PicnicHealth is a startup with a novel EHR solution that is NOT made for doctors. Instead, its primary users are patients who can benefit from having all of their health records stored on a single place. A brainchild of Noga Leviner, who is diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, the service was created after she couldn’t find an easy way to manage her records.
The San Francisco-based, Y Combinator backed PicnicHealth is well suited for cancer patients and people taking care of elderly patients.
PicnicHealth is available in two different flavors: $39 a month gives you ongoing medical records management, or you can pick the $295 one-time plan that collects all of your existing records.Reminiscent of Google Health, which Google discontinued after a lack of broad adoption, the service works by using old-fashioned records requests. Once you sign up, you simply provide details regarding doctors you have visited or location, and let the PicnicHealth staff do the rest.
“When you’re dealing with potentially the hardest moments of your life, you don’t have to worry about these other logistical tasks and the feeling of confusion on what’s exactly going on,” Leviner said to TechCrunch.
Headed by a team of five people, PicnicHealth will also take responsibility for moving information between doctors. So if you visit a specific doctor but want your primary physician to receive that information, the service will take care of that. There is a request and send records action in the service that lets you input information on where you want your records to go, so that if you switch doctors, your new doctor can receive that information.
Going forward, the company hopes that hospitals and doctors will use the service as well, but at the moment they’re focused on patients.
PicnicHealth is available in two different flavors: $39 a month gives you ongoing medical records management, or you can pick the $295 one-time plan that collects all of your existing records.