Creating Patient-Centered Care

“We see patient-centered care as the patient is in the center, fully alert, fully informed, and fully able to contribute to the information as well as what [treatment] they want to happen in their lives.” Debi Willis is a kidney cancer survivor and the CEO and Founder of PatientLink and MyLinks. The phrase “patient-centered care” is frequently mentioned,…

The Missing Piece

The Missing Piece OKC-based tech entrepreneur seeks to improve patient self-advocacy Debi Willis is the founder and CEO of OKC-based PatientLink, a company that creates software solutions for the healthcare industry. Her background and life experiences have shaped her mission in life, which is to give a voice to patients and empower their advocacy of…

PatientLink® Announces Collaboration with NeedyMeds®

Dedicated to providing resources to empower, inform and assist patients in their healthcare journey MyLinks enables patients to import their records from all their healthcare providers and to have their own aggregated record that they fully control.”— Debi Willis, CEO and MyLinks Founder OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, UNITED STATES, May 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — PatientLink (Oklahoma…

Free local application aims to help patients with health records

Free local application aims to help patients with health records Residents looking to have better access to their health records may find use in a free local application. PatientLink®, an Oklahoma City based medical software development company, recently launched MyLinks, a free of charge internet application that allows patients to gather and manage their health…

PatientLink® Wins COVID-19 Innovator Award from Allscripts

PatientLink® Wins COVID-19 Innovator Award at 2020 Allscripts Developer Summit   At the onset of COVID-19, PatientLink and MyLinks came to the aid of patients and physicians, by providing valuable telehealth and COVID screening tools. “We’re aware of the financial and emotional impact of COVID-19 to clinicians and staff. We quickly fast-tracked requests for development…

How PatientLink Improves SDOH Data Collection

How PatientLink® has improved Social Determinants of Health data collection for two New Hampshire organizations By: David Lee Center for Life Management and Greater Nashua Mental Health are two New Hampshire health organizations that tirelessly serve their community by providing a wide range of Community Support Services (CSS), Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), and Illness Management…

COVID-19 Innovator Award From Allscripts

PatientLink® receives COVID-19 Innovator Award from Allscripts®   We are honored and grateful for the “COVID-19 Innovator” award presented to us by Allscripts during their recent Developer Summit. When the coronavirus pandemic seemed to catch everyone off guard earlier this year, it felt as if the world was knocked off it’s axis a little. “COVID-19”,…

LSU Using Telehealth and PatientLink to Thrive

How LSU is Using Telehealth and PatientLink® to Thrive in Challenging Times By: Debi Willis Knowing that our products are making a difference in the lives of patients and healthcare providers is important to me. It makes all our hard work worth the effort. I will sometimes call and check in with a client to…

Veterans Affairs Connection with MyLinks

Our nation’s health crisis makes it even more important to have your health records available to you in an emergency. Our MyLinks clinic list is continually increasing with newly connected healthcare organizations to allow you to gather your data from more health centers. MyLinks is currently connected with over 27,000 clinics and counting! We’re also…

PatientLink Is Your Magic Pill

Burned Out and Stressed Out? How PatientLink® is Your Magic Pill. Discover Proven Full Spectrum Patient Engagement By: Elizabeth Barker It isn’t a new discussion: clinicians are facing burnout on a daily basis – and at epidemic levels. Their heart is in treating their patients, yet managing a multitude of other requirements creates an enormous…

Your Personal Health Records: Your Right

Your Personal Health Records: Your Right – Why you need MyLinks® to manage them By: Elizabeth Barker Have you ever wondered about the story behind the creation of the products or services you use? For us, it’s simple:  We’re passionate about making a difference in healthcare. We create software to empower patients to securely gather,…

Clinicians Care for Their Patients, Who’s Caring for Clinicians?

Clinicians Care for Their Patients, Who’s Caring for Clinicians?   By: Elizabeth Barker PatientLink®: Cornering the Market on Customer Service and Loyalty When providing a product or a service, how do you measure success? It’s important to ask yourself if you truly know the needs of the clients you serve. We’ve been working with clinicians…

PatientLink is the kind of company people might expect to find in Silicon Valley or in high-tech Austin or Boston

By: Steve Metzer The Journal Record Full article available at Journalrecord.com It’s the kind of company people might expect to find in Silicon Valley or in high-tech Austin or Boston.But this company leveraging technology to change the world is in Oklahoma City – and not even in a big office building downtown, but in a smallish…

