MobiApps and MDanywhere partner to offer mobile health care solutions to hospitals and physicians

Arlington 05 December 2001MobiApps, a wireless applications and device solutions provider for the health care industry, and MDanywhere, a developer of e-health, enterprise point-of-care solutions will jointly deliver integrated, end-to-end mobile health care solutions to physicians, clinicians, and hospital administrators across the globe. MobiApps' wireless mobile platform and its front-end application suite, m-Health, integrated with MDanywhere's state-of-the-art back-end applications solutions, will allow physicians and medical facilities to deliver effective patient care where and when it is needed most, at the point of care.

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By using any of a variety of handheld devices and wireless networks in conjunction with applications software offered by both companies, health care professionals will be able to interact in real time with patient medical data and monitoring systems anywhere, anytime to help improve quality and reduce medical error.

MDanywhere's point-of-care applications integrate with MobiApps' m-Health application suite as a Web services platform that allows modular application deployment and integration with a hospital's electronic medical records system. The system can be used over any Web-based browser or through a distributed database, and through bundling with MobiApps' m-Integrator server platform, is able to wirelessly deliver vital patient data to virtually any handheld device, including Palm Pilot, Compaq IPAQ, RIM Blackberry or WAP-enabled phones.

The application software performs such functions as ordering and tracking of lab results and prescription orders, and through its prescription management module, it provides access to prescription databases of over 175.000 drugs. The system also creates a virtual super-bill in the palm of the physician's hands, including diagnosis codes, procedure codes, fee schedules, and local medical review guidelines. Additional speciality disease and transplantation management systems are also available as optional modules.

"In today's fast paced medical world, where physicians, nurses, and clinicians are all pressed for time, finding more efficient ways to deliver acute health care is critical", stated Stephen Snider, vice president of sales and marketing for MobiApps. "This alliance will bring together MDanywhere's extensive health care application domain expertise and wirelessly empower it via the powerful MobiApps m-Integrator server platform. The result is a unique point-of-care information solution, which provides physicians with wireless access to clinic and hospital-based information from anywhere. By allowing the physician to deliver efficient, cost-effective and timely patient care services, the benefits of the MobiApps/MDanywhere solution are certainly significant and will be recognised immediately."

MobiApps' m-Health suite consists of a powerful and innovative set of applications, equipping doctors with appropriate technology, which guarantees accuracy, security and productivity to health care personnel. m-Health enables physicians to save time and improve performance delivery and patient safety.

"This is a tremendous opportunity to integrate best of breed competencies from the health care informatics and wireless communication worlds", stated Dr. Rudy Rai, founder of MDanywhere and a physician with Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. "With a live implementation and ongoing R&D input from physicians at Johns Hopkins, we can provide the best application development environment. Partnering with MobiApps' technologies, we have created a unique offering which provides enterprise-level solutions that can be introduced across a range of wireless mobile devices. It is a powerful, dynamic, and innovative solution which has incredible value for physicians, hospitals and health systems."

MDanywhere leverages a high performance, platform-independent, open standards based enterprise solution that provides point-of-care applications, connectivity and turnkey interfaces with legacy systems. MDanywhere provides seamless integration of clinical applications and information throughout the continuum of care and can be delivered via desktop or mobile devices, through either an Application Services Provider (ASP) or licensing arrangement. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, MDanywhere is a Johns Hopkins Emerging Technology Incubator company.


Leslie Versweyveld

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