QRS Diagnostic introduces instant data synchronisation to enhance its patient information management software

Minneapolis 06 January 2003With the release of MedicSync, QRS Diagnostic now enables users of its Office Medic and Pocket Medic software to synchronise databases of patients' physiological data collected with QRS computer card medical devices. The MedicSync feature is a wizard that synchronises data between two different Office Medic databases or between a Pocket Medic and Office Medic database.


"This new feature offers more functionality to our customers", stated Spencer Lien, chief executive officer, QRS. "For example, using our SpiroCard PC Card device with Pocket Medic on a handheld, a home care nurse can test a patient's lung function in the patient's home, and then synchronise that new data with an existing patient database back in their office."

"MedicSync makes it even more convenient and efficient for us to use QRS PC Card devices for diagnostic testing", stated Michael Terry Sr., M.D., Choctaw Family Medicine, Choctaw, Oklahoma. "Now, we can take QRS PC Cards on our handhelds into any examination room or any other location where we want to perform EKGs, test pulmonary function, or monitor blood oxygenation. Upon completing the tests, we can synchronise patients' physiological data with our central server database. It's simple and fast to keep all our patient data updated."

Office Medic Workstation is a patient information management system that complements QRS PC Card medical devices to support real time diagnostic testing. With QRS PC Card medical devices, Office Medic provides caregivers with the flexibility and mobility to perform diagnostic tests on any standard desktop or laptop workstation. Test data is acquired and accessible in seconds at the point of care.

The software allows full on-screen viewing of real time graphs and reports and easy access to automatically stored records. Office Medic International enables physicians worldwide to take advantage of QRS medical device technology. Office Medic International offers Office Medic Workstation with seven language choices: King's English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese (Portugal), and Portuguese (Brazilian).

Office Medic Integrated Data Management System (IDMS) provides the full advantages of a network solution. It is a patient information management system that provides real time diagnostic testing, centralised digital data storage, rapid report retrieval and data sharing, and remote connectivity. With Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Office Medic IDMS turns clients on a network into full-function medical devices simply by sliding a QRS PC Card device into the PC Card drive of an existing network workstation. Physicians and nurses can perform tests on any standard client and then access and analyse the results from anywhere on the network.

"Office Medic IDMS, based on Microsoft SQL Server 2000, offers a scalable, reliable solution that seamlessly integrates with PCs and a variety of mobile devices", stated Ahmad Hashem, M.D., Ph.D., global health care industry manager, Microsoft. "Office Medic IDMS allows providers to collect and access real time information at the point of care, resulting in timely medical intervention and communication capabilities."

Pocket Medic software is compatible with portable Microsoft Windows CE Handheld and Pocket PCs. With QRS PC Cards, Pocket Medic turns off-the-shelf, portable PCs into mobile medical devices.

Founded in 1994, QRS Diagnostic, Plymouth, Minnesota, uses innovative software technology to design and develop FDA-approved medical devices that simplify and reduce the costs of diagnostic testing and patient monitoring. With the patented computer technology platform, QRS turns standard desktop, laptop, handheld and Pocket PCs into modular, upgradeable medical devices and streamlines the collection and communication of precise physiological data.

QRS Diagnostic enables primary care physicians to cost-effectively practise high-tech medicine while delivering the accuracy that specialists and hospitals demand. The affordability, durability, and mobility of QRS devices also advance diagnostic testing and patient monitoring for disease management, home health care, and personal health management. More news on QRS Diagnostic is available in the VMW November 2002 article QRS Diagnostic leverages physicians' adoption of handheld computers in clinical practice.

Leslie Versweyveld

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