"The move to wireless communication establishes a real time infrastructure on which we can build additional functionality and affords physicians greater flexibility with access to data whenever and wherever they need it", explained Ron Harman, chief technology officer at MDeverywhere. "Wireless functionality simplifies deployment in complex environments that employ locked-down PCs because it enables the handheld to communicate to the server without using Palm HotSync, Microsoft ActiveSync or cradles."
MDeverywhere continues to prove its strong commitment to bringing the most advanced technology and effective solutions to the market. The new wireless capabilities save physicians time by providing real time access to patient schedules and rounding lists as they are updated by other physicians, office staff and automated interfaces. Such real time connectivity is especially important in dynamic environments such as clinics with a high percentage of unscheduled, walk-in patients.
The wireless technologies that can be used with MDeverywhere include 802.11b, also known as WiFi, and Bluetooth. All data sent over the Internet is secure using industry-standard 128 bit SSL encryption. Typical wireless configurations can reach up to 1000 feet from a single access point, sufficient for most clinic settings. Very large practice areas can be accommodated with an array of access points linked together for seamless coverage.
MDeverywhere offers superior point-of-care solutions designed to streamline the business of medicine for physicians. The solution components, EveryCharge for charge capture, EveryNote for integrated dictation, EveryOrder for order capture and EveryReference for reference tools, build efficiency and productivity into physicians' work flow, reclaiming dollars previously lost as the result of bulky administrative processes. Seven published studies at major health care organisations proved an average of more than 300 percent return on investment.
MDeverywhere recently announced a partnership with Unbound Medicine, enabling care providers to add A to Z Drug Facts, Drug Interaction Facts Module, and MEDLINE Journals to their existing service. MDeverywhere interfaces with major practice management systems and is available on Palm OS- and Pocket PC-based handheld devices or desktop workstations. More news is available in the VMW January 2003 article MDeverywhere to release new version with enhanced features of its point-of-care solution.