This blog post first
appeared in Mobile
Health Matters on October 1, 2013.
For hospitals and health systems to achieve the value of their
EMR investments, they must be able to deliver information to the point of care
and ultimately the point of making a difference with patients – whether the
clinician is at the bedside, down the hall, in the office or at home. Industry
paradigms like health system consolidation and the physicians shortage mean
that clinicians will be increasingly mobile, relying on personal devices for
the information they need to provide quality care.
What we know today is getting information into the hands
of clinicians in the right place at the right time isn’t going to be easy.
That’s why in July, Microsoft was pleased to announce that AirStrip will be the first mHealth company to be part
of the Microsoft Apps For Surface program. Innovative leadership like
AirStrip’s is essential to overcoming the challenges of mobile healthcare such
as like compliance, regulations and interoperability.
Microsoft is engaging with healthcare vendors who understand the
changing industry and are bringing new solutions to the table to help
clinicians improve the quality of care while reducing costs. We want clinicians
to have the tools they need to make care decisions right on their Windows 8.1
devices including a seamless view of EMR data and medical device data.
Clinicians need enterprise-class software available on Windows 8.1 devices that
enable the security and functionality necessary for the exchange of patient
Working toward this vision, during Health 2.0 we announced
the next phase in our relationship with AirStrip – the availability of AirStrip ONE
Cardiology for Windows 8.1. When we talk with
hospital and health system decision makers, we recognize they are juggling
financial pressures and need to prioritize health IT projects to confirm the
value and ROI. The cardiology service line is a good place for health systems
to get their feet wet in mobility since the data lends itself well to visual
representation, cardiac conditions are a target for readmissions penalties and
cardiology patients tend to be an expensive patient population.
One of the most impactful components of making AirStrip ONE Cardiology available on Windows 8.1 is that it’s not just going to
reach clinicians on their tablets but will also make that same view of data
available on their desktops at the hospital and office.
We’re excited to continue to grow this relationship with
AirStrip and to work with together to deliver the solutions that meet the
current and future needs of the evolving healthcare system.
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