New Patient Portal for MWS Community
Customized Health Records Platform
The Mowat-Wilson Syndrome Foundation announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Across Healthcare to use its Matrix rare disease platform to create a customized health records portal for Mowat-Wilson Syndrome (MWS) patients. Matrix was designed by Across Healthcare to help patients and caregivers easily capture, track, and share information related to medications, symptoms, activities, and electronic health records. The MWS Matrix Portal will simplify the process of tracking and maintaining easy access to these important health records for MWS patients. The platform has a mobile application and is very user friendly.
“We are excited to partner with the Mowat-Wilson Syndrome Foundation and offer the benefits that our Matrix platform provides,” said Jason Colquitt, CEO of Across Healthcare. “Reliance on paper-based records creates numerous challenges for caregivers, especially when treating patients with rare diseases like MWS, and Matrix will help address those challenges.” Colquitt is a rare disease patient and advocate who engages in substantial philanthropic work for rare disease communities.
“The MWS Foundation is grateful to Jason and Across Healthcare for making the Matrix platform available to MWS patients,” said Deborah Curry, President of the Mowat-Wilson Syndrome Foundation. “Having ready access to important health information at the moment it is needed will not only improve quality of life for patients, the ability to easily share this information will also prove invaluable across the MWS community.”
The MWS Matrix Portal includes functions within the following categories:
Allows for keeping a log of all medications, dosages, and refill dates. Text and email alerts can be set up for medication administration and refill dates.
Symptoms and Activities
Allows patients and caregivers to customize any symptoms or activities they want to track such as seizure activity, doctor appointments, medication changes, or sleep patterns. A graph is then created of multiple activities and symptoms to look for possible correlations.
Allows creation of journals to easily keep a written narrative of things such as changes in eating, GI issues, physical therapy feedback, and doctor visits.
Allows uploading of documents so they are easily accessible and in one place.
Allows for two-way communication with the MWS Foundation.
Allows the MWS Foundation to make important documents and forms easily accessible. An example might be a document explaining MWS for a new health care provider, therapist, or teacher.
The MWS Matrix Portal will be available to the MWS community On Feb. 1, 2021. It will only be available in English at the time of launch. Future plans include making the MWS Matrix Portal available in Spanish, Italian, French, and Japanese.