Branded as emPOWERnet:Mobile, the combined solution allows physicians to easily access the patient's electronic medical record, readily utilise clinical decision support tools, accurately record charges for medical treatments, and more, all through one handheld device while at the patient's bedside or anywhere else.
"Leaders of health care organisations are increasingly looking to IT as a means to address their strategic imperatives, such as physician satisfaction, rising costs, and patient safety. Meanwhile, health care IT is becoming more and more tailored to the individual clinical user", stated Paul W. Brient, CEO, PatientKeeper.
"Taken together, we believe PCS's decision to offer mobile and wireless capabilities will both help emPOWERnet clients establish effective long-term strategies for their respective institutions and provide PCS with competitive advantage in the marketplace", added Mr. Brient.
"The health care industry today is rapidly adopting mobile and wireless technology, a process that will become increasingly important in the clinical environment", stated Terry Pitts, CEO, Park City Solutions. "Utilising the PatientKeeper Platform with emPOWERnet allows Park City Solutions to develop and deploy secure, portable, two-way exchange of patient and clinical data for an entire health care enterprise. Park City Solutions' alliance with PatientKeeper demonstrates our commitment to deliver best-of-breed solutionsdeveloped through independent software vendors."
Park City Solutions, headquartered in Midway, Utah, with offices throughout the United States, is a technology and professional services firm that advances health care performance through its people, processes, and technology. Park City Solutions delivers superior value for health care organisations by providing a broad range of solutions that enhance patient care and streamline processes, including eHealth portal solutions, business and management consulting solutions, laboratory management solutions, and government IT solutions.
PatientKeeper Inc. provides doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals with mobile computing solutions to improve patient care and curb rising costs. The PatientKeeper Platform easily integrates with existing hospital IT systems and securely delivers patient information to handheld PDAs. PatientKeeper offers a portfolio of wireless applications for such health care tasks as pre-planning for daily rounds, timely delivery of clinical results, and charge capture at the point-of-care.
PatientKeeper is the wireless provider for Cerner, IBM, Park City Solutions, and Thomson/MICROMEDEX, and a number of health care institutions have standardised on the PatientKeeper Platform. More news on the company is available in the VMW September 2003 article Brigham and Women's installs PatientKeeper mobile solution to improve billing at the point-of-care.