MedeFile Basic. To date, more than 60% of Dr. Stitsky's current patient base have elected to upgrade to MedeFile Premium, which provides MedeFile's full range of products and services to include Healthy Lifestyle Tools, Audit Trail, Emergency Call Service and Interactive Health Calendar. MedeFile has also co-branded the MedeDrives issued to each of Dr. Stitsky's patients with both MedeFile and Personal Choice logos imprinted on the devices; in addition, MedeFile is providing the practice with a comprehensive marketing package inclusive of co- branded collateral marketing materials backed by comprehensive technical and marketing support.
According to Dr. Stitsky, "The peace of mind that MedeFile makes possible for my patients -- and the convenience, ease of use and invaluable insight it provides me, can not be underestimated. It is proving to be wildly popular with my staff and patients, alike. Consequently, I have very little doubt that MedeFile's revolutionary solution for archiving, managing, updating and providing access to my patients' comprehensive medical records anywhere, anytime, will have the single largest impact on the success of my new practice."
Personal Choice Family Practice will be hosting an "Open House" at its new medical office, located at 4601 Military Trail in Jupiter on Friday, May 2, 2008 from 8:30 AM until 9:00 PM; and on Saturday, May 3, 2008 from 8:30 AM until noon. Dr. Stitsky welcomes the public to meet his staff, tour his 'unconventional' medical facilities that look and feel more like a comfortable living room than an office, and learn more about MedeFile. Senior executives and sales representatives from MedeFile will also be on-site to discuss and demonstrate the MedeFile system.
About MedeFile International, Inc.
MedeFile has developed a proprietary system for gathering and digitizing medical records so that individuals can have access to a comprehensive set of their medical records. MedeFile's primary product is the MedeFile system, a highly secure system for gathering and maintaining medical records. The MedeFile system is designed to gather all of its members' actual medical records and create a single resource that is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Representing an advanced, yet easy-to-use, approach to portable, electronic medical records management, MedeFile combines state-of-the-art technology and the Internet to make medical data instantly accessible to each MedeFile subscriber and his or her authorized healthcare providers from anywhere in the world. In addition to accessing one's medical records through MedeFile's secure Internet portal found at http://www.MedeFile.com, members can carry their entire medical history and emergency information wherever they go on a unique device called a MedeDrive -- a proprietary USB drive designed to be carried on a keychain. The MedeDrive plugs into any USB port of a Windows-based PC; and because MedeDrive automatically loads its own viewer, users do not require any special programs or software to view data. MedeMobile provides on-the-go subscribers with the ability to enjoy even greater flexibility and access to their personal health information wherever and whenever they need it.
For more information about MedeFile and the MedeFile system, visit http://www.medefile.com.
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