New Zealand health tech developer Webtools Health has spun off its cloud-based connected care platform Centrik after receiving extra seed funding now totalling NZ$1.75 million ($1.2 million).
WHAT IT DOES
Connecting the health ecosystem, Centrik is a digital platform comprising different modules. PatientEx, its latest module, enables consumers to register, access records, and communicate and interact with clinical staff. ProviderEx is another module that offers healthcare providers with modern web-based interface accessible from any device, multi-factor authentication and role-based access controls, and automated digital engagement through configurable forms and assessments. Finally, its SolutionCentre module enables providers to configure, adapt, and deploy the system within minutes.
WHY IT MATTERS
The additional funding empowered Webtools to deliver a “new breed” of digital health technology in New Zealand, said Webtools Health CEO Harry Hawke. “Everyone in the ecosystem wants to see better tools and ways for consumers to access and share their data in secure and equitable ways,” he added.
Centrik, which adheres to international healthcare standards and FHIR, also comes with ALEX integration, giving it the ability to integrate with the majority of general practice sites “with minimal development effort or implementation costs,” Webtools said.
THE LARGER TREND
The Better Health Group in Christchurch is going live with the Centrik platform, covering 70,000 enrolled patients.
It will deliver consumer-facing features of the system, such as a patient portal (that includes two-way communication with the provider), check-in functionality, patient messaging and notifications, as well as payments – all in a single mobile application called Better Health Outcomes. Later, the platform will enable interaction with home monitoring devices and allow patients to share medical records.