cc:Me is a medical record mail service - a secure, simple, direct way for clinicians and consumers to share health information in a standard electronic format.
cc:Me is powered by NoMoreClipboard, one of the leading personal health record solutions.Your personal health address
You create your own cc:Me web address and secure email address by picking a "handle" -- a personalized name for your address. For example: https://ccme.com/handle and firstname.lastname@example.org - Create a handle -Why Now?
Most physicians in the U.S. still use paper charts to manage patient records. Now, doctors and hospitals can receive government funding to help pay for electronic health records (EHRs). To qualify, physicians must demonstrate "meaningful use" of a certified EHR system. Participating doctors and hospitals must provide patients who ask with an electronic copy of their medical information. For an EHR system to be certified, it must be able to generate a standard electronic record called a continuity of care document (a CCD).
Over the next few years, doctors and hospitals are expected to convert from paper to electronic records. As they do, they can provide patients with electronic copies of their health records, most likely in a CCD format. That's where cc:Me comes in - giving physicians and hospitals a quick, accurate and easy way to share health information with you.
You have a right to your health records, and cc:Me gives you a personal health address where medical professionals can send your medical data.
NoMoreClipboard is making cc:Me available to consumers at no cost - Giving you a free tool to get a handle on your health information.
You can safely bank, shop and book travel online. Now you can create a secure cc:Me address where medical professionals can send your medical data in an encrypted format.
cc:Me is as easy as 1-2-3:
1) Select a cc:Me address
2) Share your cc:Me address with your doctor
3) Your doctor uploads your records to your cc:Me address.
September 12, 2011 – In support of a national consumer education effort on the value of health information technology announced today by the Department of Health and Human Services, personal health record (PHR) company NoMoreClipboard.com launched and demonstrated cc:Me, a simple and secure medical record mail service that helps physicians and patients share health information in a standard electronic format.cc:Me is designed to make it easy for doctors and hospitals send electronic documents to a patient cc:Me address - a URL or secure email that enables the patient to receive data using Direct Project protocols.
"One of the barriers to widespread consumer adoption of portable personal health records has been the difficulty of populating a PHR with existing clinical data," said NoMoreClipboard.com president, Jeff Donnell. "cc:Me simplifies the exchange of health information in an industry-standard format that is interoperable with any certified electronic health record system used by physicians and hospitals, with no need for integration."
Most consumers struggle to manage family medical information, generally resorting to paper files or self-created spreadsheets. NoMoreClipboard makes it easy for consumers to compile, organize and share health information online.
The addition of cc:Me helps consumers get access to existing medical data. cc:Me enables consumers with a NoMoreClipboard personal health record account to create a unique health address that can be shared with doctors and hospitals. Medical professionals can securely send electronic health records from their systems to the patient cc:Me address after an office visit or hospital stay, and information from those records will populate NoMoreClipboard.
Marty Cardelli, a 73-year-old retiree from Chicago, IL, explains the benefits he has seen from having electronic access to his medical records. "While vacationing in Hawaii with my family, I was admitted into the emergency room due to chest pains. Having electronic access to my full history of chronic heart problems, emergency room doctors were able to obtain a clear picture of my condition and make their healthcare decisions more quickly and efficiently and I was able to continue my trip to Maui the next morning. In addition, I was able to share my treatments in Hawaii with my cardiologist and general practitioner back at home so information was clearly communicated to all parties involved in my health care."
NoMoreClipboard.com's cc:Me module is available to consumers at no cost, giving them a free tool to get a handle on their health information. Visit www.NoMoreClipboard.com to create a personal health record account and activate a cc:Me address.
cc:Me was designed to make it easy for physicians and hospitals to share health records with their patients. To qualify for stimulus incentives, physician practices must demonstrate meaningful use of a certified EHR, including requirements to share electronic health information with patients. cc:Me is a quick and easy way to satisfy patient engagement meaningful use requirements by uploading a Continuity of Care Document (CCD) directly to a patient cc:Me address - with no tethering or tight integration required, and no need to download data to a CD or flash drive. For practices who already offer a patient portal, cc:Me enables them to share health information with patients who use (or want to use) a portable PHR.
cc:Me is designed to work with any certified EHR, with no need for complex or expensive integration. If a practice still uses paper records, they can fax paper documents directly to the patient's NoMoreClipboard.com inbox.
"This addition to the NoMoreClipboard.com PHR is truly revolutionary," said Michael Mirro, MD, cardiologist and chairman of the IT committee of the American College of Cardiology. "With cc:Me, our practice can generate a CCD from our EHR and post it directly to the patient's cc:Me web address - enhancing the patient/provider partnership and satisfying meaningful use requirements. We see this as a solution that will foster healthcare IT adoption and improve patient care."
Sending patient records from an EHR or other healthcare IT application to a portable, patient-controlled personal health record has been a challenge. With cc:Me, the HIT vendor community can help their clients share electronic health record information with patients and meet meaningful use requirements without the need for costly interfaces.
One of the vendor requirements for ONC-ATCB certification is the generation of a continuity of care (CCD) document. The CCD file can be posted to a patient cc:Me web address, where it can populate a patient PHR.
"cc:Me is ultimately about movement - securely moving information to improve outcomes and reduce costs, and moving healthcare IT vendors and those who produce and consume medical data to embrace simple, standards-based interoperability," added Donnell. "NoMoreClipboard.com is encouraging consumers and the healthcare IT community to support cc:Me, the Direct Project, Blue Button and other initiatives that promote the unfettered flow of health information."
cc:Me is now available to individuals and organizations using the NoMoreClipboard.com PHR. Patients will be provided with directions on how to ask their healthcare providers to "cc:Me" following office visits and procedures.