I know that many readers will find this information boring but there is a reason we mention it. Every one of these medical applications is one less reason for doctors to be stuck using a Windows Mobile or Palm device just because of compatibility. It just goes to show that even developers are noticing the trend towards BlackBerry devices in the medical community.
Check out the press release below:
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PatientKeeper®, Inc., the leading provider of integrated physician information systems today announced that its PatientKeeper applications will be available on the BlackBerry® platform from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM). The new offering gives physicians additional flexibility for accessing the PatientKeeper Physician Information System and satisfies the growing demand among PatientKeeper and BlackBerry smartphone customers.
PatientKeeper customer CHRISTUS Health is already moving quickly to take full advantage of the new offering. “Our organization has experienced tremendous benefits from PatientKeeper solutions, from integrated access to data from multiple systems to the ability to extend the reach and value of our HCIT systems,” said Darrick Nelson, informatics fellow, CHRISTUS Health. “From an informatics standpoint, our goal is to provide fast and easy access to normalized data from multiple systems via a common interface. The addition of BlackBerry smartphone support will give us more options for delivering PatientKeeper applications in a way that works best for each individual physician.”
“The BlackBerry platform gives healthcare organizations industry-leading functionality, flexibility, manageability and security,” said Jeff McDowell, vice president, global alliances at Research In Motion. “We are very pleased that BlackBerry smartphones will be supported on the PatientKeeper Physician Information System, enabling physicians to provide better quality care by staying connected and productive while on the go.”
The PatientKeeper Physician Information System provides an integrated suite of software applications that physicians can use to save time, improve patient care, and improve financial performance. With PatientKeeper, physicians can access essential patient information using a single user interface that has already pulled together information from disparate healthcare systems across the organization. The BlackBerry platform then provides advanced wireless connectivity and security to allow mobile access to important clinical information, which can better support physicians’ daily workflows and overall physician user adoption.
“PatientKeeper is focused on making a broad range of applications available anywhere, anytime with a single point of access,” said Paul W. Brient, PatientKeeper president and CEO. “For busy physicians trying to manage multiple tasks, the growing popularity of the BlackBerry platform is undeniable. Making our applications available on BlackBerry is of the utmost importance to PatientKeeper.”
PatientKeeper software products are being demonstrated on BlackBerry smartphones at the 2008 HIMSS annual conference, which runs from February 24-28 in Orlando, FL, at both the PatientKeeper booth #2600 and the Research In Motion booth #8363.
As an innovator, creator and leading supplier of integrated physician information systems, PatientKeeper’s applications provide a single point of anytime, anywhere access to clinical and financial data from multiple, disparate systems. PatientKeeper’s technology automates the provider’s day to transform their experience and improve satisfaction. The Company’s physician portal and mobile applications improve user satisfaction and patient safety, increase revenue and simplify data access and interoperability for community health information exchange. For more information, visit http://www.patientkeeper.com.
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