WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Medical Records Institute last week awarded iChart(TM) EMR from Caretools as one of the most innovative healthcare information technology products of the year. The award was presented at the 2009 TEPR+ meeting held in Palm Springs California. TEPR Awards identify outstanding health information technology and electronic medical record (EMR) innovations and solutions. Tom Giannulli, MD, MS, founder – Caretools(TM), was one of the four distinguished honorees recognized during the Opening Session of the 25th Annual TEPR+ Conference in Palm Springs, California.

According to Dr. Thomas Giannulli, “Caretools and the iPhone electronic medical record (iChart) were honored to have been recognized for our ongoing commitment to providing products that enhance the quality of healthcare by assisting clinicians at the point-of-care. Coupling iChart with the Apple iPhone(R) and iPod Touch(R) offers an electronic personal medical assistant that streamlines the daily ‘chart, bill and fill’ routine of every healthcare provider.”

iChart(TM) leverages the advanced capabilities of the Apple iPhone/iPod(R) to literally deliver clinical information to the finger tips of care providers. iChart(TM) provides a single provider a complete stand-alone solution or acts as a mobile front-end for an established healthcare information network. In either scenario, the provider can automate medical data capture and effortlessly look-up patient related information using an efficiently designed “touch and tap” interface.

Since its introduction in mid 2008 iChart(TM), has grown its network of physicians and other care providers at an accelerated pace and serves clients in 9 countries. iChart(TM) is designed to bring down the traditional barriers to adoption by offering unprecedented value and ease of use and as such is well positioned to benefit from the Obama Administration’s movement towards electronic health records. The iChart(TM) application is immediately available online via the Apple App Store –

TEPRplus(TM) is the premier health IT conference for clinicians, healthcare executives, and HIM and HIT professionals. TEPR+ offers unbiased, comprehensive and topical information on the current and future state of health IT.

Caretools, Inc. is a software company with a single focus: information management at the point-of-care. Thousands of mobile device software licenses have been sold worldwide, electronically linking physicians with patient data 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.

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Send2Press(R) is the originating wire service for this story, Copr. 2009.

[tags]Caretools iChart, EMR software, Apple iPhone app, Medical Records Institute[/tags]