Android App for Healthcare

— July 13, 2013

CRG Medical, Inc., developers of web-based healthcare applications, has released its KBCore Common Formats “Purple Button” Patient Safety interoperability application on the MioCARE A105 Android Tablet for Healthcare.

Preloaded with the Purple Button app and a hospital’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, the tablet allows hospitals and healthcare organizations to capture, encrypt and transfer patient safety information to the institution’s Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES) in real time.

Usable only within its designated facility, the solution provides an alternative to controversial “bring your own device” (BYOD) policies that create security concerns with proprietary medical data.

The app serves as the interoperability component that communicates patient safety event information from the hospital’s existing EHR systems to the PSES by populating Common Formats forms, either automatically or manually. With the application integrated with the MioCARE A105 Tablet, doctors can record patient safety events with the device’s barcode scanner, voice recorder or photo capture functionalities.

The collected information is instantly encrypted (via Direct Project or other technology provided by CRG Medical’s partners) so that it can be securely transferred to a PSES or sent to another integrated application. In addition, the Purple Button application’s ability to replace error-prone, paper-based event reporting, coupled with the tablet’s rugged, ergonomic design, make the solution ideal for use in high-volume, high-risk areas such as the emergency room (ER), the operating room (OR), and Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) facilities.

Douglas Dotan, president and CEO, CRG Medical, said, “The growing ‘BYOD’ movement poses security issues for hospitals in particular, as more medical personnel are using personal devices, like smartphones, in the workplace to manage confidential information, such as patient safety data." The healthcare tablet and integrated app is designed to provide doctors with a viable means of securely storing and transferring encrypted information in real time, while giving them the power to take a more proactive approach to patient safety.

Web-based and system-agnostic, CRG Medical’s KBCore Suite provides a framework that collects, analyzes and integrates strategic patient safety information so healthcare facilities can review the data, create new knowledge and continually make improvements to particular processes. The MioCARE A105 Tablet is water resistant, dust proof, drop resistant up to 3 feet, can be sterilized with alcohol, and has six hours of battery life.

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