Fort Wayne, Ind. – February 4, 2010 – Building on the success of recent student personal health record adoption rates at Indiana University’s Bloomington campus, NoMoreClipboard.com today announced a strategic alliance with the university. The two organizations are collaborating to develop additional personal health modules in an effort to improve student health and wellness at IU, and to market healthcare IT solutions to other colleges and universities.
As part of the expanded partnership, the NoMoreClipboard PHR will be offered to students at additional IU campuses, as well as traveling student athletes. The university is also working with NoMoreClipboard to develop a college health platform that will appeal to the education market and help NoMoreClipboard promote the IU success story to other colleges and universities.
“Students not only embrace information technology, they expect to conduct business online and have trouble understanding why a health clinic would still capture patient information on paper forms,” said Peter Grogg, associate director at the Indiana University Health Center. “Through our alliance with NoMoreClipboard, we are working on a college health platform that includes functionality designed to appeal to college health professionals and the student populations they serve.”
IU was one of the first universities in the U.S. to offer a robust PHR solution to students. The online PHR was piloted in February of 2009, and incoming students in the 2009/10 class were encouraged to create a PHR account over the summer. Forty percent of the 2009 freshman class created a PHR prior to arriving on campus, and more than half of those students have since used the PHR to exchange information with the health center.