Dec. 20, 2011
-- HORSHAM, Pa. - CareCoach, the unique online and mobile application that allows patients to plan, record and review their healthcare visits, today announced the addition of audio transcription services to its suite of personal healthcare management tools. In addition to creating a personal audio health record, members of CareCoach can now turn their interactions with healthcare providers into accurate written transcripts which may then be securely stored, reviewed and shared with family and caregivers. To celebrate its announcement, CareCoach is offering unlimited free transcripts during the months of December and January.
"We’re excited to introduce new transcription functionality inspired by feedback from the CareCoach community”, said Jamison Barnett, chief technology officer at CareCoach parent company Verilogue. “There’s a lot being discussed in the exam room, and while studies have shown that better understanding of this information leads to improved patient satisfaction and compliance, they also reveal that many patients forget up to half of what was said. By being able to record the office visit and receive a written transcript of that conversation, CareCoach members can easily refer back to their visit to gain a better understanding of the important information being shared by their healthcare providers.”
Adding to its robust suite of personal healthcare management tools, CareCoach soon plans to offer integration with HealthVault, Microsoft’s service for storing, managing and accessing patient medical information.
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is an online and mobile application which aims to improve the dialogue between patients, caregivers and their healthcare providers. CareCoach provides consumers with a suite of tools that enhance patient confidence, shared decision-making and care coordination. The service provides consumers with the opportunity to listen and learn from real exam room conversations shared by other patients, prepare for and actively participate in upcoming healthcare visits, record visits using a smartphone application or toll-free number, and share visit recordings and transcripts with caregivers and family members through a secure website.