Collaborations Can Change the World

Reflections from an HL7 FHIR Applications Roundtable Presenter When I was a little girl, I wanted to grow up and do something to make the world a better place for everyone. I thought about becoming a missionary, a doctor or a teacher. Eventually I became a computer programmer because I love solving problems with technology.…

PatientLink to launch new product in 2018

After making a career of collecting medical information, a cancer diagnosis made the effort even more personal for Oklahoma City entrepreneur, Debi Willis. Founded in 1999, Willis’ PatientLink Enterprises Inc. helps medical offices more easily digitize and use the paperwork patients fill out before appointments. The inspiration for her second major product followed from her…

Purse Power recognizes CEO Debi Willis for healthcare technology innovations

PatientLink Enterprises, Inc. is a pioneer in the healthcare software industry. Founded by Debi Willis in 1999, it quickly become a valuable resource for the medical community. As healthcare technology advances across the country, PatientLink keeps up with the needs of clinicians and patients by continuing to add features and products. Each new addition is…

PatientLink Enterprises to Exhibit Award-Winning MyLinks Application at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas

Oklahoma City, OK – February 28, 2018 –PatientLink Enterprises, a software development company specializing in healthcare technology, will demonstrate their award-winning MyLinks® application in the HIMSS18 Interoperability Showcase in two use cases: Telehealth & Stroke Continuum of Care and Opioid Addiction Care. “Interoperability is not just about moving data from one place to another. The purpose of…

How one health system solved quality metric data

As expectations for quality measures increase, physician practices often struggle with the growing burden of data entry. The big question becomes: How do we get the data in a way that is reportable, without driving clinicians crazy in the process?   One of our clients – a large, multi-region health system – has well-established workflows,…

PatientLink® CEO Debi Willis Presents at 2017 HL7® FHIR® Applications Roundtable Conference

Elligo Health Research and PatientLink Brings New Opportunities for Physicians and Their Patients

Elligo Health Research, a leading clinical research infrastructure provider that brings together sponsors, physicians, patients and CROs to improve clinical trial access and efficiency, is now connecting physicians and patients to treatment options through a new partnership with PatientLink Enterprises, an innovative medical patient data collection and enrollment software development company. Read more

10,000 boomers turn 65 every day. Can digital health technology keep them STEADI?

By 2050 the U.S. older adult population is projected to almost double, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Every day, 10,000 baby boomers turn age 65. With this great demographic shift – what some have called the “silver tsunami” – comes added pressure, as well as added opportunity, for governments, healthcare providers and industry to…

Health IT Innovator to Present Award-Winning MyLinks App at Health 2.0 11th Fall Conference

Debi Willis will be presenting MyLinks at the Health 2.0 conference along with Dr. Don Rucker of the ONC, Paul Black CEO of Allscripts, Ryan Howells of the CARIN Alliance, and several other prominent Health IT leaders. She will demonstrate how a patient can pull and aggregate their clinical data from Cedars-Sinai and New York Presbyterian, who…

Clinical Decision Support Tool to Decrease Fall Risk in Older Adults

Falls are preventable and can be considerably reduced if high risk patients are identified through screening and receive appropriate follow-up care. If your practice serves adults 65 and older, you should already be doing fall risk assessments. However, many doctors don’t due to time constraints. While time is limited at an appointment, it’s crucial for…

Success Stories: Debi Willis, Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge

MyLinks is an interactive platform that allows patients to import their medical information from all their health providers and mobile devices, transmit their records, plus link to researchers, pharmacists, caregivers, and family and friends. MyLinks is built using the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) application programming interface (API), the newest technology standard for healthcare interoperability. Patient health information…

PatientLink CEO, Debi Willis named among leading innovators in Healthcare IT

A number of HIT executives, policy makers and industry innovators are leading the digital disruption of healthcare. In the following list, Health Data Management editors profile some of these visionaries who are seeking new and better ways to use cutting-edge technology to improve patient care. Debi Willis and PatientLink’s team of HIT experts use technology…

App developers demo ways to capitalize on emerging data sharing standard

While Health Level 7 International’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is still emerging as a mature standard, app developers have widely embraced HL7’s FHIR in many current use cases.   Health IT vendors see FHIR as a critical component to solving the complex interoperability challenges that are confronting healthcare organizations. Ultimately, they view their respective efforts as…

Allscripts® Open API Patient Engagement Challenge Runner-Up and January 2017 App of the Month

