MATRIA HEALTHCARE: Web Site Helps Doctors Monitor Patients Online
To help physicians track their female patients online, Marietta, Ga.-based Matria Healthcare Inc. has launched herhealthcare.com. Matria helps patients with chronic illnesses manage their care from home in order to avoid costly trips to the emergency room. The new site will allow physicians to view and maintain clinical records and have access to "educational and health assessment materials" specifically relating to a patient's condition. Herhealthcare.com is the first in a series of Web sites Matria plans to offer. Women's health care was selected first because it is the company's largest division. Matria plans to expand its sites to physicians working in its diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory disease divisions. According to Matria women's health division president James Reichmann, the site will help physicians improve efficiency in their practices (Bryant, Atlanta Business Chronicle, 8/14).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.