CHARLESTON, S.C. – December 11, 2014 – KidsLink, an innovative app allowing parents to organize their family’s important information with the swipe of a finger, is now available in Charleston through a partnership with Palmetto Primary Care Physicians. The invitation-only iPhone app provides a secure vault for each child’s medical, vaccination and other important information that can be kept private or shared with select caregivers and family, as well as a storyboard that auto-scrapbooks and archives family memories and milestones.
Palmetto Primary Care Physicians selected KidsLink to ensure that parents keep their family’s wellness top-of-mind through health alert notifications, reminders and updates. The independent physician’s group will provide its patients an opportunity to join KidsLink, ensuring that children never miss a wellness visit or immunization and that parents are armed with the latest news, warning signs and care advice for breaking public health issues.
“As the first healthcare provider in Charleston to integrate with KidsLink, we’re excited to provide our patients with a new way to proactively manage their families’ health,” said Miriam Stanley, Director of Quality Improvement and Care Coordination for Palmetto Primary Care Physicians. “Partnering with KidsLink allows us to strengthen our existing community health programs designed to help families take responsibility for their own health by providing a more effective communication tool for important alerts and reminders.”
In a pilot program of 2,500 moms, users raved about how the app gave them immediate access to information without having to dig through piles of paperwork and allowed them to share privately. In addition to Charleston, KidsLink is available in Charlotte, North Carolina, through Piedmont Medical Center and Atlanta, Georgia, through Piedmont Healthcare, which used the app to warn parents of a local West Nile outbreak over the summer.
Founded on the premise that parenting is the toughest job in the world, but the most under-serviced from a technology solution standpoint, KidsLink combines the best of a trusted social network with a highly secure filing system via three key features: the Stream, Vault and Storyboard. Through the Stream, parents can privately connect and seek advice from their close and trusted family and friends. The Storyboard auto-scrapbooks every child’s moments and organizes them chronologically, making the need to weed through photos and recall dates obsolete, while the Vault is a secure place to keep all important information for easy access, such as insurance cards and immunization records. Vault files can be shared with family, caregivers and healthcare providers as needed. Click here to watch how the app works.
“We founded KidsLink after hearing from thousands of parents that they needed a secure, seamless way to organize all of the details that come with having children – from immunization records to artwork,” said Chris Morocco, CEO of KidsLink. “Plus, parents are increasingly concerned about preserving their children’s digital legacies – the online footprint that we create for our children with public posts about them. KidsLink provides a secure way for parents to document and share their children’s special moments with a small, trusted circle of friends.”
KidsLink is available by invitation-only. Click here or visit Palmetto Primary Care to request an invite, which can be redeemed in the iTunes App Store. Visit mykidslink.com for details.
About KidsLink, Inc.
KidsLink is a free iPhone app for parents to securely track and share information on their kids and stay connected with their closest friends – all in one place. Founded by Atlanta-based entrepreneurs and launched in 2014, KidsLink provides a central location for users to store, organize and responsibly share their children’s milestones and memories.
About Palmetto Primary Care Physicians
Palmetto Primary Care Physicians (PPCP) is an independent multi-specialty group practice comprised of over 110 clinical providers with a wide range of expertise in primary and specialty care including women’s imaging, endocrinology, neurology and gastroenterology. The company employs over 700 clinical and non-clinical staff throughout South Carolina and provides exceptional medical care for patients through 34 physician’s offices in 7 counties.
PPCP was among one of the first practices to nationally establish a successful Patient Centered Medical Home Program and the first in South Carolina. The group provides patient-centered services such as state-of-the-art urgent care clinics and an imaging and lab center that is open 365 days a year and a Triage Line that is available to patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.