Anvita Health launches mobile viewer for Google Health
12 February 2009
Anvita Health, formerly known as SafeMed, an integrated partner of
Google Health, has released a new mobile viewer for Google Health that
is built on the Android mobile device platform.
"The new Mobile Viewer from Anvita is a great example of how
companies can innovate using Google's open platforms," said Sameer Samat,
Director of Product Management, Google Health. "We are pleased to see
one of our trusted partners use Android to help make personal health
data more available to consumers. We think giving users options for how
they access their health data is paramount to consumer-directed care.
Anvita has created the first of many mobile health applications using
The Anvita Mobile Viewer enables users of Google Health to view their
Google Health profile data from Android-powered devices, which today
only include the T-Mobile G1. This allows for on-demand and real-time
view of their medical records anytime and anywhere and provides for more
flexibility when visiting physicians, pharmacists, and other care
providers. The Anvita Mobile Viewer is a free, downloadable application
built for the Android platform.
"We see Google Health as a vital tool in allowing consumers to take a
more active role in their own health care and the care of their
families," said Ahmed Ghouri, MD, co-founder and chief medical officer
of Anvita Health. "The Anvita Mobile Viewer builds a bridge between the
home and the doctor's office, and allows Google Health users to realize
the full worth of their PHR data by taking it to where critical medical
decisions are made."
Anvita Health is a pioneer in healthcare analytics. Its analytics
engine powers the real-time personalized health feedback within Google
Health, alerting users to important data such as potentially harmful
Ghouri offered the example of a person caring for their aging parent.
"The creation and maintenance of a Google Health PHR for elderly
parents, whose care regimens can be complex and rapidly changing, helps
improve the quality of care by having easy and instant access to vital
information at the point of care," said Ghouri.
Users can download the Anvita Mobile Viewer for Google Health through
Android Market. It will be available on other handsets in the future,
including the iPhone.
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