The YourCareEverywhere app became one of the first mobile apps to achieve Meaningful Use certification under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR incentive program. The app, which is co-branded with participating hospitals, allows consumers to link to their patient portal, communicate with providers and access personalized health and wellness content. Consumers can also upload their own data from consumer health devices like, Garmin™, FitBit® and Jawbone®. The YourCareUniverse patient portal, designed for both the inpatient and ambulatory settings, has already been adopted by more than 340 facilities and is interoperable with any EHR system.

Sauce on the Side, and Other Healthy Hacks

“I’ll have the shaved ribeye sandwich please, with a side of fries. Oh, and a Coke.” I set my menu down and see the look on my friends’ faces. I couldn’t tell if they were jealous or annoyed at my indulgence, but their battle plans for dinner changed quite a bit. Soon, a chicken quesadilla, and a burger arrived at the table with my ribeye sammy. My friends both loved and hated me for suddenly rescheduling their cheat day, but we all deserve to be human and hungry every once in a while, right?