ELMHURST, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For Integrative physicians, medicine is more than algorithms and prescription pads.
Dr. Paul Savage, MD, practices medicine differently, and he is on a mission to bring medical care into the 21st century by validating and accelerating the Integrative model, which focuses on optimizing each patient’s long-term health using individualized therapies rooted in basic physiology and creating systems and protocols to help doctors continue to treat patients in this fashion.
Part of his mission included launching a cloud-based EMR designed specifically for Integrative care, called Power2Practice, back in 2014.
When asked about this massive undertaking, Dr. Savage said, “Every EMR I looked at fell short of what I needed it to do: talk to patients, know how to manage nutrition, monitor exercise, write compounds, integrate with specialty labs and help me with marketing, scheduling and billing. No EMR could meet all of these needs. After a long and hard search, I realized that I had to build one—so I did!”
Power2Practice, the first EMR, advanced patient portal and business development platform for Integrative, Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine, launched in 2014 and has been extremely well-received by the Integrative care community. Now endorsed by The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), Power2Practice is the go-to software for physicians who want to practice medicine their way, educating and empowering patients to take charge of their health while becoming part of a larger community of like-minded physicians.
As a continued effort in supporting Integrative and Functional Medicine practices, Power2Practice recently announced an exciting integration with Fitbit. Physicians using the P2P software can now monitor real, long-term patient data on the core tenets of Integrative care—activity, diet and sleep—rather than rely on the subjective, inaccurate feedback gathered during office visits alone.
“We are always looking for innovative solutions that reinforce the doctor-patient relationship, so we are really excited about our integration with Fitbit. Tools such as these can help dramatically improve healthcare outcomes, because providers are able to monitor and track the lifestyle behaviors between office visits. With this integration, we increase patient engagement, which really supports how our doctors practice medicine and helps both doctors and patients reach their healthcare goals. Our mission continues to be to validate and accelerate Integrative, Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine, so integrating these critical components seamlessly into our doctor’s hands is a very valuable tool,” said Adam Puttkammer, the President of Power2Practice.
According to a survey conducted by Power2Practice, 70 percent of Integrative physicians already recommend wearable fitness trackers as part of a patient’s treatment plan.
To learn more about Power2Practice, call 800-590-7459 or visit power2practice.com and subscribe to their newsletter.