For clinical care on the move, InterSystems has launched a “unique” mobile system that the health IT vendor has claimed is a step forward for electronic medical records and a cut above its competitors.
The new TrakCare clinical system allows healthcare professionals to use touchscreen devices to create patient notes with swipes and taps, capture images and barcodes via camera, and add information by voice in an approach that leads the market.
“We believe that our strategy of making the entire application available to clinicians in a unified view across multiple device sizes and types is market leading,” director of product management for InterSystems Dimitri Fane told Healthcare IT News Australia.
“This is not the first mobile-enabled healthcare information system but it is market leading when you consider other vendors and where their development is up to.”
Servelec and Emis Health also have mobile versions of their clinical systems.
The point of distinction, according to InterSystems, is that it has designed a mobile version of its EMR, while other vendors use apps that sit on top of their systems.
“What is unique about TrakCare is that it’s one system with one user interface across the whole application. Workflows and tasks are better handled this way and deployment is less costly. Bottom line, it’s a different strategy to other vendors.”
Users have the same interface on fixed PC workstations, workstations on wheels, tablets and phones, and can access tasks including medication prescribing, medication administration, nursing rounds and laboratory results.
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The percentage of nurses using mobile devices at the bedside was 65 per cent in 2017, Zebra Technologies’ global 2022 Hospital Vision Study found, which was expected to rise to 97 per cent in 2022. The use of mobile devices among doctors, pharmacists and laboratory technicians was anticipated to increase by a similar rate.
“Mobility represents a fundamental shift in the market and is a huge focus of our development team’s efforts. TrakCare has always had very sophisticated role-based workflows that are aware of who you are and what information you require. We have used this opportunity to manage and improve workflows to make things easier for clinicians,” Fane said.
This company claimed its new functionality will promote EMR adoption, speed up clinical workflows, create a better patient experience, and help avoid clinical burnout.
The first to implement a version of the system is the new Guangzhou United Family Hospital in China, where patients can self-register using iPads, speeding up the admission process.
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