QRS Diagnostic to expand its medical device platform with updated Office and Pocket Medic software

Plymouth 14 May 2001QRS Diagnostic LLC has released two new versions of its popular medical device software programmes. Office Medic version 3.1 and Pocket Medic version 2.1 allow health care practitioners to perform diagnostic procedures on off-the-shelf personal and handheld computers using the company's PC Card medical device platform. QRS PC Cards perform pulse oximetry, spirometry, and electrocardiography (ECG), and will soon include blood pressure and vital signs monitoring.

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The new software adds several features including an updated version of the company's Software Developer's Kit (SDK). The SDK enables Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to seamlessly integrate QRS PC Card medical devices with third-party software such as electronic medical records, telemedicine, and disease management programmes.

The SDK offers developers many options ranging from interfacing directly with the device driver to utilising QRS' Command Line feature, thereby allowing the development of custom software applications for every market segment of health care. The Command Line feature, new to Office Medic 3.1, allows ISVs to easily create real time links between their existing application and QRS PC Card devices.

"The SDK is another feature which distances QRS from the rest of the field", commented Patrick Lichter, Director of Corporate Technology. "The company is committed to providing our partners with enhanced development tools that are aimed at making their software integration efforts seamless and more robust. The developers kit will allow QRS' unique medical devices to reach broader market penetration in areas of telemedicine, home care, and electronic medical records."

The new version of Office Medic equally includes batch printing capability, allowing users to print multiple reports within a selected date range. Also new to Office Medic 3.1 is a Universal Serial Bus (USB) driver for the QRS' EKGCard, making it compatible with the Windows 2000 operating system.

Founded in 1994 and privately held, QRS designs, develops, and distributes a broad range of diagnostic and monitoring medical devices for health care providers and chronic disease management in the home. QRS is focused on simplifying and reducing the cost of medical technology while maintaining the essentials of accuracy and detail demanded by health care providers.


Leslie Versweyveld

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