WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — CareTools Inc., an industry recognized mobile healthcare information technology leader, today announced its native digital medical record system for iPhone and iPod touch will be available tomorrow on the Apple App Store. “We recognized early on that iPhone has the potential to radically change the use of information technology at the most important patient/provider interface – the actual point-of-care,” said Dr. Thomas Giannulli, President, CareTools.
“We believe iChart running natively on iPhone is a leapfrog product in terms of its functionality, ease of use and affordable price. Given the value that iChart offers, we are confident it will significantly stimulate the adoption of information technology by healthcare providers.”
iChart has been designed to act as an electronic “personal medical assistant” and focuses on streamlining the daily “chart, bill and fill” routine of every healthcare provider. iChart leverages the advanced capabilities of iPhone and iPod touch to warehouse patient data, and images, in addition to providing an updated list of medications, drug interactions, pharmacies, billing codes and complaint specific clinical templates.
Synchronization of new information is accomplished wirelessly using secure web technology and iChart allows a single provider or entire healthcare network to automate medical data capture and effortlessly look-up patient related information using an efficiently designed “touch and tap” interface.
The iChart application can be configured to synchronize data to the user’s included iChart Sync online account, where data can be viewed, shared and printed via a standard web browser. Group and enterprise accounts can setup data sharing teams and leverage data input by iChart teammates in near real-time. Caretools also offers each user the opportunity to link to community or enterprise lab results via a central HL7 gateway, and route prescriptions to national e-Prescribing networks. The iChart application is priced from just over $100 and can be downloaded wirelessly from the App Store using iPhone or iPhone touch.
Apple’s new App Store will provide iPhone users with native applications in a variety of categories including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. The App Store on iPhone works over cellular networks and Wi-Fi, which means it is accessible from just about anywhere, so you can purchase and download applications wirelessly and start using them instantly. Some applications are even free and the App Store notifies you when application updates are available. The App Store will be available in 62 countries at launch on July 11, 2008 at www.itunes.com/appstore/ (link will launch iTunes application).
CareTools is a software company with a single focus – information management at the point-of-care. With over 14 years of experience, commencing with the development of the first complete hand-held electronic medical record system, the Caretools team is committed to connecting care providers to patient information via the latest in mobile technology. For more information please visit http://www.caretools.com .
[tags]CareTools Inc, Apple App Store, digital medical record system for iPhone, iChart software[/tags]