Oklahoma City, OK – January 24, 2017 –PatientLink, an innovative software development company, was chosen as one of the winners of the Allscripts Open API Patient Engagement Challenge, for their application, MyLinks. “It was such an honor to be chosen,” said Debi Willis, PatientLink CEO and Founder. “Partnering with the Allscripts Developer Program (ADP) has provided so many opportunities for…

Record coordination app means less stress for patients

When battling horrific diseases, you can’t always cure them, but you can help in the fight. This is what inspired Debi Willis, CEO and founder of PatientLink, to combine her personal experience and technical knowledge to create MyLinks. Throughout her own fight with cancer, she faced many delays in ordering medical records, test results and reports.…

PatientLink Enterprises – First Place Winner of the ONC’s Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge

Oklahoma City, OK – January 12, 2017 –PatientLink, an innovative software development company, was recently chosen as the first place winner in the The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)’s Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge for their new patient engagement application, MyLinks. The ONC’s Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge was intended to spur the development…

2017 Requirements of MACRA

2017 will transform the way your practice approaches Medicare reimbursements and patient data. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) doesn’t officially affect Medicare payments until 2019, but a lot is happening as the deadline approaches. Based on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule, 2017 will have a direct impact…

A Day in the Life of a Doctor

A Day in the Life of a Doctor Imagine walking into your office, preparing to see 20 patients that day, and knowing you have limited time with each of them. You want to be prepared for each patient; but in reality, you will fly from appointment to appointment with no time for a breather. For…

PatientLink Named Allscripts July App of the Month

We are proud and honored to be recognized as Allscripts July App of the Month. The Allscripts Developer Program (ADP) provides health IT software companies (like PatientLink) an opportunity to assist medical professionals by integrating with their electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solutions. At the recent Allscripts Developer Summit, PatientLink was awarded the program’s Marketing…

Journal Record Innovator of the Year Nominee

Debi Willis, a software engineer and owner of PatientLink Enterprises Inc., has a passion to solve health care problems with technology. She believes that building a better communication platform to electronically connect patients with clinicians and research is the missing key to bring us into a new era of health care and wellness. Read more…

PatientLink on Empowered Patient Radio with Karen Jagoda

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iHT2 Interview with Debi Willis

Institute: What are some of your top initiatives for 2015? Willis: We will continue to create and improve our patient engagement applications, focusing on building tools which allow patients to easily gather their information from all their providers and interact with their providers and researchers in a seamless way. We have a very exciting year ahead…

Depression Screening Interfaced With an Electronic Health Record:

A Feasibility Study in a Primary Care Clinic Using Optical Mark Reader Technology This article presents the study and findings of using PatientLink for depression screening. In conclusion, they found they were able to accomplish screening of nearly 90% of eligible adults in an academic family practice clinic; the screening strategy was acceptable to patients,…

Catholic Health Initiatives finds PatientLink to be three times faster than manual data entry

In February 2013, Ambulatory Electronic Health Record (AEHR) implementations and go-lives were paused to improve the system and its efficiencies. The team worked on a variety of issues with the goal of improving performance. During the pause, PatientLink, an abstraction software/hardware system, was piloted at Family Physician Associates in Shelbyville, Ky. Abstraction is the process…

PatientLink® named on 2013’s Inc. 5000 list

PatientLink® is happy to announce that we have made the Inc 5000 list of the fastest growing privately owned companies in America. We were also listed us as #19 in the top 100 Oklahoma companies. Read more at Inc.com Read more at i2E.com

PatientLink® software eases data entry burden for nurses, clinical staff

As doctor’s offices transition to electronic health records, more patient data can be accessed faster. But manually entering that information into a computer can make the work performed by nurses and clinic staff members seem more like that of a data entry clerk. So when Integris’ Dr. Tanya Livingston saw a new product at a…

OKC company streamlines process of digitizing medical records

Oklahoma City-based PatientLink® says it has a way to save thousands of health care providers hours of uploading patient data into electronic systems. The Oklahoman reports Debi Willis, founder of PatientLink®, developed a patented software that, combined with a scanner, can pull data from a two-sided customizable patient questionnaire. The software will connect to some of…

Innovation streamlines process for digitizing medical records

With health care reform, and greater federal reporting requirements, the paper-to-digital challenge is even more onerous, Willis said. But with PatientLink, it takes less than 10 seconds to import data, completely and accurately, into an EMR, she said, while patients can swiftly answer the questions independently in doctors’ waiting rooms. Some PatientLink customers choose to…